Samba 4.0 beta2 in two weeks time, roadmap to release?

Jeremy Allison jra at
Tue Jun 5 10:44:17 MDT 2012

On Wed, Jun 06, 2012 at 12:08:19AM +1000, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> Would it be too soon to attempt another beta on 19 June?
> I'm hoping to capture NTDB at that point, and have most of the remaining
> config.h differences removed between waf and autoconf. 
> In the meantime, if you get anything major done, please update WHATSNEW
> >From there, I would like to start a march towards an RC of Samba 4.0.  
> To start discussion:
> Beta 2 19 June
> Beta 3  3 July
> Beta 4 17 July (possible RC1 if we are confident)
> RC1    31 July
> If we are ready for Release Candidate by 17 July, then we make it an RC,
> but if we do one more beta, we should be filling (and emptying) the
> blocker bug with the reasons. 
> Why now?  In order to make a release 12 months after Samba 3.6 (9 Aug
> 2011), we need to make a release soon.  Our users are keen, both of the
> file server and AD side, and we have a great product.  We should give
> our users the chance to enjoy it in a stable release. 
> What do folks think?

Just want to confirm, we're planning to branch off the
v4-0-test tree at RC1, and then move under release management
control, yes ?

If so, then that sounds possible (if a little ambitious :-).


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