OpenDJ, the LDAP directory services in Java, is supported on multiple platforms and has been for many years. We’re testing on Linux, Windows, Solaris, Mac OS X, but also different JVMs: Oracle JRE, OpenJDK, Azul Zulu, IBM JVM…
With OpenDJ 2.6, we’ve made it easier for people to install it on Linux machines by providing RPM and Debian packages.
We are now also providing a MSI package to ease the installation and removal on Windows machines. The MSI package is available for nightly builds here.
I’ve recently made some changes on the OpenDJ nightly builds page and made available 2 new deliveries for OpenDJ : an RPM package and a Debian package.
The goal of providing native packages for OpenDJ is to make things much easier for the Linux system administrators and the DevOps who want to deploy OpenDJ automatically, as well as for whoever wants to run OpenDJ in a VM in the cloud.
There has been several other efforts to build native packages for OpenDJ, here and there, but due to the structure of OpenDJ deliveries, you could not properly upgrade versions. The packages available with the nightly builds are taking advantage of the new upgrade mechanism that has been developed, allowing an easier and smoother migration from previous releases.
If you do use the packaged version, make sure you log any bugs you find in theOpenDJ issue tracker.
I’d like to thank Danny Turner for his great contributions to the OpenDJ native packaging.