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From Max Bowsher <ma...@ukf.net>
Subject Re: authz module source compatibility 2.2 -> 2.3
Date Thu, 16 Mar 2006 17:26:05 GMT
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>> Max Bowsher wrote:
>> What is the expected level of source compatibility for authz modules
>> between 2.2 and 2.3?
>>
>> I'm confused, as some parts of the authz framework on trunk seem to
>> be attempting to allow some compatibility, whilst other parts do not.
>>
>> Clarification would be welcome, as I'd like to write some patches for
>> the authz code, but don't want to do unnecessary work upholding
>> compatibility that isn't actually intended, or produce flawed patches
>> which decrease compatibility.

Brad Nicholes wrote:
> It is less than going from 2.0 -> 2.2.  Authn modules will need to be
> recompiled but should not need to be patched.  Authz modules on the
> other hand will need to be converted from hook based to provider based. 
> You can see the work that would need to be done to an Authz module by
> comparing a 2.2 authz module source with one from trunk.  As far as
> compatibility goes, authz functionality remains the same but the module
> architecture is different.

Thankyou. In light of this clarification, I have a further question: is
there any reason why mod_authz_default should not be folded into
mod_authz_core?


Thanks,
Max.
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