[Grok-dev] addressbook ldap dependency
faassen at infrae.com
Fri Oct 20 06:03:18 EDT 2006
Christian Theune wrote:
> Martijn Faassen wrote:
>> I guess you could set up an anonymous LDAP server, but for how
>> long? In general, I think it's fine to ask people to run an LDAP
>> server if they want to test this application, it's just that people
>> will generally be running this application to see about Grok right
>> now, not about the application itself.
> I'm not sure what that last sentence means.
People who run this application will be either:
* people who want to run and see a demo Grok application
* people like me, who want to think about what else Grok could be doing
for the application.
> I think we agree that it's valuable as an application which
> demonstrates (proper) usage of grok, even if it can't be run directly
> because of the dependency?
> Of course, I can move the package to a different (public) place ...
My feedback just comes from the following sequence:
* hey, Theune made an address book application
* ME GROK TRY
* ME GROK THINK ADDRESSBOOK BUGGY, IT NO WORK
* hey, the readme talks about ldap, and I see it tries to talk to LDAP
in the source
I don't want others to hit the first three stages when they just try
grok. What if they pick addressbook first, and not grokwiki, say?
Eventually this will be less of a problem as we'll have more grok-based
applications and the chances that someone innocently tries the
'addressbook' package and has it fail are reduced.
Moving it out into 'grokapps' or something might help. Thinking about
it, I figure the best fix might be calling it 'ldapaddressbook' instead,
so at least I have expectations I need to do something with LDAP.
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