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Re: contributed overlays in slapd/overlays
Kurt D. Zeilenga wrote:
It seems many of the overlays in slapd/overlays should be
moved into contrib/slapd-modules (or contrib/slapd-overlays)....
In principle I agree. However there's an issue: sometimes people (read:
customers) prefer to have monolithic software. A nice feature of
overlays (and backends and many other components) is that they do build
as dynamic modules as well, so they can be entirely factored out of
slapd, but then we lose the possibility to have things monolithic (from
a system administration and packaging stand point; they're still modules
from a developer's viewpoint). I'd prefer to keep the possibility to
statically build most of the overlays, as soon as they're of some
general usefulness. Unfortunately I tend to judge generality biased by
my personal experience, e.g. by what customers ask us...
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