The OpenDS (Open Directory Service) development team announced the immediate availability of OpenDS 2.0.0 Release Candidate (RC) 1 at the 2009 JavaOne Conference. This is the first release candidate for OpenDS 2.0 and offers a number of new features beyond those in OpenDS 1.2.0, which was released in February 2009. The purpose of the Release Candidate is to solicit one last round of testing before the final release.
Among those new features are:
- A new mode for Multi-Master Replication providing greater consistency and availability of data: Assured Replication
- Recurring tasks allow an administrator to schedule repeated tasks such as backups
- New extensible matching rules and indexing allowing comparing, ordering of data according to specific locales and languages
- Better monitoring information for the server and for Replication
- Full compliance with RFC 4518 and matching of UTF-8 in attributes with a DirectoryString syntax
- VLV indexes are now built during the Import
- Several improvements in the Control Panel
- Works with IBM JVM (Java 6 SR4 required)
- Works by default with JConsole and VisualVM when JMX Connection Handler is enabled
- Default settings and ergonomics have been improved reducing the need for tuning parts of the server
- Greatly improved performances and stability over time of those performances
- Resolved a possible security issue when Pre-ReadEntry, Post-ReadEntry and Assertion Controls were enabled
More than 150 issues have been fixed this release candidate, reports Ludovic Poitou, senior software engineer, specializing in LDAP, Directory Server and OpenDS. He adds that there are still a few issues with the release candidate, and more specifically, upgrading from an earlier version is not functional. This should be fixed in the next release candidate, he anticipates.
Localization of the OpenDS messages is still a work in progress and thus some messages can still appear in English even when running a localized version of the server.
Users are invited to test the OpenDS release with their client applications, in their environments or favorite platforms. If a bug is discovered users can report it with Issue Tracker. In addition, users are invited to report their experience with OpenDS on our mailing lists, or on #opends IRC channel on Freenode.
The direct link to download the core server is: http://www.opends.org/promoted-builds/2.0.0-RC1/OpenDS-2.0.0-RC1.zip
The direct link to download the DSML gateway is: http://www.opends.org/promoted-builds/2.0.0-RC1/OpenDS-2.0.0-RC1-DSML.war
The archive has also been updated and can be used to install OpenDS via Java Web Start. Users can launch that using the URL http://www.opends.org/promoted-builds/2.0.0-RC1/install/QuickSetup.jnlp, or visit https://www.opends.org/wiki/page/OverviewOfTheQuickSetupTool for more information.
Detailed information about this build is available at http://www.opends.org/promoted-builds/2.0.0-RC1.
OpenDS 2.0 is a full LDAPv3 compliant directory server, actually more strictly compliant with the standards, easier to use and matches Sun Directory Server Enterprise Edition (DSEE) in term of features, Poitou writes. OpenDS does not yet have all of the Directory Services features available in Sun DSEE such as Proxy Directory, Virtual Directory, Synchronization with Windows, Directory Editor or the Web-based service-wide Console.
Sun OpenDS Standard Edition 2.0 is expected to be available shortly after the release of OpenDS 2.0.
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