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Re: How was developers' day 2006

Pierangelo Masarati schrieb:
Emiel van de Laar wrote:
Hi all,

How was the OpenLDAP developers' day? :)
I wasn't able to attend but am curious about
the discussions and presentations.

Could someone write a brief summary of the
highlights. Perhaps there are slides available or audio/video.
Sorry AFAIK no audio/video recording.

My spontanious and incomplete summary would be:

- well visited event with about 30 people
- as usual very interesting very technical presentations, which will be on-line soon.
- one highlight was the discussion taking place between OpenLDAP core team and samba folks, which showed some common interests and ideas
- OpenLDAP works stable even with 150 million entries and performs well in comparision with other products
- overlays rule. They are flexible and nicely integratable.
- there is sort of a move (through overlays) from LDAP as a stupid data store (thats what X.500 was invented for) to a more intelligent server, which does things like referential integrity checking, etc. To me this is a paradigm change.
- back-ldap and back-meta are being maintained and used in production environments
- future work on several subjects was mentioned: transactions, component matching, LDAP prep character encoding
- A strong need for more documentation was expressed
- There is need for newcommers to the core development team. The core team is very much willing to help developpers grow into that role.

I would like to thank all participants for their valuable input at the conference.

Just my personal 2 cent.



Lots of (qualified, BTW) attendees and interesting discussion (I might be a little biased).

Not sure about minutes, but presentations will be available shortly at <http://www.openldap.org/conf/>


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