[SAMBA4] SWAT2 maintainer?

Derrell Lipman derrell at samba.org
Sat Sep 1 14:54:50 GMT 2007

On 8/31/07, Andrew Bartlett <abartlet at samba.org> wrote:
> 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

I had a lot of fun creating the qooxdoo framework for the new SWAT.  I
think it provided a fairly easy way for people to add modules towards
a fully-functional administration tool.  The learning curve for
qooxdoo, although not really difficult, is not tiny either.  I'd love
to see this SWAT continue to be developed, but the last year has shown
that there are not a lot of developers looking to learn about and
develop it.  Furthermore, as much as I really like qooxdoo, I think I
agree with Jerry that a more generic API for Samba, not requiring a
browser interface, is a better long-term way to go.  SWAT, however,
exists (albeit quite incomplete) and no othere API does.  I think I
recommend leaving it in until there's a good replacement.  If nothing
else, during alpha, some new developers may see it and have a desire
to improve upon it.

If SWAT is left in, I still hope to find the time to migrate it to the
current release of qooxdoo, which will eliminate much of the size
issue causes in Samba4.


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