-A binding to the OpenLDAP client library (libldap).
+A simple, but feature-complete Ruby binding for OpenLDAP's libldap.
+This binding is intended as an alternative for [ruby-ldap] for libraries or applications which require a more complete implementation of the LDAP protocol (according to [RFC4511]) than it provides.
+* Referrals for add, modify, delete, modrdn, compare
+* Controls for add, modify, delete, modrdn, compare
+* Asynchronous and synchronous APIs
+* Detailed exception class hierarchy for results instead of just one
+ class for all non-success results.
+* Complete [RFC4511] support:
+ - extended operations and results
+ - unsolicited notifications
+ - continuation references
+ - intermediate responses
+* Cleanly abandon terminated operations where supported
+* Memory-handling cleanup to avoid leaks, corruption, and other
+ problems experienced in the wild.
+* Drop deprecated non-_ext variants of operations which have a
+* Improved test coverage
+You may have to specify the path to `libldap` like so:
+ gem install openldap -- --with-ldap-dir=/usr/local
+and/or override your Ruby implementation's architecture flags if your Ruby and OpenLDAP installations don't match, particularly under MacOS X:
+ ARCHFLAGS="-arch x86_64" gem install openldap
-You can check out the current development source with Mercurial like so:
-Or if you prefer Git, via its Github mirror:
+You can check out the current development source with Mercurial via its [Bitbucket project][bitbucket]. Or if you prefer Git, via [its Github mirror][github].
After checking out the source, run:
This task will install any missing dependencies, run the tests/specs,
and generate the API documentation.
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