[SAMBA4] SWAT2 maintainer?

Matt Schwartz mes5048 at verizon.net
Sat Sep 1 11:20:01 GMT 2007

As long as it is not too difficult, how about adding the (form-based) ability to delete or disable users?  This might make the tool a little more useful.  That said, I may be in favor of leaving SWAT out of Alpha1 

>From: Andrew Bartlett <abartlet at samba.org>
>Date: 2007/08/31 Fri PM 10:27:23 CDT
>To: Jelmer Vernooij <jelmer at samba.org>
>Cc: samba-technical <samba-technical at lists.samba.org>, 
	Derrell Lipman <derrell at samba.org>
>Subject: Re: [SAMBA4] SWAT2 maintainer?

>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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