[Mailman-Developers] Contributing extensions --- how best to
Wed Nov 20 12:23:31 2002
I'm quietly beavering away at LDAP support using the extend.py /
It's going ok, but I'm unsure as to where I ought to be putting things.
As Greg has pointed out, It's not a good idea to mess with the
distribution code. So where ought stuff to go?
I have 4 files: LDAPMemberships.py - replaces
OldStyleMemberships.py for LDAP-enabled lists.
LDAPnewlist - Used instead
of newlist to create an LDAP-enabled list.
ldap_cfg.py - Holds
(currently) global LDAP settings (server etc)
extend.py - extends the
mlist object to use LDAPMemberships instead of OldStyleMemberships
LDAPMemberships.py I have put in /usr/local/mailman/Mailman. That's
LDAPnewlist goes in /usr/local/mailman/bin/. Also fine.
Extend.py (and to a lesser extent ldap_cfg.py) are the problem. It's
conceivable that a site might wish to have some 'normal' lists, some
LDAP-based lists, some lists controlled from RapidFile, etc.
How to handle this?
I suppose I'm proposing a structure rooted at /usr/local/mailman/ext/ .
For example, I'd have /usr/local/mailman/ext/LDAP/ldap_cfg.py and
/usr/local/mailman/ext/LDAP/extend.py. An SQL extension would use
Is this the right way to go about things?
'Just the assistant' network manager
South Birmingham College
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