Developer Documentation

Charles N Wyble charles at
Sun Jan 16 22:55:41 GMT 2005

Tim Potter wrote:

>On Fri, 2005-01-14 at 14:16 -0800, Charles N Wyble wrote:
>>    I have been following the samba technical list for a while (few 
>>months) now and have a suggestion. I see quite a few good tidbits every 
>>couple days on various portions of the code and good solid discussion 
>>quite  a bit on various samba aspects. I would like to propose 
>>documenting these items.  It is a shame to have to read the archives and 
>>pick out the gems. I enjoy doing it but then thats me :) I imagine most 
>>people don't have the time or motivation to do that. I am more then 
>>willing to help with the documentation and possibly lead the project. 
>>One caveat ..... I am fairly new to samba and so may have a lot of 
>>questions bout various aspects of it that I would want to explain in the 
>>documentation.  If you can put up with my questions and comments I would 
>>be happy to lead this project.
>Hi Charles.  Sounds like a good idea if we can figure out what format to
>store all the information in.
Docbook sounds good.

>  If it's developer documentation, there is
>a start to a Developer's Guide in the samba-docs repository but I'm not
>sure how recently it was updated.  Tridge has written a document called
>prog-guide.txt in Samba 4 which might be good to take a look at.
Yes. I have read that guide. It is excellent. I am looking for something 
along the lines of lurker ( I am willing 
to install/maintain the system for the samba mailling lists if the samba 
team thinks it would be useful. Feeback welcome.



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