[SAMBA4] Time for another tech preview?

Rod Smith samba at rodsbooks.com
Fri Sep 29 14:35:11 GMT 2006

On Friday 29 September 2006 08:08, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> A long time ago, in a universe not that far away, we released our very
> first Samba4 Technology Preview (TP1).  It went down very well, as we
> announced it to the world at linux.conf.au this year.  
> A few weeks later, we released TP2.  Then nothing.  
> When we met at the CIFS conference, there seemed general agreement that
> this was a good time to do a TP, but nothing much happened.  I would
> like to push this forward myself, or hear good reasons why we should
> not.

I'm an author who writes about Samba (among other things), so my perspective 
is different from most on this list. From my point of view, if the current 
state of Samba 4 is beginning to approach its ultimate state from an 
administrative point of view (if almost all configuration parameters work, 
for instance), a new TP would be helpful. If there continue to be huge gaps 
in the feature set, though, as in TP2, a new TP wouldn't be of much use, 
since I need something that approaches practical usability to write about it.

Along those lines, if anybody has any notion of how much longer it might be 
before Samba 4 moves into alpha, beta, or final release states, that would be 
useful information for me. I realize you're not working on a formal schedule, 
but even a very rough estimate ("2-6 months," say) would be helpful, and I 
won't hold anybody to an estimate that proves to be wrong. :-) Thanks.

Rod Smith
rodsmith at rodsbooks.com

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