[SAMBA4] Time for another tech preview?

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Sat Sep 30 00:19:08 GMT 2006

On Sat, 2006-09-30 at 09:46 +1000, tridge at samba.org wrote:
> Jerry,
>  > I think you have to take the thread in context.
>  > Rod was asking about whether or not the next TP
>  > would be close enough to the final release that
>  > he could write about it.  My gut is that our final
>  > releases are always different enough from pre-releases
>  > to invalidate documentation.  And developers should
>  > be given that freedom so I have no problem with it.
> Yes, that's certainly true. 
>  > What specifically did I say that you don't agree with?
> This bit could be read a bit more strongly than I would have put it:
>  >>The name is slightly misleading in that it implies that this
>  >>particular code base will become the successor to the current Samba
>  >>3.0.x releases.
> I agree that a writer working on Samba documentation would not benefit
> greatly from the Samba4 TPs at the moment, but I wanted to ensure that
> nobody assumed the above statement meant that the Samba4 code will not
> form the basis for a future release. 
> How about that for a convoluted sentence! You can see why I'm not a
> writer :-)

I have to agree with Tridge here, it is a convoluted sentence!  However,
I also agree with his sentiment.  I certainly intend there to be a
Samba4 release, with code people will want to use (particularly in the
AD space).

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team           http://samba.org
Samba Developer, Red Hat Inc.                  http://redhat.com

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