To release Samba 4.0 'as is'

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Thu Dec 1 14:32:10 MST 2011

On Thu, 2011-12-01 at 14:51 +0100, Lars Müller wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 01, 2011 at 09:46:13PM +1100, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> [ 8< ]
> > The problem is that the only smbd that works with Samba4 AD is the smbd
> > in master (to get the pdb_samba4 and auth_samba4 hooks, and the correct
> > version of the named pipe auth protocol).
> How hard and risky would it be to make this work with 3.6.2?
> If that's impossible I'd prefer to negotiate on a timeline for a 3.7
> release.  Let us reserve the initial 4.0 release for the release when we
> consider the merge as finished.

The changes made between when 3.6 was branched and now are not massive,
but they are not of the kind that can be put into 3.6.  pdb_samba4 and
auth_samba4 are built as part of the top level waf build, and operate in
that integrated build.

I don't mind what our next release is called - be it 3.7 or 4.0 or 4.0
AD, as long as it contains the AD server so our users can deploy it.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                      
Authentication Developer, Samba Team 

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