Is there a reason to have source4 in 3.4 releases?

Stefan (metze) Metzmacher metze at
Thu Aug 20 01:47:10 MDT 2009

Andrew Bartlett schrieb:
> On Tue, 2009-07-21 at 03:37 +0000, Timur I. Bakeyev wrote:
>> On Wed, Jul 15, 2009 at 09:06:51PM +1000, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
>>> Since Samba 3.4 has been released, I've now seen two different enquires
>>> where folks have expected to find a 'released' version of Samba4 in the
>>> 3.4 tarball.
>>> Is there any reason for the source4 tree to be released in Samba 3.4
>>> releases?  Users of Samba4 from that branch are only going to be
>>> disappointed (as it is will be an increasingly older snapshot), and the
>>> work for 'Franky' and other combined tree efforts is occouring in
>>> master, not the 3.4 release tree.
>> As the (sorta) end user I saw source4/ as a snapshot of Samba4 code,
>> occasionally - more fresh than Samba4.0.0alpha7 (that's when I was
>> trying it), but now older, than alpha8. I guess, it can create confusion
>> for average user regarding "freshness" of the code and it's position
>> in the source tree regarding releases.
> This is what worries me.   We are about to make a Samba 3.4.1 release,
> but the while the Samba3 and common code in that directory is a solid
> production release, the Samba4 code is just what happened to be in the
> tree at the time it was branched.
> That's why I would like it removed from the Samba3 tarball.

what about just removing the source4/ and have
source4/ to:
echo "please use the code from master"
exit 1

We can do that in the v3-4* git branches as it's useful there too.


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