[sugj-tech:5947] Re: What's next for Samba ?

Hiro Yoshioka hyoshiok at miraclelinux.com
Fri Nov 14 09:51:32 GMT 2003

>  > We are a team of developers who are testing multibyte language
>  > capabilities for Samba 3.0, especially for Japanese.
> great!

Hi, I'm a member too.

>  > Because we hope that the future release of samba is regression-
>  > free at least for internationalisation, we are currently working
>  > on making test programs and data that can be merged into the
>  > buildfarm environment.
> that would be excellent. We have some internationalisation tests in
> Samba now, but they are not nearly extensive enough. A more extensive
> test suite built into smbtorture would help a lot!
> You might also like to consider adding your torture changes to Samba4
> instead of Samba3. The Samba4 test suite is much more comprehensive,
> and it is possible that we will start using the Samba4 suite to test
> Samba3 more than we use the Samba3 suite.

I have never thought of it. Currently the tests are written for
Samba 3. It might be a good idea. We will consider to port them
into Samba 4.

> A good start might be to create a source/torture/intl/ directory in
> the Samba4 tree, and start a INTL-* set of tests (like the RAW-* and
> RPC-* tests). That way you could work much more independently, and add
> your tests without running into conflicts with other developers
> working on other parts of the test suite.

It's a great suggestion.

> I would also suggest that you look at the torture/raw/*.c tests in
> Samba4 as an example of the style of test that we should aim for in
> the future. The style is I think much better than the
> torture/torture.c code in Samba3.

We should study the code.

>  > Also, we are writing requirements for internationalisation and
>  > if necessary, we are also willing to make patches for these
>  > relating issues.
>  > 
>  > Is there any way we can participate for Samba project?
> Are you in touch with Takahashi Motonobu (monyo at samba.org) ? He has
> cvs commit access for Samba, so in the first instance I think you
> should contact him and discuss your changes. If he is unable to help
> you for whatever reason then get back to us and we will work out
> something else.

Yes, we are working closely with Takahashi san. He is our
virtual consultant :-)

> Cheers, Tridge

We'd appreciate your support.


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