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Re: documentation [was Re: logging]
On a side note, I noticed that jitterbug is no longer being maintained.
"Maintained" is an interesting word, in open source. The source code is
available, and it's completely under our control. We've tailored it to
do what we want it to do. As such, I don't think you can call it
I find this probably the most ironic of your entire message. You are
critisizing me for, in essence, being lazy and not reading the docs or
knowing how to find information. If you go to the OpenLDAP ITS main page;
There is a link for Jitterbug at the bottom. (I only point this out,
because I don't know if this link is the "correct one". It is simply the
one list on your web pages.)
At the top of that page, there is the following statement:
JitterBug project suspended
The JitterBug project is no longer being actively maintained.
Realizing that people are busy, I was *merely* pointing this fact out.
My response was not a criticism. Merely stating a fact that simply because the
author of an open source program stops releasing updates for it doesn't make
it suddenly stop working; it doesn't suddenly become unusable. Tridge and I
had a laugh over this at the last Samba workshop; the irony isn't lost on
anyone. The beauty of open source is that it doesn't matter what the author of
a program does or doesn't do - if some revision of their code is useful to
you, you can use it indefinitely. Whether someone else is maintaining this
code is somewhat irrelevant since we're already maintaining our own copy
independently, and doing exactly what we want with it.
In the end, I was asking a pretty simple question and letting you know
what I found difficult. I was very clear that I was NOT (again, let me
say it twice so maybe you will actually *SEE* it... ***NOT***)
criticizing the docs or the web pages. I was just trying to suggest a
Sure. And that feedback is appreciated, and Gavin's reply already said as
much. I think you're reading too much into the rest of my emails.
In the future, I will be much more careful about giving any kind of
feedback to the OpenLDAP community.
-- Howard Chu
Chief Architect, Symas Corp. http://www.symas.com
Director, Highland Sun http://highlandsun.com/hyc/
Chief Architect, OpenLDAP http://www.openldap.org/project/