amiga suvival (fwd) - feedback to the Samba team!

Olaf Barthel olsen at
Tue Jan 28 17:24:10 GMT 2003

On 28-Jan-03 , Ulf Bertilsson wrote:

>> On Mon, 27 Jan 2003, Ulf Bertilsson wrote:
>>> I think the Samba dev team could use this good
>>> message in such an dark cold winterday :)
>>> How cool is it that there are Amiga computers running Samba,
>>> even PDC functionality! :)
>>> My regards to the team for their good efforts.
>> This is a classic post.  I'm saving this one :-)
>> Thanks.
>> cheers, jerry
> We're the all old school computha nuttha! ;D
> Both 2.0.x and 2.2.5 are now based around an nice posix wrapper
> using custom gcc compiler, rather than the core custom "embedded" compiler.
> (Correction Olaf ?)

If I manage to attend SambaXP this year and there's a guarantee that I'm
not going to be persecuted for boring listeners to death, I may end up
telling the whole story of how the current Samba port came together. But
in brief, it worked like this: the initial Amiga Samba ports were not
particularly stable, so I set about porting Samba using the most mature
Amiga 'C' compiler and a wrapper to go between the Samba core code and
the Amiga operating system. This worked rather well, but I hit a wall
with Samba 2.2.x which could not ported in this fashion. So I had to
write my own 'C' compiler runtime library which made porting possible.
As a side-effect, that library also made it possible to port GCC natively
to the Amiga. So now we've got Samba 2.0.7 running stable and Samba 2.2.5
looking good enough to use (it's rather bulky, though).

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