Bill Hathaway, long time user of Sun Directory Server product, was recently playing with OpenDS, the open source LDAP directory server written in Java. After installing and populating the server with a million user entries, he started a "modrate" job and forgot about it… Approximately 327 millions changes later, and after 13 hours, the server was still running fine at an average of 7000 modifications per seconds !
Nick Wooler recently moved from OpenSSO over to Directory Services team as the Product Line Manager. OpenDS and its commercial companion Sun OpenDS Standard Edition are now part of his daily matters. Not only he immediately tried the new toys, but he has scored a home run and produced this high quality screencast.
Watch how to install OpenDS, configure it and load 2000 sample entries, in less time than it takes to boil an egg !
Update on Sept. 2010
Oops, the movie is no longer available. Here’s another one done by @AlexisMP.
Sun announced Code For Freedom 2008, an open source code contest opened to any student of an accredited Indian Educational institution.
With this contest Sun intend to involve the large student community to join the open source movement by contributing to the various open source initiatives that Sun espouses.
The various Sun Technologies one can work on are: GlassFish, GridEngine, JavaDB, java.net, Mobile & Embedded, MySQL, NetBeans, OpenDS, Open ESB, OpenJDK, OpenCDS, Open HA, Cluster, OpenOffice.org, OpenSPARC, OpenSSO, OpenSolaris, PostgreSQL, VirtualBox.
In a very well attended session, Daniel Raskins and Jamie Nelson showed how OpenSSO Enterprise 8.0, known in its last release as Sun Access Manager, adds many new features, as well as being the first commercial release from the open source OpenSSO project.
What impress me most with OpenSSO Enterprise is the amount of work that has been put on user experience, simplifying the life of developers, deployers and administrators. With new features such as the embedded OpenDS LDAP server as the configuration store, the Fedlet, the Identity Services or the Java Web Start Installer