Name Change for Samba4? [Re: What is blocking a Samba4 Tech Preview?]

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at
Fri Dec 23 15:26:15 GMT 2005

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tridge at wrote:

> What the Linux distros do is up to them. In the case 
> of apache many distros have a separate "apache"
> and "apache2" package, and that certainly makes life a
> lot easier for administrators who want to specifically
> use one or the other. I would not be surprised if the
> distros do something very similar with Samba 3.x 
> and Samba 4.x. I don't think we should force this
> on them though, and I think that when Samba 4.0 is
> eventually release it should be called samba-4.0.tar.gz
> on the download, just like our previous 
> major releases.


I think the main different between Samba 3/4 and Apache 1/2
is that users will want to install Samba 3 & 4 at the same
time for the foreseeable future.  I predict that the adoption
path with be Samba 4 as a AD DC and Samba 3 as the file/print
server.  So this makes a huge difference in packaging.

Feel free to do what ever you want.  I'm just throwing
out my predictions.

cheers, jerry
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