What is blocking a Samba4 Tech Preview?

Jelmer Vernooij jelmer at samba.org
Mon Dec 19 01:00:35 GMT 2005

On Mon, Dec 19, 2005 at 08:43:34AM +1100, tridge at samba.org wrote about 'Re: What is blocking a Samba4 Tech Preview?':
>  > > In the ACL space I don't think that the current (very valuable) work
>  > > tridge is doing should block the release of the code.  Instead we should
>  > > hard-code the same 'admin write, others read' ACL that Samba3 has.  
>  > That's a sane alternative, indeed. 
> yep, and then when the ldb ACLs are working we can do an updated
> release.
What exactly would be necessary for such a hardcoded ACL? I'm
afraid I'm not really sure what kind of architecture we're planning to
use for authorization. Security tokens or something similar? 

Some other (meta?) things I think we need for a TP release:

- The current HOWTO doesn't yet mention SWAT, perhaps other important 
  things as well
- A list of features that should work and features that don't yet work 
  would be useful
- Some sort of introduction and explanation of change in architecture
  wrt Samba 3, details on where we are (what is a technology
  preview?) and instructions for bug reports / wishlist items
- Bugzilla product (already appears to be there)

(please comment)

>  > Certainly! The Debian packages of Samba4 are a bit more sane now,
>  > after a couple of patches from Steinar Gunderson (Sesse for those on
>  > IRC), so I hope we can get some Samba4 packages in Debians
>  > experimental as well.
> I think source only is appropriate for a tech preview. Binary
> packaging issues are more important for a later release.
I agree, but since I've already put the effort in I might as well go
ahead with it.



Jelmer Vernooij <jelmer at samba.org> - http://jelmer.vernstok.nl/
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