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>> My only concern is that it be maintained, so that the OpenLDAP backend
>> can be a supported part of Samba4 into the long term. (I know it's not
>> been in good shape for the past while, but there is hope we can get it
>> back on track).
>> Do contrib modules come with this level of maintenance?
> Inherently no, because they would not be configured/built along with the
> rest of the package. Of course, as soon as users (possibly including
> myself) notice issues, they would be maintained (see for example nssov).
> The most straightforward way of having it routinely built is to place it
> in slapd/overlays/; I guess this needs consensus from the rest of the
> team. I'd vote in favor; please holler.
I think contrib is the right place for now. It seems to me that the
requirements here are still a moving target, so it's better in contrib.
(Contrib items are free to add new features independent of the rest of the
release cycle. Items in the main slapd/overlays are more constrained to
bugfixes-only within a release cycle.)
-- Howard Chu
CTO, Symas Corp. http://www.symas.com
Director, Highland Sun http://highlandsun.com/hyc/
Chief Architect, OpenLDAP http://www.openldap.org/project/