Next stable version of Samba.

Steve Williams steve at
Wed May 17 21:49:10 GMT 2000


Just a small thought...

How does this fit into some of the Paper publications out there?

I have the O'Reilly "Using Samba" book, and in it there is a 
paragraph that states (page 186):

"You will need to use at least Samba 2.1 to ensure that PDC 
functionality for Windows NT clients is present..."

If the new version makes that an invalid statement, then I'd be
concerned about "newbies" out there having problems..even after
they have RTFM'd!!

my $0.02


> Hi all,
>         I'd like to ask to make a version number change
> for the next stable release. Currently we're planning to
> release something we're planning to call 2.0.8.
> However, what I'm actually busyly creating in the CVS tree
> is HEAD minus vfs and dfs and some of the TNG mods.
> This is a very big change to call 2.0.8, which implies a
> minor rev. on 2.0.7.
> Now I still want to ship this code as the next release,
> as it is *significantly* better than what otherwise would
> be in 2.0.8. I will go into more details on the changes
> in a later email, but this code is *definately* more robust
> and correct from an SMB standpoint than the 2.0.x code.
> But I'd like to call it 2.2.0 instead. That way people
> know this is a more significant change, and will hopefully
> do more testing before slotting this into a production
> system.
> Currently I have buy off from the rest of the Samba Team
> on this version change, what does everyone else think ? 
> Regards,
> 	Jeremy Allison,
> 	Samba Team.
> -- 
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> Buying an operating system without source is like buying
> a self-assembly Space Shuttle with no instructions.
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	Steve Williams, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
	Genie Computer Systems Inc.
	steve at

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