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Re: MDB distribution

Brett @Google wrote:
On Mon, Nov 14, 2011 at 3:20 PM, Howard Chu <hyc@symas.com
<mailto:hyc@symas.com>> wrote:
    Brett @Google wrote:

        Sorry for the "fuzzy" logic :P, but :

        My thoughts for no:

        1. The name will affect only the name of the backend module, which is
        logically a unit under the scope of openldap (and all backends share a
        prefix), it can't exist by itself.

    This point is false; libmdb builds on its own and is intended for use in
    more than just OpenLDAP. (I already spelled this out in my LDAPCon
    presentation...) I've ported SQLite to use it, for example, and I will be
    porting it to Cyrus SASL (sasldb), Heimdal, and various other
    miscellaneous stuff that comes along. The API is fully documented in
    Doxygen, and part of the reason I went to that trouble was to ensure that
    other programmers could use it easily.

Mmm. That sounds interesting. I have only just read your LDAPCon presentation,
i have been away. Will the source for mmdb library itself eventually live
separately somewhere, or just bundled with ldap ?

It will always reside in the OpenLDAP git repo. You can use e.g.
	git clone -b mdb.master git://git.openldap.org/openldap.git mdb
to grab just the libmdb source.
  -- Howard Chu
  CTO, Symas Corp.           http://www.symas.com
  Director, Highland Sun     http://highlandsun.com/hyc/
  Chief Architect, OpenLDAP  http://www.openldap.org/project/