Draft of branch maintainence and release plans....
abartlet at samba.org
Tue Jul 2 15:57:02 GMT 2002
"Gerald (Jerry) Carter" wrote:
> Here are the plans for getting 3.0 ready for release and the
> maintainence plans for SAMBA_2_2. Comments welcome.
> I would love to see this out sometime during the Fall of this
> year. Of course, none of this will get done without everyone's
> help :-)
> Roadmap to 3.0
> The following features are planned for inclusion in 3.0.
> This list was compiled based on previous promises during 2.2
> development and believed future directions of Samba
> * Internationalization - The UNICODE support is done. Jeremy
> thinks we will probably need some auditing and testing
> before release.
> * Full Windows NT 4.0 PDC support
> - Trust relationships
> - SAM replication
I don't see this being in 3.0. Maybe a later release, but there is more
work 'todo' in this area that you might expect. Natrually, Samba->Samba
replication will be fully supported.
> These features will allow for full replacement and migration
> from Windows NT 4.0 domain controllers. Both of these features
> are partially completed.
> * Windows 2000 domain client support - Done.
> * NTLMv2 & Sign/Seal of RPC packets - NTLMv2 should be ok, the
> sign/seal is yet to be done.
This gets messy - in particular the 'netlogon' problem isn't related to
NTLMv2 at all, its another associated mess...
> * Winbind idmap storage & central idmap repository (for
> clusters, nfs, etc...)
> * Winbind working with Samba DC
> * Group Mapping support (pluggable?)
The folks on #samba-technical (kai, metze, ctrlsoft, idra and I) are
working on a new SAM interface (fully pluggable etc), and we will bring
discussions here shortly on how to move this towards the mythical 'Samba
> * Printer attribute publishing using 'net'
> * pluggable passwd support - Done.
> Other possible feature which may be included depending on
> time/resources. Probably in later 3.x release.
> * Background updates of print queue caches
> * WINS replication
> * loadable library support for named pipes
> * non-blocking winbind implementation
> * Printer attribute publishing via smbd
* SAM Replication over NT4 RPC protocols.
> SAMBA_2_2 maintainence
> The SAMBA_2_2 will only be updated to include fixes for
> severe bugs or security exploits. All testing will be done
> against HEAD at this point. No new features/functionality
> are to added due to the risk of destabilizing the branch.
> There will be a 2.2.6 release most likely, but all efforts
> should be concentrated on HEAD.
Andrew Bartlett abartlet at pcug.org.au
Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team abartlet at samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College abartlet at hawkerc.net
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