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RE: slapd future questions
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-openldap-software@OpenLDAP.org
> [mailto:owner-openldap-software@OpenLDAP.org]On Behalf Of Wout van Albada
> I've seen several threads on this list about whether to
> use the LDBM or BDB backends for slapd. The last one
> "LDBM verse BDM" had Frank Swasey saying LDBM wasn't
> receiving much/any development. This brings up the
> following questions:
> 1. Is it true that LDBM isn't receiving development?
> 2. How long will LDBM be supported?
Development of back-ldbm has pretty much stopped, yes. We will still examine
patches that are submitted against it though.
> 3. Is the BDB backend considered stable enough
> for production environments?
In general, back-bdb is more stable than back-ldbm.
> 4. Are there plans to move away from the BDB backend to
> some new backend in the known future?
> 5. How long will the BDB backend be supported?
I think back-bdb / back-hdb / back-ldbm will continue to coexist for a while.
Eventually I believe back-hdb will prove more useful than the other two.
> I'm asking these questions to find out what the developers
> are planning for the future of OpenLDAP so I can deploy a
> setup with some life ahead of it.
There are no major new backend designs on the horizon. See the roadmap:
-- Howard Chu
Chief Architect, Symas Corp. Director, Highland Sun
Symas: Premier OpenSource Development and Support