patch to compile with OpenLDAP 2.0.7
Jeffrey C. Ollie
jeff at ollie.clive.ia.us
Fri Nov 17 21:15:09 CET 2000
On Fri, Nov 17, 2000 at 07:48:18AM +0100, Michael Ströder wrote:
> "Jeffrey C. Ollie" wrote:
> > I didn't know that anyone else was working on it... The list has been
> > quiet for some time now.
> We did not expect anybody else to work on it. Therefore there was no
> announcement here.
> > It looks like Konstantin's work goes beyond what I intended to
> > accomplish. I wasn't looking to add any functionality, just to
> > get python-ldap to compile and work.
> Well, when building against OpenLDAP 2.0.x libs you gain some new
> important features. Especially LDAPv3 is what we basically need to
> handle referrals in a reasonable manner. This might lead to
> incompatible python-ldap API but the new features are worth it, I
Yes, a worthy goal. However, it'd be nice to get a version out the
door that compiles/links against 2.0.x and then worry about new
functionality introduced by LDAPv3.
> > But I'd be happy to test out other patches and perhaps fix a bug
> > or two.
> Well, are you interested in adding new functionality? If yes,
> SSL/TLS support and some parts of the new LDAPEXT-API would be nice.
> I'm not a C programmer myself. I can just provide help with
> designing the new API and doing extensive tests.
SSL/TLS would be high on my priority list. I do know how to program
in C but programming isn't my primary duty at work and I don't ever
seem to get much free time at home that I can work on programming.
But who knows, maybe I'll stay up late one night...
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