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RE: server side sorting & paging?

At 02:03 AM 4/23/2004, Jon Poulton wrote:
>What bothers me isnt that OpenLdap doesnt support sorting of search results,
>but that its not even on the roadmap for any future versions.

The roadmap provides an indication of what is reasonable expected
to appear in a future release.  Without knowledge that some
developer is working (or intends to work) on a particular feature,
that feature will not be listed.  The roadmap is not a T0-DO

TO-DO list (http://www.openldap.org/devel/todo.html) does contain:
  Implement LDAP sorted search results control

>Surely server-side sorting of results is quite a high priority requirement? 

Maybe for you, but apparently not for some others.

I think this is the real crux of the matter.

You set your priorities, Howard sets his, I set mine, others
set theirs.  (And those who offer other LDAP offerings have

The project priority is to consider and integrate contributions
into a single system to meet the needs of the contributors.

If it wasn't clear before that patches were welcomed when I said
"Feel free to submit a patch", let me now say that patches
are welcomed in this area.

(Additional note:  the fact that there is an RFC, and a Standard
Track RFC to boot, in this area implies that developers working
in this area should consider it before inventing their own