TNG back from the dead [if we get some decent doctors...]

Hilbert Mostert hilbert_mostert at
Fri Oct 6 08:17:54 GMT 2000

ehm..... isnt it that samba TNG is integrated with the Samba Source tree?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sander Striker" <striker at>
To: "samba-ntdom" <samba-ntdom at>; "samba-technical"
<samba-technical at>; <sidlc at>
Sent: Friday, October 06, 2000 7:06 AM
Subject: TNG back from the dead [if we get some decent doctors...]

> Hi people,
> As you all (might) know, TNG is on the floor bleeding to death.
> Within time all there will be left is a dried out corpse with
> internal organs cloned and transplanted.
> I for one don't want TNG to vanish and with a little help
> from you (the fine doctors :-)) we can pull it off. We are
> starting TNG as a subproject of an open source DCE/RPC library/
> toolkit. This may sound weird, but TNG is ideal for this
> because a great part of RPC code is in place in TNG and
> can all be replaced to use the library in time. This means
> great cleanup (= more stability) and easier intregration of
> extra services (Exchange comes to mind). This also makes
> it easier for external parties to write services.
> Our main aims for TNG:
>  - expanding the PDC functionality (we want (full) w2k support)
>  - adding printing support
>  - adding interopability features (like: an endpoint mapper)
> Anyhow, the first goal is keeping TNG alive and kicking and
> therefor we need your help. We are in search of:
> Non-coders:
>  - Documenters
>     - Write (good) documentation (examples: man pages and
>       a HOWTO)
>  - Public speakers
>     - Appearing on mailing lists and trying to answer most of
>       the questions.
>     - Routing irrelevant bugreports to the FAQ department
>  - Interims between core developers and public
>     - Filtering of patches and making sure they come to the
>       right person.
>     - Keeping users and developers in 'touch', for example by
>       asking developers regularly, what they're currently up to,
>       and what they think, how long a feature/bug will take,
>       until it is done.
>  - Web designers/maintainers
>     - Desinging and maintaining a website (update regularly).
>     - Keeping FAQs and other public files in sync.
>  - Mailing list subscribers :-D
>     - Giving (founded) feedback on technical issues.
>  - Testers
>     - Testing release and cvs versions on a regular basis.
> Coders:
>  - Mergers
>     - Follow the samba-cvs list and merge relevant changes into
>       TNG. Especially bug-fixes ;-)
>     - Applying patches
>  - 'Helping hands'
>     - Like in the period Luke asked for people who could rewrite
>       all of the daemons like he had done for one :-) A bit of:
>       "Here's an example: we need that also here and here and here."
> Coders and non-coders combined:
>  - API spec and documentation writers
>     - Like an MSDN for TNG
> Do you think you can do one of these jobs? You can make a difference.
> Sander Striker

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