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I'm doing search within a proyect in order to define and develop access to a LDAP database. Did'nt know much about LDAP up to last friday :)

I'm impressed, however, on how easy to install OpenLDAP is vs. other commercial directories (Netscape's Directory Server) on Linux. The later seems to have an installer compiled against *old* libraries and I can only get it to "core dump", the former is installed nicely using debconf :)

Also, there are a number of useful open source proyects:

  • Of course openLDAP.
  • gq: VERY nice gtk LDAP client (tried it against OpenLDAP, Netscape's Directory Server and Sun's)
  • Frood a Gtk+Perl interace using Mozilla's Libperl
  • libnet-ldap-perl easy to use Perl Modules, not be confused with
  • Mozilla::LDAP which is another implementation using Netscape's C SDK.

Well... back to coding in Perl to test LDAP features...

Well, my box just crashed... not really (had to do a soft reboot) but I did not like those "kswap cannot free page..." messages (it was, more exactly kernel: VM: do_try_to_free_pages failed for kswapd (I've checked and it seems to appear in many mailing lists at least comes up in a security announcement).

I have been able to do all my work without having to switch to M$ 2000. Navigator does fine for mail+web (I like it's addressbook although I do not like it being stored in binary format...), and StarOffice does fine for all the documents they send my in doc and xls format.

For the rest of stuff, you guess: many gnome-terminals.

I have (finally) all the Debian binary Cds, but only 1 source yet. Maybe Debian should find a way to send source+binaries out (like when Linux Central sent it) when a release is done. Thay way I could do some contributing in work (and not lose that much time downloading+toasting it)

Strangely enough, I do not find some packages in the Cds I downloaded... oh well..

I have started checking LDAP for a proyect, I will see how many free implementations are out there, curiously, when I checked for Radius stuff I saw that one of the most used has been made by Miquel (and I met him a while back :)

I have also had time today to start coordinating the translation of the CVS book in Lucas (the spanish group of translators of GNU/LDP/FDL documentation).

This is one of the things that pisses me off...people starting work and then leaving it as we say in Spain "manga por hombro", there's no record whatsoever of who volunteered in the proyect and how where the chapters given out.

Ironically, in LuCAS CVS repository, only three chapters are available, no much info to start with so I had to mail the full list in order to get some backup from people that might be working on chapters and are reading the list...

I'm not really sure what a diary entry is ... but I guess I could just put here what I can do in my spare time on free sw which now is, since I started working, less than I wanted.

I have just updated the security.debian.org spanish page which was way out of date, just in time to read the thread on debian-www regarding the program I wrote about a year ago but which was not yet adopted.

It seems that neither Josip nor James understand the point of translation-check.wml since it might turn around the flow of information, the problem is they are not aware that translators not always keep their senses and check their pages, they might be away... very busy....

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