To release Samba 4.0 'as is' [with pre1 in mid-December]

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Tue Nov 29 13:57:23 MST 2011

On Tue, 2011-11-29 at 11:16 +0100, Kai Blin wrote:
> On 2011-11-29 06:41, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> Hi Andrew,
> > I therefore would like to propose a pre1 of this Samba 4.0 AD be 
> > released from master in 2 weeks time.  I do not propose to branch
> > at this point, but given our good experience so far, to use a
> > revived wintest and the continuous integration of autobuild as our
> > quality assurance.
> What does pre1 mean in this context? No new features after that point
> until we've released 4.0? If so, I'd strongly advocate that we branch
> from master.

I see no need for a feature freeze or branch, and in particular I do not
see any impediment to your DNS work.  Our culture of automated testing,
and the continuous integration provided by autobuild has given us a
series of high quality alpha releases so far, and I see no need to
change that successful pattern. 

If someone has plans for a major disruptive change, no matter the
impending release, we should discuss it here.  We can always change our
mind regarding branching (even retrospectively), but even better would
be to work out what tests would help resolve any concerns. 

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                      
Authentication Developer, Samba Team 

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