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From "Ryan Bloom" <>
Subject RE: ldap
Date Mon, 29 Jul 2002 15:35:05 GMT
Mod_proxy wasn't added back to the server until the developers had
proven that there was a development community around it, and most of the
bugs had been fixed.  The same must be true for ldap before it can be
added to the base distribution.

Also, as a counter-point to this.  Adding a module to the core
discourages other people from implementing the same basic functionality.
While that is usually a good thing, there are a LOT of versions of
auth_ldap for 1.3, each with its own advantages and disadvantages.  I
know of at least 1 other auth_ldap for 2.0 (proprietary, by Covalent),
would any of those modules been created if auth_ldap was in the core.

Now, I am trying to stay out of this discussion, because I have an
obvious conflict of interests, but I did want to give people something
to think about.


Ryan Bloom 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brad Nicholes []
> Sent: Monday, July 29, 2002 8:21 AM
> To:;
> Subject: Re: ldap
>    I see the same thing happening to LDAP.  For the most part it has
> been ignored.  If it is considered to be unstable at this point, why
> put it in /experimental with the other modules that are considered to
> "not yet ready for prime-time" but still very useful?  In this way, it
> will get the exposure that it needs, documentation can continue (BTW
> where did the docs go??) and when it is stable, it can be moved into
> mainstream.
> Brad
> Brad Nicholes
> Senior Software Engineer
> Novell, Inc., the leading provider of Net business solutions
> >>> Monday, July 29, 2002 6:03:26 AM >>>
> wrote:
> > People didn't want it to be a part of the core more because of
> bloat.
> >  As Aaron says, there is no reason to add all these modules to the
> core
> > only to have to release them on the same schedule - I like it as a
> sub project.
> When proxy was a subproject, it received no exposure, which was
> detrimental to the project as a whole. Bugs were only fixed when proxy
> went mainstream again. Subprojects mean more work for end-users, and
> avoiding end-user work is better than avoiding developer work.
> Regards,
> Graham
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