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From "Alex Karasulu" <>
Subject Re: Simplified server configuration with xbean-spring
Date Mon, 09 Jul 2007 21:30:57 GMT
Fair enough.  We can still allow for XML based configuration files in
to alternative methods.  Perhaps we can push the use of such a mechanism
to be based on an optional system parameter.


On 7/9/07, Mark Swanson <> wrote:
> Alex Karasulu wrote:
> > Mark keep in mind that you can use command line tools instead of a GUI
> > to set the configuration of the server when the configuration is in the
> DIT.
> >
> > Furthermore you can just load an LDIF instead of using a server.xml to
> > setup the initial configuration of the server.  So you get the best of
> both
> > worlds: a flat configuration file and remote configuration capabilities.
> >
> > However we want to make sure we make the configuration interfaces as
> > easy to use as they were with the server.xml but behind the scenes
> > different mechanisms will be utilized.  All in all it should be much
> more
> > plyable.
> Ok. One more email from me and I will stop being a stick in the mud :-)
> From what I understand of the command line tools, I assume you are
> speaking of 'load LDIF into server'?
> Wrt LDIF - I am sure that the sample ldif file with embedded examples
> would be more confusing to me, and a GUI/LDAP editor is not going to
> make this any better. I agree with Norval:
> <quote>
> Frankly I think XML is a much richer medium to express complex
> configuration settings as beans, then an LDAP schema which is better
> suited to modelling much simpler abstractions.
> </quote>
> <b> +1 </b>
> The existing configuration process works. Let's leave it at that and if
> folks want to take the time to build a GUI/alternate config format then
> please consider creating it as an alternate config/maintenance option.
> (Even if it was the primary/default option).
> Cheers.
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