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OpenLDAP Weekly News Issue 7

OpenLDAP Welcome to the seventh issue of OpenLDAP Weekly News (OWN), the unofficial weekly newsletter for the OpenLDAP community.

This will be released every Sunday (or thereabouts), covering the latest goings on in and around the OpenLDAP community.


- OpenLDAP 2.4.7 Released
- OpenLDAP 2.3.40 Released
- New Mailing List
- Update on Build Farm
- Contributions
- OpenLDAP Documentation updates
- OpenLDAP Development
- Community Binaries
- Blog LDAP[?] Schema Update
- "If there was an OpenLDAP Cookbook, what recipes would you like to see?"
- Selected user issues and solutions discussed
- LDAP Roundup

It has been a while. I've been very busy at Suretec and ill over Christmas. So at last, the next issue!

OpenLDAP 2.4.7 Released:

OpenLDAP 2.4.7
was released on the 14th December 2007.

Current gotchas include incompatible indexing between 2.4.6 and 2.4.7

There are lots of fixes and new documentation content.

OpenLDAP 2.3.40 Released:

OpenLDAP 2.3.40
was released on the Boxing Day.

New mailing List:

An OpenLDAP Technical List was announced.

Please sign-up and ask any questions related to The OpenLDAP Project. This includes 3rd Party software (at last I hear you shout! ;-) ).

Update on Build Farm:

Nothing new to report yet...


Documentation contributions from Andreas Hasenack.

Many thanks. I will find the correct place for ACL Set Examples soon.

OpenLDAP Documentation updates:

Not much from me due to work load. Lots planned, as usual.....

Lots of man page updates.

OpenLDAP Development:

The core team and engineering team have been busy as usual.

If you remember from Issue 6:

Howard answers a question I raised ages ago, which shows it may be possible to use slapo-translucent as I planned.

Well, Howard has now a working solution. Please test!

Lot's of discussion about memberOf and Samba4

More evidence of Howard and his tuning obsessions, which we all appreciate!

Some old bugs get closed and Syncrepl between OpenLDAP 2.3 and 2.4 is now OK.

In summary, it's been a very busy end of 2007 and start to 2008.

If I wasn't ill over Christmas, I was going to do an "OpenLDAP in 2007" kind of post, but it's a bit late now :-(

Community Binaries

You might not know, but Buchan Milne provides RPMs of OpenLDAP for the community, not commercially supported of course.

They are for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and are available for 2.3.x and 2.4.x OpenLDAP versions.

For commerically support RPMs, please either contact Suretec or Symas about SymasTM OpenLDAPTM

Blog LDAP[?] Schema Update:

This is coming along. I've actually started with converting the RSS 2.0 to an RFC[?] for "An LDAP Schema for representing Really Simple Syndication".

It's almost done and will be announced when complete, after discussion with the RSS Board.

If there was an OpenLDAP Cookbook, what recipes would you like to see?

I've been thinking about an O'Reilly Cookbook for OpenLDAP for sometime now.

If there was one, what would you like to see in it?

I've started a page on the Suretec Wiki called OpenLDAP Cookbook Recipe ideas.

You need to register to see it (takes 2 seconds).

I'd love to hear from you, so please take the time to visit :-)

Selected user issues and solutions discussed:

Since this issue is so late, there are too many to cover (but not much different from the usual user issues), so I'll point you to the archives for Dec and Jan.

LDAP Roundup: (if you follow The Suretec Blog, you will have read these already)


If you have any interesting OpenLDAP stories or spot anything in the Open Source community related to OpenLDAP, drop me a line at ghenry at suretecsystems dot com


As usual, if you have questions or problems please contact The OpenLDAP Project via normal channels.




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