A N N O U N C E M E N T -- OpenLDAP 2.4 The OpenLDAP Project is pleased to announce the availability of OpenLDAP Software 2.4, a suite of the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (v3) servers, clients, utilities, and development tools. This release contains the following major enhancements: * Slapd(8) enhancements - Syncrepl enhancements, including push-mode and Multi-Master support - Dynamic configuration enhancements, including online schema editing and full access control - Dynamic monitoring enhancements, including cache usage information * New overlays - Attribute value constraints - Dynamic Directory Services (RFC2589) - Reverse Group Membership maintenance (memberof) * Clients and tools - Full support of request/response controls - New ldapexop tool for arbitrary extend operations - Support of DNS SRV records for default server * Significant performance enhancements throughout the client and server code base * Multiple new features in libldap and liblber * Expanded documentation - Function-complete manual pages - Numerous new examples in the Admin Guide This release includes the following major components: * slapd - a stand-alone LDAP directory server * -lldap - a LDAP client library * -llber - a lightweight BER/DER encoding/decoding library * LDIF tools - data conversion tools for use with slapd * LDAP tools - A collection of command line LDAP utilities * Admin Guide, Manual Pages - associated documentation In addition, there are some contributed components: * LDAPC++ - a LDAP C++ SDK * Various slapd modules and slapi plugins ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS OpenLDAP Software is developed by the OpenLDAP Project. The Project consists of a team of volunteers who use the Internet to coordinate their activities. The Project is an organized activity of the OpenLDAP Foundation. OpenLDAP Software is derived from University of Michigan LDAP, release 3.3. AVAILABILITY This software is available under the OpenLDAP Public License, an non-restrictive, "free", open-source license. Download information is available at: http://www.OpenLDAP.org/software/download/ SUPPORT OpenLDAP Software is user supported: http://www.openldap.org/support/ The OpenLDAP Administrator's Guide, which includes quick start instructions, is available at: http://www.openldap.org/doc/admin/ The project maintains a FAQ which you may find useful: http://www.openldap.org/faq/ In addition, there are also a number of discussion lists related to OpenLDAP Software. A list of mailing lists is available at: http://www.OpenLDAP.org/lists/ To report bugs, please use project's Issue Tracking System: http://www.openldap.org/its/ The OpenLDAP home page containing lots of interesting information and online documentation is available at this URL: http://www.OpenLDAP.org/ SUPPORTED PLATFORMS This release has been ported to many UNIX (and UNIX-like) platforms including Darwin, FreeBSD, Linux, NetBSD, OpenBSD and most commercial UNIX systems. The release has also been ported (in part or in whole) to other platforms including Apple MacOS X, IBM zOS, and Microsoft Windows NT/2000/etc. --- OpenLDAP is a registered trademark of the OpenLDAP Foundation. Copyright 1999-2008 The OpenLDAP Foundation, Redwood City, California, USA. All Rights Reserved. Permission to copy and distribute verbatim copies of this document is granted.