10 Jun 2001 jonabbey   » (Journeyer)

The Ganymede release went really well. About a thousand downloads and only a handful of bug reports, mostly for unusual edge cases, like the people trying to run the server on a 1.1.7 or 1.1.8 JDK, or the person who wanted to have $ in a username.

Even better, I got email from a few people who are interested in working with us on the project. A team at Villanova University in Pennsylvania had written 30-40,000 lines of Java code to manage their DNS, and they are wanting to scratch that work and to work with us to implement a full-on DNS managment schema kit for Ganymede this summer, and they have a full-time programmer dedicated to work on it. Woot!

It's also been interesting, getting email from a number of people who have worked on things in the management area. There are so many different ways of putting together software to solve these kinds of problems, all of them unique. Even things that would seem as similar as NDS and ActiveDirectory have a lot of differences in a lot of ways.

I'm looking forward to getting more feedback in the weeks ahead as people get the time to actually put Ganymede through its paces. I really hope that Ganymede is useful enough that a lot of people find value in it.

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