Guidelines for releasing Samba PDC support

Jean Francois Micouleau Jean-Francois.Micouleau at
Thu Nov 4 09:00:17 GMT 1999

On Thu, 4 Nov 1999, Jeremy Allison wrote:

> Gerald W. Carter wrote:

> >   * merging of 2.1 into 2.0 (JF is working on (has complted?)
> >     this

I have a merge of the sept, 27th code of both branches. The merge is done,
I'm fixing the code to compile it.

> The problem is that the 2.1 code was never complete w.r.t.
> some things like user/group/alias management. This is a 
> basic requirement of an 'official' PDC.
> Now I know Luke has 1000 different irons in the fire, with
> NTLMSSPv2, the new rpcclient code etc. etc., but this
> means that the HEAD branch is in a state of *constant* flux,
> which no-one except Luke can deal with (as he's the one
> causing it :-).
> I'm hoping that J.F.'s snapshot freeze will provide a stable
> enough base to attack this problem with a non-mutating
> code base.

here is the problem :-) I want a stable merge release and at the same time
all of Luke's new code. I don't want to see yet another samba branch in
the cvs repository. Merging 2 versions and storing it in a new branch is a
complete non-sense.

> The HEAD code in J.F.'s port will need to use the tested
> 2.0.x RPC code, with error checks etc. He may already
> have done this.

That's what I'm doing right now. 

> Good idea bringing this discussion up though.

there are still *many* technical issues to resolve before using the merge
as a base for the next samba version.


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