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Welcome to Geeklog Saturday, March 28 2015 @ 11:05 PM EDT
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Well, I don't consider the MS SQL support wasted time. First of all, Randy developed this all on his own. And since he's not a member of the core Geeklog team, no time was taken away from other things. Plus, even the few minor adjustments that we had to make to Geeklog's SQL requests can only benefit us when someone's trying to port it to another database (which, as it turns out, may be not as easy as we thought - a valuable insight from this exercise).
I honestly have no idea what the common web hosting environment looks like in the US (which I assume is what you're talking about). It was my impression that not being able to place files outside of the web root was the exception. Maybe things have changed here ...
In any case, a secure way to install Geeklog entirely inside the web root is explained in the FAQ and isn't too complicted (I would think).
As for LDAP support, feel free to submit your LDAP class for Geeklog' remote authentication feature.