[Samba] Samba 3.2, Samba 3.3 release planning

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at samba.org
Tue Oct 21 22:24:34 GMT 2008

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William Jojo wrote:
>> I love that releases are moving very quickly now. My only 
> concern is keeping up with and determining what is appropriate
> as I continue to maintain AIX binaries on my web page.
>> Presently I have already dropped the 3.0 series and have 
> 3.2.4 available with the clustering option for AIX 5.3 and 6.1.
>> I am trying to determine how best to support a 3.2 and 3.3 
> parallel set or if I should just drop 3.2 after 3.3.1 is
> released or some other arbitrary schedule. :-) :-)
>> How long after 3.3 is released to production does the Samba 
> team anticipate supporting the 3.2 line?

That has not bee decided yet.  The 3.0.x releases are in
maintenance mode (transitioned as soon as 3.2.0 was released).
The 3.0.x series will reach EOL on Jul 1, 2009.

I expect that 3.2.x will be moved to maintenance mode as soon
as 3.3.0 is released.

maintenance == "only critical bug fixes and security issues"

What we've not stated is how long it would be until v3.2.x
reaches EOL.  Based on past data, I expect 6 - 12 months, but
that is just a guess and not really up to me.

If I were packaging Samba, I would only focus on the latest
production release.

cheers, jerry
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