[SAMBA4] SWAT2 maintainer?

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Sat Sep 1 03:27:23 GMT 2007

On Sat, 2007-09-01 at 02:13 +0200, Jelmer Vernooij wrote:
> Am Samstag, den 01.09.2007, 09:23 +1000 schrieb Andrew Bartlett: 
> > If we dropped SWAT from the tarball for this alpha release, we could
> > drastically reduce the 'shock-value' of the release size:
> > 
> > [abartlet at naomi SAMBA_4_0_RELEASE]$ du -k *.tar.gz
> > 4960    samba-4.0.0alpha1-SVN-build-UNKNOWN.tar.gz
> > 9316    samba-4.0.0alpha1-SVN-build-UNKNOWN-with-webapps.tar.gz
> Wow, that does matter a lot, indeed.
> > We would also avoid promising SWAT into the future, as it remains
> > completely untested - every time I do a new test on SWAT, I find
> > something else broken.  But because it's a web app, I can't script the
> > testing...
> > 
> > Alternately, we could drop SWAT2, and for alpha2 revert to the SWAT code
> > included in TP1 (which, with a bit of a fiddle, I think I could write
> > automated tests for). 
> How usable would it be in that form? There's no point in having a
> stripped down SWAT like the one in Samba 3 imho.

The parts of SWAT that I've successfully used (ie, the install, vampire,
add user) would be there, and it would provide a place for some UI, for
example for setting password quality settings (otherwise you must
manipulate the pwdProperties bitmap).

> This is an alpha, so I don't think having SWAT in now gives the wrong
> impression to people about continuity. 

I see three options, for the short and long term:
 - ship as-is (with ability to display users fixed in LDB browser)
 - ship without any SWAT
 - ship with SWAT from TP1

Andrew Bartlett

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