-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 FreeIPA v2 DNS integration relies on a BIND plugin to store the DNS data in LDAP, which was written by Martin Nagy. Martin, who left the FreeIPA development team some time ago was the only person with commit access to this repository, leaving it both unmaintained and uneditable.
We need to discuss how to proceed with this dependency on FreeIPA. Originally, Martin's plan was to campaign for this plugin's acceptance into the BIND upstream, and to terminate the separate bind-dyndb-ldap project. I think that this is a valuable long-term goal, but we need to discuss shorter-term needs. As we work to finalize FreeIPA v2, it's very likely that we will discover one or more bugs in bind-dyndb-ldap. If this happens, we will have to provide patches and get them included in Fedora. However, Fedora has a strong policy against shipping patches that aren't upstream, and we have no way currently of pushing them upstream. So I figure that we have the following options to consider: 1) Petition the Fedora Infrastructure team to turn over ownership of this upstream project. This is likely to meet with resistance without the input of the current owner (who is more or less unreachable at this point). The bind-dyndb-ldap project was initiated with FreeIPA as its primary patron, but I'm not certain this would be sufficient argument to the admins to annex the project. 2) Open dialog with the BIND upstream and push very hard to merge this code into their mainline, then involve ourselves with their process to push patches. This is probably our best long-term approach, but currently we have no control over when the ldap plugin would be merged, and how soon afterwards that it would be pushed into Fedora. 3) Fork bind-dyndb-ldap into a new project that we maintain and include in Fedora. This is the least controversial approach, as it will involve no difficult political maneuvering to include. However, it also requires an additional effort in setting up a new project and getting packages approved in Fedora. - -- Stephen Gallagher RHCE 804006346421761 Delivering value year after year. Red Hat ranks #1 in value among software vendors. http://www.redhat.com/promo/vendor/ -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.11 (GNU/Linux) Comment: Using GnuPG with Fedora - http://enigmail.mozdev.org/ iEYEARECAAYFAk0Hvg0ACgkQeiVVYja6o6M7VgCeIje+BcvlS5k8C0KgHC3tqhrI s8IAniYxCMx2MqG0idk82RhFXxCgtO48 =m7Ry -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- _______________________________________________ Freeipa-devel mailing list Freeipaemail@example.com https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/freeipa-devel