[SAMBA4] Progress towards the tech preview

James Peach jpeach at samba.org
Mon Jan 2 22:20:39 GMT 2006

On Mon, 2006-01-02 at 15:52 +1100, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> I wanted to update the list on where we are at towards a technology
> preview of Samba4.

Thanks Andrew, having this info on the list is very useful.

> In the past few weeks, we have had a lot of work on the Samba4 tree, and
> I think we are closer still to our goal of a technology preview.
> In the past couple of weeks, we have fixed the Win2000 join bug, and now
> have the basics of Samba3 domain join operation happening.  Jelmer has
> been busy starting on some notes on the expected changes, and with
> Steinar Gunderson has been improving the debian packaging.  
> It is hoped that we will have a Samba4 release in debian experimental.  
> I've been working on KDC issues, to reduce the CPU load of running the
> KDC (very helpful for then running it under valgrind), and metze has
> continued his work on the WINS server.
> On the topic of naming, the list seemed to conclude that we should
> remain with Samba 4.0 as the name, but that packagers may wish to
> provide a version allowing a parallel installation with Samba3.   
> The outstanding issues are:
>  - More documentation (adding/deleting users, probably via ldbedit)
>  - Cludge-ACLs
> Better Samba3 and Apple support would be nice, but is far from critical.

Are there features that Samba3 has that are not yet on Samba4? If so, is
there a plan for how/when to migrate them?

> In IRC discussions it has been suggested that we aim for a tech preview
> release before Linux.conf.au, on 22nd of this month.  This makes for a
> very busy few weeks.  

Is it really a good idea to do a release immediately before some of the
key developers are (mostly) offline for a week?

James Peach | jpeach at samba.org

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