[SAMBA4] Time for another tech preview?
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
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.
rodsmith at rodsbooks.com
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