[SAMBA4] Time for another tech preview?
idra at samba.org
Fri Sep 29 18:57:35 GMT 2006
On Fri, 2006-09-29 at 11:37 -0700, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> On Fri, 2006-09-29 at 20:28 +0200, Jelmer Vernooij wrote:
> > 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?
> Yes, taking a branch now would be good. What's the SVN command for
> > 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.
> Can I be placed into the group for the Samba4 _RELEASE branch?
Let's call it SAMBA_4_TP, _RELEASE is a bit too much for now :-)
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