Future/end of TNG (was Re: I don't understand something ...)
awilliam at whitemice.org
Mon Sep 25 23:49:22 GMT 2000
>>We are working on porting code form TNG over to
>>HEAD for domain controlling. Jean-Francois has already
>>been working on porting the necessary codefor Win2k domain
>>logons (no native mode of course).
>>If anyone wants to help, join samba-technical and let's
>This is terrific!
>Unfortunately, there are no notices in any public forum
>that I have seen that indicate this to be the case.
>I also read -technical (non-digest), and I have to admit
>I haven't seen much on the matter there either
>(about DC development in general, that is).
This is true, and is a general frustration of Open Source
in general, but maybe we're not looking in the right place.
And I understand that updating web-pages, etc... means
that someone is not coding while they do that.
>I think what users are concerned about is the lack of any
>commitment to providing this functionality. A timetable
>would be even better, but right now when people ask about
>using Samba as a PDC and adding 2000 clients, all anyone can
>say is that TNG used to do it, but that branch is now dead.
>Imagine how that sounds to someone who has a Samba PDC in
>production use and is told that 2000 client support is now
>a "must-have". Whether or not Samba can be used effectively
>in the long-term is called into question, and lacking any
>details, its use simply cannot be defended. The result:
>All those hard-won NT converts are now being forced back
>to Redmond for a copy of 2000 Server.
I think the Samba team understands this perfectly well,
and our (the lowly end user) grousing about it isn't going
to help the morale of the project team. Cash or pizza
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