I’m heading to San Francisco now !

Well, I’ll be leaving home tomorrow morning, but early enough that people in California will still be up on the Friday night.

I’ll be arriving in San Francisco on Saturday mid-day, getting prepared for a long and intense week.

On Sunday, from 1pm to 7pm, we have our OpenSSO / OpenDS community day at the Moscone.

And for the rest of the week, we’ll be at CommunityOne West and JavaOne, mostly working on the Identity booth in the Pavilion.

See you there !

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An index of indexes in OpenDS

I noticed that my colleague Kunal wrote a series of article on OpenDS indexes.

Here’s an index of his posts:

Kunal is a committer in the OpenDS project, has recently developed the support for extensible matching rules and indexes in OpenDS, as well as all internationalized matching rules (also called collation rules) which allow to filter LDAP content according to a language specific rules.

Kunal is also an amateur photographer and we’re planning on bringing our respective toys in San Francisco next week to shoot pictures of the city but also during the CommunityOne and the JavaOne conferences.

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Being Global…

Some time ago, I enabled the ClustrMaps on my blog to get some idea of who was reading this space and where from.

And I must say I’m completely amazed by the global reach out of what I post here.

Below is a picture indicating the location of the readers from March 19 to May 20, 2009.

Blog Cluster map

While I’m not surprise that most readers are from US and Europe, I find it interesting that the blog has been read from 94 different countries, some of which I cannot even place on the map.

The power of the Internet keeps amazing me everyday. Now it would be really cool if you, reader from one of those little isolated red dot, could leave a comment and tell me what you’re interested in, and how you use OpenDS if you do.

Note that I do understand French, English and Spanish, so this leaves you some choice for leaving your comment. So don’t be shy !

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OpenDS 2.0.0 Release Candidate 1 is now available

Opends Logo TagThe OpenDS development team is very pleased to announce the immediate availability of OpenDS 2.0.0-RC1 which is the first release candidate for OpenDS 2.0.

OpenDS 2.0 has a number of new features over OpenDS 1.2.0 that was released in February 2009 :

  • A new mode for Multi-Master Replication providing greater consistency and availability of data: Assured Replication
  • Recurring tasks allow an administrator to schedule repeated tasks such as backups
  • New extensible matching rules and indexing allowing comparing, ordering of data according to specific locales and languages
  • Better monitoring information for the server and for Replication
  • Full compliance with RFC 4518 and matching of UTF-8 in attributes with a DirectoryString syntax
  • VLV indexes are now built during the Import
  • Several improvements in the Control Panel
  • Works with IBM JVM (Java 6 SR4 required)
  • Works by default with JConsole and VisualVM when JMX Connection Handler is enabled
  • Default settings and ergonomics have been improved reducing the need for tuning parts of the server
  • Greatly improved performances and stability over time of those performances
  • Resolved a possible security issue when Pre-ReadEntry, Post-ReadEntry and Assertion Controls were enabled

Overall, over 150 issues have been fixed. However, there are still a few issues with the release candidates, and more specifically upgrading from an earlier version is not functional. This should be fixed in the next release candidate.

Localization of the OpenDS messages is still work in progress and thus some messages can still appear in English when running a localized version of the server.

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 2.0.0-RC1 is built from revision 5374 of the b2.0 branch of our source tree.

The direct link to download the core server is: http://www.opends.org/promoted-builds/2.0.0-RC1/OpenDS-2.0.0-RC1.zip

The direct link to download the DSML gateway is: http://www.opends.org/promoted-builds/2.0.0-RC1/OpenDS-2.0.0-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/2.0.0-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/2.0.0-RC1.

Major changes incorporated since OpenDS 1.3.0-build006 include:

  • Revision 5318 (Issue #3969) – Provide support for wildcards in dsconfig certificate management.
  • Revision 5321 (Issue #3962) – Fix memory leaks after Bind – Unbind
  • Revision 5323 (Issue #3971) – Enable Windows to detect the JVM automatically on install.
  • Revision 5336 (Issue #3981) – Fix uncontrolled memory growth under heavy connect/disconnect load.
  • Revision 5338 (Issue #3977) – Fix memory leak in Control Panel.
  • Revision 5347 (Issue #3938) – Improve the speed of dsconfig in non-interactive mode.
  • Revision 5364 (Issue #3995) – Fix an error that caused replication to stop if the queue-size-bytes maximum was reached.
  • Revision 5365 (Issue #3250) – Fix a problem that could cause replication initialization to fail.
  • Revision 5369 (Issues #3984 & #3989) – Fix security issues with Assertion, Pre-Read, and Post-Read Controls.
  • Revision 5374 – Upgrade JE to the latest official release (3.3.82).

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My new OpenDS cap

I meant to post this earlier… but thanks to our new friends, I have a new OpenDS cap.

For the time being, this one requires no extra work nor shift of duty 😉

I could have worn Felix’s cap as well, but I think it suits him better. And anyway, LDAP and OpenDS are good friends…

LDAP and OpenDS caps working together ;-)

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