Samba 3.4.0 in Debian unstable

Christian Perrier bubulle at
Wed Jul 8 04:46:49 GMT 2009

Quoting Karolin:

> Release Announcements
> =====================
> This is the first stable release of Samba 3.4.

As of yesterday, Samba 3.4.0 is now available in Debian unstable. It
means that the next release of Debian (codename "squeeze", due
out...when it's ready, probably around the end of 2010) will have at
least this version.

Besides everything that's new in Samba 3.4 and which Samba Team
members are more qualified than me to talk about, I'd like to point
out that, again, the gap between Samba packages in Debian/Ubuntu and
upstream code has shrinked again. There is nearly no more code patch
in our package that hasn't been integrated upstream.

The efforts of the samba package maintainers in Debian are now focused
on getting this package to enter Debian "testing", which is what will
become the final Debian release. That requires other packages samba is
depending upon to enter testing themselves...which might take
time..but will happen within the next weeks, I hope.

For Ubuntu users, it means that the next Ubuntu release will have
Samba 3.4.something.

We would like to express public thanks to the Samba Team for
publishing such good quality code and very specific thanks to Karolin
Seeger for managing to assemble the pieces and succeed in publishing
releases on a timely manner, and to Michael Adam for his work work
integrating the Debian patches, particularly in the build system. The
good work we're (hopefully) doing in publishing packages is because
you are doing such good work.

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