[Samba] web based backend

Matthieu Patou mat at samba.org
Thu Dec 30 14:24:48 MST 2010

On 25/12/2010 14:51, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> On Tue, 2010-12-21 at 08:26 +0100, Vaclav Klecanda wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I wonder if somebody have thought or even started some research about samba4
>> web based management tool. I am convinced that such tool will greatly
>> support success of samba4. I know about SWAT but it is PHP based and I don't
>> know the level of support of samba4.
> SWAT is written in C, and isn't very easy to extend.  Samba4 one had a
> embedded java-script based web front end, but this was abandoned when we
> moved to python as our internal scripting language.
> We are not opposed to a Python based GUI for Samba, but are concerned
> that any effort in this area would not only need to be properly
> maintained (the SWAT2 that Samba4 had originally was very poorly
> maintained), it would also need to be automatically tested.  This is
> difficult to do for a AJAX GUI application (the current standard for web
> GUIs).
I didn't invest most time, but it seems that Zombie 
(http://zombie.labnotes.org/) could be an interesting option to try to 
see if we can unit test web interface as well.
An idea for GSOC ?


Matthieu Patou
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