svn commit: samba-web r795 - in trunk/devel: .

abartlet at abartlet at
Tue Aug 30 01:25:50 GMT 2005

Author: abartlet
Date: 2005-08-30 01:25:50 +0000 (Tue, 30 Aug 2005)
New Revision: 795


A first cut at updating the Samba4 status page.  Comments/patches welcome.


Modified: trunk/devel/roadmap-4.0.html
--- trunk/devel/roadmap-4.0.html	2005-08-29 21:20:56 UTC (rev 794)
+++ trunk/devel/roadmap-4.0.html	2005-08-30 01:25:50 UTC (rev 795)
@@ -4,11 +4,29 @@
 <h2 align="center">Roadmap to Samba 4.0.0</h2>		
-<p align="right"><em>Page Last Updated</em>: 24 February 2005</p>
+<p align="right"><em>Page Last Updated</em>: 30 Aug 2005</p>
-<p>What is Samba 4 meant to accomplish?  In simplest terms, Samba 4 is an ambitious, yet achievable, reworking of the Samba code.  Major features for Samba 4 will include: protocol completeness, extreme testability, non-POSIX backends, fully asynchronous internals, flexible process models, auto-generated RPC infrastructure, and flexible database architecture.</p>
+<p>What is Samba 4 meant to accomplish?  In simplest terms, Samba 4 is
+an ambitious, yet achievable, reworking of the Samba code.  Major
+features for Samba 4 already include: </p>
+ <ul>
+  <li>support of the 'Active Directory'
+logon and administration protocols</li>
+  <li>new 'full coverage' testsuites</li>
+  <li>full NTFS semantics for sharing backends</li>
+  <li>Internal LDAP server, with AD semantics</li>
+  <li>Internal Kerberos server, including PAC support</li>
+  <li>fully asynchronous internals<li>
+  <li>flexible process models</li>
+  <li>better scalablilty from micro to very large installations</li>
+  <li>new RPC infrastructure (PIDL)</li>
+  <li>flexible database architecture (LDB)</li>
+  <li>embedded scripting language (ejs)</li>
+  <li>generic security subsystem (GENSEC)</li>
+  <li>over 50% auto-generated code!</li>
 <p>One of the goals of Samba4 is to implement an Active Directory compatible Domain
 Controller.  Andrew Bartlett has written an excellent thesis on issues involved
@@ -17,13 +35,18 @@
 <a href=""></a> and is available 
 <a href="/samba/news/articles/abartlet_thesis.pdf">here (in PDF)</a>.</p>
+<h3>Current Status</h3>
 <p>Volker Lendecke has also written an excellent 
 <a href="/samba/news/articles/samba4_vl.pdf">Advances in Samba4</a> paper (in PDF),
-and Tridge has some slides on Samba4 available  
-<a href="/samba/ftp/slides/">here</a>.</p>
+and in May 2005, Tridge gave a 
+<a href="">Samba4
+Progress report and Roadmap</a>.  Since that time, we have implemented
+an embedded web server, a KDC and made vast improvements to the
+embedded LDAP server.</p>  
-<h3>Current Status</h3>
+<p>In short, you can join a WinNT, Win2000, WinXP or Win2003 member
+server to a Samba4 domain, and it will behave much as it does in AD,
+including Kerberos domain logins where applicable.  </p>
 <p>Samba4 development is moving very rapidly, but there is still much work to be
 done.  A date has not been set for an official release, but the current source is
@@ -32,7 +55,6 @@
 Samba4's websvn pages</a>.  For more info on obtaining the sources via a Subversion
 client, see the <a href="/samba/devel"> devel page</a>.</p>
 <h3>Roadmap Overview</h3>
 <p>Since Samba4 is a test-driven development process, the roadmap here follows that

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