Oh dear; I didn't mean to actually send that.... Oh well. I'll finish the thought:
The benefits of switching seem minimal, other than to "cleanup" an established -- albeit sometimes confusing -- system of config files.
There will be some pain for everyone to migrate old configs to ini style configs. Will there be an automatic upgrade capability, especially for those of us who build from source (rather than install from a system-supplied package)?
I am on the fence about such a change, since I rarely touch the config files, and when I do it's in conjunction with an update to netatalk itself, if at all.
Anyway, to be clear, I am neither opposed or in favor, but will not begrudge a decision to change. :-)
On Jan 19, 2012, at 9:15 AM, Mark H. Granoff wrote:
> I am on the fence about it. If you switch, I will deal with it, but...
> PLease don't switch for the sake of switching alone. The benefit
> On Jan 19, 2012, at 4:48 AM, Frank Lahm wrote:
>> @netatalk-devel subscribers: reply-to netatalk-admins
>> Dear all,
>> we're currently considering the switch to ini style (cf Samba config)
>> in Netatalk's config files accompanied merging afpd.conf,
>> netatalk.conf and AppleVolumes.default to a single ini style config
>> file named afp.conf (though I'd prefer netatalk.conf but that would
>> seriously hinder 2.2 -> 3.0 upgrades).
>> The config file might look like this:
>> unix charset = UTF8
>> mac charset = MAC_ROMAN
>> vol charset = UTF8
>> ; max clients = 20
>> ; ext mapping = no
>> ; afp uam list = uam_dhx.so uam_dhx2.so
>> ; afp guest = nobody
>> ; afp volumes system = ; (default is not defined)
>> ; afp volumes default = ; (default is this file)
>> vol unix priv = yes
>> vol use dot = yes
>> ; vol directory perm = 0000
>> ; vol file perm = 0000
>> ; log type = default
>> ; log level = note
>> ; log file =
>> [AFP Server]
>> ; afp server name = $h
>> [CNID Server]
>> ; ldap server = localhost
>> ; ldap auth method = simple
>> ; ldap auth dn = cn=admin,dc=domain,dc=org
>> ; ....
>> ;[EXT Mapping]
>> ; txt = "TEXT" "ttxt"
>> ; zip = "ZIP " "SITx"
>> ; home name = $u
>> ;[share sample]
>> ; vol path = /somewhere/my/share/directory
>> ;[time machine sample]
>> ; vol path = /somewhere/backup/directory
>> ; vol time machine = yes
>> ; vol size limit = 1000
>> Please vote whether you like to see this change or if not. Thanks!
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