Monday Nov 30, 2009

OpenDS 2.2.0 Release Candidate 4 is now available

Opends Logo TagLast week, the OpenDS 2.2.0 Release Candidate 4 has been made available on our website. This new release candidate was mostly done to accommodate with some late changes to messages being localized, and give more time for testing to OpenDS 2.2 and the Sun branded product based on it.

OpenDS 2.2.0-RC4 is built from revision 6147 of the b2.2 branch of the source tree.

The direct link to download the core server is: http://www.opends.org/promoted-builds/2.2.0-RC4/OpenDS-2.2.0-RC4.zip

The direct link to download the DSML gateway is: http://www.opends.org/promoted-builds/2.2.0-RC4/OpenDS-2.2.0-RC4-DSML.war

We have also updated the archive that may be used to install OpenDS via Java Web Start. You may launch that using the URL http://www.opends.org/promoted-builds/2.2.0-RC4/install/QuickSetup.jnlp, or visit https://www.opends.org/wiki/page/OverviewOfTheQuickSetupTool for more information.

Detailed information about this build is available at http://www.opends.org/promoted-builds/2.2.0-RC4, including the detailed change log

Major changes incorporated since OpenDS 2.2.0-RC3 include:

  • Revision 6150 (Issue #4355) - Fixes a caching issue with the Control Panel when aborting a search
  • Revisions 6156, 6160, 6172 (Issue #4358, #4329, #4340) - Resolve several issues with the External Change Log at initialization or shutdown
  • Revision 6181 (Issue #4325) - Resolves an issue with values of Enumeration Syntax not being case insensitive in Add or Modify operations

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Tuesday Oct 13, 2009

OpenDS 2.2.0 Release Candidate 1 is now available

Opends Logo TagThe OpenDS development team is very pleased to announce the immediate availability of OpenDS 2.2.0-RC1 which is the first release candidate for OpenDS 2.2.

OpenDS 2.2 offers the following new features from OpenDS 2.0 :

  • Scalable import and indexing
  • External changelog compliant with the Internet-Draft "Definition of an Object Class to Hold LDAP Change Records", draft-good-ldap-changelog-04.txt
  • Fractional replication
  • Extensible matching rules for time base attributes
  • Support for custom syntaxes based on substitution, regular expressions or enumeration
  • Remote server management in control panel
  • Recurrent tasks in control Panel
  • Default automatic Backup in the control panel
  • Separation of LDAP Servers and Replication Servers for replication
  • Ability to merge disjoint replication topologies
  • Dsconfig script friendly mode

We've also captured a first snapshot of the OpenDS 2.2 documentation and hosted it on it's own wiki: https://docs.opends.org/2.2/. The documentation is not complete yet, but will be almost at the same time we will do the final release of OpenDS 2.2.

The purpose of the Release Candidate is to solicit one last round of testing before the final release. So please test the OpenDS release with your client applications, in your environment or on your favorite platform.

If you do find a bug, please report it with Issue Tracker.

We welcome feedback. Please report you experience with OpenDS on our mailing lists, or on #opends IRC channel on Freenode.

OpenDS 2.2.0-RC1 is built from revision 5941 of our source tree.

The direct link to download the core server is: http://www.opends.org/promoted-builds/2.2.0-RC1/OpenDS-2.2.0-RC1.zip

The direct link to download the DSML gateway is: http://www.opends.org/promoted-builds/2.2.0-RC1/OpenDS-2.2.0-RC1-DSML.war

We have also updated the archive that may be used to install OpenDS via Java Web Start. You may launch that using the URL http://www.opends.org/promoted-builds/2.2.0-RC1/install/QuickSetup.jnlp, or visit https://www.opends.org/wiki/page/OverviewOfTheQuickSetupTool for more information.

Detailed information about this build is available at http://www.opends.org/promoted-builds/2.2.0-RC1, including the detailed change log

Major changes incorporated since OpenDS 2.1.0-build002 include:

  • Revisions 5870, 5888 (Issue #4181) - Resolves a Null pointer exception in DSML Gateway with specific substring search filters
  • Revision 5871 (Issue #4217) - Fixes an issue with ACI containing parenthesis in the description field
  • Revision 5874 - Improves the rebuild-index processing for performances
  • Revision 5880 (Issue #4252) - Fixes a replication issue between OpenDS 2.1/2.2 and OpenDS 2.0
  • Revision 5883 (Issue #4203) - Fixes an issue where restore -l (list the available backups) would exit with return code 1
  • Revision 5926 (Issue #4257) - Fixes an error raised when deleting recurrent tasks

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Tuesday Jan 20, 2009

OpenDS QA Lead makes the front page on Java.net

The article published by Gary Williams, QA lead for the OpenDS project, and Marina Sum, technical writer for Sun Developers Network, has been picked by Java.net and promoted on the front page.

QA for OpenDS Article on Java.Net front page

Nice work Gary and Marina !

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Friday Jan 09, 2009

A spotlight on OpenDS quality and the Quality Assurance team.

Opends Logo TagThis week the spotlights are turned on Gary Williams, the lead test engineer for the OpenDS project. He published a great article with Marina Sum on the topic the OpenDS open source project and Quality Assurance: Perspectives on Quality Assurance for OpenDS.

Gary and the quality assurance team develops tests, ran them on regular basis (over 30.000 unit tests and 2000 functional tests are run daily) and they are key in the reputation and the success of the OpenDS project:

"Our main goal is to deliver a quality product on schedule. As widely acclaimed as OpenDS is for its robust capabilities, we constantly strive for a better-performing product with more user-oriented features."

All tests are part of the project code repository or project documentation. You too can join the project and participate.
You can find more information about OpenDS quality assurance and the "Spirit of Testing" on OpenDS Wiki.

And to paraphrase the conclusion of the article : I feel fortunate and proud to be associated with Gary and his quality team, and look forward to the continued success of OpenDS as a superior global directory service.

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This is the blog of a senior software engineer, specialized in LDAP, Directory Server and OpenDS. Ludovic Poitou works in France at the Grenoble Engineering Center, in the Directory Services Engineering team. Outside work, I love skiing and taking photo

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