[Proposal] Samba 3.2.0 to replace 3.0.22

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at samba.org
Mon Jan 9 16:30:19 GMT 2006

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Volker Lendecke wrote:

> I'd very much argue that the changes are necessary. 

We all agree that the changes are necessary.  The question
is whether a 3.2 release is the best release path.  Sorry if
my statement was confusing.

> However I am certain that we might break some existing 
> installations. The 3.0 group mapping allowed for so
> much flexibility that I probably did not catch all
> possible and probably broken setups. The trunk stuff 
> is much stricter about what is allowed, although we
> accept a lot of weird setups.

I'm ok with breaking eggs to make a better omlette.  And while
in theory, people could have corner case installations
that would break after the upgrade, none of us have been able
to assert if this is true in practice.

> The crucial question is: How do we get more people to look 
> at our code and run the not-yet released stuff in production
> scenarios? This was also the problem with 3.0.21.
> 3.2.0 would be a way for us to say: Hey, this is a .0 
> release, what do you expect?

Yeah, but from a release perspective, this is a huge price to
pay for PR.  Tough issue.  I'm still thinking.

cheers, jerry
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