[Draft #2] Samba 3.0 roadmap...

Gerald Carter jerry at samba.org
Mon Jul 8 08:51:22 GMT 2002

Round #2.

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. 
    Probably need some auditing and testing before release.

* Full Windows NT 4.0 PDC support
    - Trust relationships
    - SAM replication
    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.
  (abartlet and jra )

* Winbind idmap storage & central idmap repository (for
    clusters, nfs, etc...)

* Winbind working with Samba DC

* Group Mapping support

* Printer attribute publishing using 'net'
  (Jim McDonough)

* pluggable passwd support - Done.

* Conversion to NTSTATUS for return codes
  (Matt Pavlovich <mpav at debian.org>)

* Stackable VFS
  (Alexander Bokovoy <a.bokovoy at sam-solutions.net>)

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

* Pluggable backend for storing WINS entries (ie SQL, LDAP)
 (Matt Pavlovich <mpav at debian.org>)

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