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Re: Anyone interested in a OpenLDAP => BeOS Port?

I have patches to port it.  Openldap is easy to port to beos.  grab gdbm,
autoconf,automake, and autoheader from ftp.ninemoons.com.  You will have
to compile a library that gives you lockf() which can be found in the BeOS
libroot sources, and sys_err and sys_errlist.  The other tweaks are ifdefs
to change read() and write() to send()/recv() for sockets.  and to change
some close()'s to tcp_close()'s...  I just have to write a few doc's and
finish a some work then I will post a URL to a tarball of patches.

Allen Reese
Senior Software Engineer
Driversoft, Inc.

On Wed, 10 Mar 1999, Kurt D. Zeilenga wrote:

> At 07:27 PM 3/9/99 -0800, Steffen Yount wrote:
> >How hard do you think a port to the BeOS would be?
> I would think it would be very straight forward with the
> possible exception of slapd/slurpd.  It particular,
> 	- backend database
> 	- syslog support
> There may be ports of Berkeley DB2 and/or GDBM available.
> Otherwise, you could develop the necessary LDBM glue to
> a BeOS specific DBM.
> Syslog, if not support, could just be disabled.
> >Would it be better to wait till after OpenLDAP 2.0 with more threading support?
> No.  If BeOS doesn't support Posix threads (or other supported
> thread API), you'll need to implement the appropriate ldap_pvt_thread()
> functions for BeOS.  The ldap_pvt_thread API is the same for 1.2-release
> and 2.0-devel.  It's not likely to change much (at least not at
> the glue level).
> >Is anyone interested?
> Sure.  Feel free to dive on in.  If any issues arise, post to this
> group.  Also, please review our guidelines for contributing and programming.
> 	http://www.openldap.org/devel/contributing.html
> 	http://www.openldap.org/devel/programming.html
> Kurt