Samba patches

James Peach jorgar at
Mon Apr 6 16:03:45 GMT 2009

2009/4/6 Björn JACKE <bj at>:
> Hi James,
> some days ago I found in some old bugzilla comments (#3495) that you
> have creation time patches for Darwin that you want to merge. As the only
> patches I saw so far were the birthtime patches for FreeBSD I searched for the
> Darwin patches. I found
> There are
> really quite a lot of patches in the Darwin Samba release tree and it looks
> like a number of these patches should be merged upstream and some might need
> some polish and then be merged upstream. As you are samba-team member and Apple
> employee you might be the best one to do that. I think you are actually the
> only one who can do that as there are corporate copyrights in there which need
> to be replaced by personal ones. Some of the patched copyright headers even
> look like they are at least not in the spirit of the GPL.  "Copyright (C)
> 2006-2007 Apple Inc. All right reserved." in trans2.c makes one feel like Apple
> bought Samba ;-).
> If you find or get the time to clean those things up and merge upstream that
> would be great!

It's quite a lot of work to do this, and in general these patches are
only interesting for Apple. If you have specific patches that you'd
like let me know.

James Peach | jorgar at

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