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authorJason Gerard DeRose <jderose@redhat.com>2009-05-04 23:32:27 -0600
committerRob Crittenden <rcritten@redhat.com>2009-05-19 09:55:34 -0400
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Updated TODO based on discussion between Rob, Pavel, and Jason; put TODO in reStructuredText style formatting
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@@ -1,55 +1,40 @@
-API chages before January 2009 simi-freeze:
+General ipalib/ipaserver improvements
+-------------------------------------
- * Merge Param and Type together so that rather than taking the type as a
- kwarg, you simply use the Type. For example, instead of:
- >>> Param('number', type=Int())
- You would do this:
- >>> Int('number')
- The types will correspond to Python 3.0 text/binary disambiguaiton, so we
- will have Bytes, Str, Int, Float, and Bool.
-
- * Rename crud Method base classes to standard CRUDS name: Add=>Create,
- Get=>Retrieve, Mod=>Update, Del=>Delete, Find=>Search.
+ * Port any commands still using old crud base classes to new crud base
+ classes, and then remove old crud base classes.
* Add a Command.backend convenience attribute that checks if the class
uses_backend attribute is sets the Command.backend attribute like this:
self.backend = self.Backend[self.uses_backend]
- * Finish methods on Plugin base class for calling external commands via
- subprocess.
-
- * Probably renamed ipa_server package to ipaserver.
+ * Possibly generalize current Plugin.call() method (makes subprocess calls).
+ Probably should renamed this so it's not confused with Command.execute()...
+ maybe Plugin.subprocess_call()?.
* Add special logging methods to Plugin baseclass for authorization events
- (escalation, de-escalation, and denial).
+ (escalation, de-escalation, and denial)... need to talk to John about this.
- * Implement gettext service.
+ * Implement remaining missing features for full gettext service.
* Add ability to register pre-op, post-op plugins per command.
- * Add ability to have certain args/options only active on either client-side
- or server-side, and also the same for things like default_from callbacks.
+ * Change Command so it filters args/options according to the Param.limit_to
+ kwarg (used to restrict certain params only to client or only to server).
* Add ability to have a post-processing step that only gets called
client-side. It should have a signature like output_for_cli() minus the
textui argument. Need to decide whether we allow this method to modify
- the return value.
-
- * Make Plugin base class parse class docstring into overview and
- full-description strings (similar to Bazaar).
+ the return value. (Use case still isn't very defined.)
- * Removed depreciated code in config.py.
+ * Improve CLI help to take advantange of the fact that command docstrings are
+ now split into summary and details.
- * Remove __getattr__() from Env (and probably elsewhere) as in Python 2.4 and
- 2.5 hasattr() will catch KeyboardInterrupt and SystemExit exceptions (BTW,
- this has been fixed in Python 2.6).
+ * Remove remaining __getattr__() use in ipalib.plugable.
- * Remove support for dynamic environment values from Env... Jason feels this
- the Env class should be simple and static. Other mechanisms should be used
- for retrieving per-request dynamic environment variables.
-
-CRUD base classes:
+CRUD base classes
+-----------------
* The Retrieve method should add in the common Flag('all') option for
retrieving all attributes.
@@ -58,11 +43,9 @@ CRUD base classes:
LDAPCreate, etc. Or other options it to have an LDAPObject base class and
have the crud Method plugins rely more on their corresponding Object plugin.
- * Update the Retrieve, Update, Delete, and Search classes so that the utilize
- the new Param.query kwarg (to turn off validation) when cloning params.
-
-Existing plugins:
+Existing plugins
+----------------
* Many existing plugins that are doing crud-type operations aren't using the
Object + Method way of defining their parameters, and are therefore defining
@@ -71,33 +54,40 @@ Existing plugins:
they need to be improved.
-Command Line interface:
+Command Line interface
+----------------------
- * Finish textui plugin
+ * Further enhance textui plugin
- * Make possible Enum values self-documenting
+ * Make possible Enum values self-documenting... this might require writing our
+ own replacement for optparse. The isn't way to make optparse deal with the
+ global options the way Jason would like, so that's another motivation.
* All "comma-separated list of..." parameters should really be changed to
multivalue and have a flag that tells the CLI whether a multivalue should
- be parsed as comma-separated.
+ be parsed as comma-separated. The List type currently satisfy this, but it
+ would be nice to have a comma-separated multivalue of any type.
- * Add a file option so an argument may be read from a file. This is needed
- for cert-request to pass along the CSR.
+ * Add a File param type so an argument may be read from a file. This is
+ needed for cert-request to pass along the CSR.
* Replace RequiresRoot() with more fine-grained control based on the
files that need to be read/written
-Improve ease of plugin writting
- - make "from ipalib import *" import everything a plugin writter will need
- - Finish ipa_types, add Str and Float Types
-
Packaging
- - Use setuptools instead of plain distutils
- - Make setup.py generate dev-docs and run unit tests
- - Package for rpm (.spec file)
- - Package for apt (debian/ dir)
+---------
+
+ * Use setuptools instead of plain distutils
+
+ * Make setup.py generate dev-docs and run unit tests
+
+ * Package for deb/apt (debian/ dir)
+
Migration
- - Add the IPAService objectclass to existing principals
- - Move existng host/ principals from cn=services to cn=computers?
+---------
+
+ * Add the IPAService objectclass to existing principals
+
+ * Move existng host/ principals from cn=services to cn=computers?