[SAMBA4] Time for another tech preview?

Jelmer Vernooij jelmer at samba.org
Fri Sep 29 18:28:56 GMT 2006

On Thu, 2006-09-28 at 22:52 -0700, 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.  
> There were various reasons:  Advise that we should back off TP releases
> until we had something 'big' to show off, and instead do regular
> snapshots.  People got busy, did other things, etc.
> In the very long time since TP2, we have come a long way, and I think we
> do have a good deal to show off.  For example, we now have an SMB2
> server, and an LDAP backend. 
> We also build and test on more platforms than perhaps ever before:
> Either something is very, very odd, or Tridge (and others) have been
> working really, really hard on portability.  At the moment, we fail on
> only 8 hosts, of the 38 we current test against!
> 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.
Yep, I definetely think this is a good idea. Let's get it out now.
Perhaps we can create a separate branch now, before we regress again
because of new features?

I'll try to help out where I can though I'll make sure some of the pidl
bugs that affect Samba3 get fixed first.


Jelmer Vernooij <jelmer at samba.org> - http://samba.org/~jelmer/
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