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