[Fwd: python-ldap-2.0]

Michael Ströder michael at stroeder.com
Tue Dec 12 09:35:25 EST 2000


For everyone involved with Python and LDAP programming:

A discussion about the future python-ldap module has just started on
the mailing list python-ldap-dev at lists.sourceforge.net (see
http://python-ldap.sourceforge.net/lists.php for how to join the
mailing list).

Your feedback is appreciated.

Ciao, Michael.

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: python-ldap-2.0
Date: Sun, 10 Dec 2000 23:27:49 +0100 (CET)
From: David Leonard <david.leonard at dstc.edu.au>
To: Michael Ströder <michael at stroeder.com>
CC: python-ldap-dev <python-ldap-dev at lists.sourceforge.net>

On Sun, 10 Dec 2000, Michael Ströder typed thusly:
> I think we should leave the 1.x stuff as is and start with
> python-ldap-ext based on OpenLDAP 2.0.x...

Okay, to keep everyone on the list informed:

Michael, as a knowledgable Karlsruhe local, showed me all the local
restaurants that have closed down and then we discussed the
direction for
python-ldap. After a few drinks, and a discussion on cats, we agreed
the following plan:

	* python-ldap-1.10 will be tidied up, with just the memory-leak
	  patches applied, and a proper documentation build. (ie no v3
	  changes will be applied as it breaks v2 builds.) A final release
	  will be made.

	* A new python-ldap-2.0 will be started, with an API that is likely
	  to be somewhat incompatible with that of p-l-1.10. In particular,
	  the following will be the major compatibility targets:
		+ Python-2.0 support (ie unicode)
		+ OpenLDAP-2.0 support (ie LDAPv3/LDAP-EXT)

This means that people relying on v2 client/servers should be happy
with a reasonably stable release.  And people wanting to live in the
millenium should be happy with a version (relatively) free of legacy

Please, comment! Are there problems with the above plan?

In addition, I seek more comment on any more changes that the _ldap
may need to support LDAPv3 connections. (Remember that the purpose
of this
module is not to give an abstraction of X.500 directory services,
but rather
to provide an abstraction of the LDAP C API.)

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