Development of Samba

Jeremy Allison jra at
Mon Feb 8 19:50:12 MST 2010

On Sat, Feb 06, 2010 at 04:07:48PM +0000, Karol Pysniak wrote:
> Hi,
> I would like to develop SAMBA project as my contribution to Google
> Summer of Code. I have been using SAMBA for a few years now and, hence,
> I have a few ideas how to develop SAMBA. I am a computing student which
> will definitely help me make my ideas come true :) What should I do to
> join the project? 
> Some of my ideas involve, for instance, creating advanced Graphical User
> Interface for SAMBA. It could be as easy as to let any non-experienced
> user to start using SAMBA, but the Interface would involve all options
> which could be used by advanced users.
> I can program in Java/C/C++/Haskell/Assembler (IA-32).

The Samba GUI is an interesting idea, but it's actually
quite a hard task to achieve. I'm planning to update the
Samba Summer of Code Wiki for Samba3 this week, so if you
can hang on a little while there should be lots of easier
ideas for you to look at.

Most Samba coding is done is plain C, although for GUI
work Java might be easier.


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