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Re: Missing documentation (ITS#1749)
I prefer to have each backend documented in a separate man page.
Importance of backends change over time.
At 02:40 AM 2002-04-26, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>Hallvard B Furuseth writes:
>> As you may have guessed, I didn't see Kurt's response before I posted
>> mine. Anyway,
>> I'm converting the documentation from back-<meta,null,perl,sql,tcl>
>> to man pages and moving the back-<passwd/shell> doc to separate pages.
>> I'll leave the back-monitor documentation alone, it is too unfinished.
>> A few questions:
>> - Should I move back-<bdb/ldbm> to separate pages too? I like their
>> documentation where it is, in slapd.conf.5.
>good point; I'd liek to see them on separate pages as well,
>but for historical reasons and for their importance they're
>fine in the big file ... maybe they could go in separate files
>for reference, with a sort of quick start in slapd.conf
>> - Pierangelo, I'll combine back-meta/Documentation and
>> librewrite/RATIONALE into one manpage,
>Fine, they are related (and back-meta would be nearly unusable
>> but they have different
>> copyrights. The first says
>> Copyright 1998-2002 The OpenLDAP Foundation, All Rights Reserved.
>> COPYING RESTRICTIONS APPLY, see COPYRIGHT file
>> Copyright 2001, Pierangelo Masarati, All rights reserved. <email@example.com>
>> and the second has a longer copyright statement. Could you supply
>> a single copyright statement for the combined file?
>Well, the long copyright in back-meta was to acknowledge the
>origing of the inspiration (that is Howard's back-ldap and technical
>discussions); although strongly related, the two things should
>remain separate, at least from an "intellectual" point of view.
>I'll use the copyright of back-meta for librewrite as well (I'll do
>it myself together with some slight improvements I'm thinking about.
>> BTW, should the e-mail address above be replaced with
>No, most (all?) of my work on LDAP is done as a spin-off of my
>cooperation with SysNet, the "Politecnico di Milano" has nothing
>to do with it.
>Note that after back-meta and librewrite were added, their design
>has never been updated (only kept in sync with backend API changes)
>so they might be a little outdated. librewrite was meant to be
>as much independent from OpenLDAP as possible, to allow its reuse
>in other contexts where string rewrite might be useful; however,
>to better exploit its capabilities in OpenLDAP without excessive
>performance losses, a better integration could be advisable.
>Dr. Pierangelo Masarati | voice: +39 02 2399 8309
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