Announcing Samba 4.0.0TP1
jelmer at samba.org
Tue Jan 24 06:37:28 GMT 2006
We have just uploaded the first technology preview of Samba 4.
Samba 4 is the ambitious next version of the Samba suite that is being
developed in parallel to the stable 3.0 series. The main emphasis in
this branch is support for the Active Directory logon protocols used
by Windows 2000 and above.
Samba 4 is currently not yet in a state where it is usable in
production environments. Note the WARNINGS, and the STATUS file,
which aims to document what should and should not work.
With 3 years of development under our belt since Tridge first proposed
a new Virtual File System (VFS) layer for Samba3 (a project which
eventually lead to our Active Directory efforts), it was felt that we
should create something we could 'show off' to our users. This is a
Technology Preview (TP), aimed at allowing users, managers and
developers to see how we have progressed, and to invite feedback and
Please read the file WHATSNEW.txt in the tarball for more details.
The uncompressed tarball and patch files have been signed
using GnuPG (ID 1EEF5276). The source code can be
The release notes are available online at:
There are currently no binary packages available. Debian packages will
be uploaded to the experimental distribution later today. No packages
for other distributions have been planned yet.
Users are encouraged to report the issues they encounter. Again, see
the WHATSNEW.txt file for details.
The Samba 4 developers.
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