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Catching Up With OpenDS Community Manager at JavaOne

Posted by marinasum on June 5, 2009 at 9:39 AM PDT

LudoPoitou.pngIt's always a pleasure to visit with Ludo Poitou, community manager and architect for OpenDS, Sun's open-source project for a next-generation directory service. He's ever knowledgeable, down-to-earth, candid, and gracious. Yesterday at JavaOne, we caught a few minutes to chat about the latest of OpenDS.

OpenDS 2.0
"OpenDS 2.0 is slated to be shipped in early July. That's a major, much anticipated release," Ludo beamed. "Meanwhile, Release Candidate 1 was shipped about two weeks ago, to be followed by Release Candidate 2 sometime next week. We've been running tests at a fast pace for weeks, especially on the new capabilities. "Two main enhancements in OpenDS 2.0 are in stability and performance: "A lot of effort has gone into ensuring that the server runs reliably and steadily for long enough to enable users and customers to run OpenDS in production mode. With the right machines and the right disks in place, you'll net amazing performance from OpenDS 2.0, which is extremely easy to install and deployment-ready," Ludo added. Do watch for the announcement and download pronto!

For details on Release Candidate 1, see Ludo's May 25 posting.

A New Back-End
"To tackle data management long term, a major OpenDS subproject in the past few months is the addition of a back-end as an optional, alternative way for storing directory data. That is, instead of a local database in OpenDS, you can adopt a remote one

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