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

Michael Adam obnox at
Wed Jun 6 05:46:39 MDT 2012

Hi Metze,

Stefan (metze) Metzmacher wrote:
> Hi Andrew,
> > To start discussion:
> > 
> > Beta 2 19 June
> > Beta 3  3 July
> > Beta 4 17 July (possible RC1 if we are confident)
> > RC1    31 July
> > 
> > [...]
> > What do folks think?
> I think doing beta releases every 2-3 weeks is good,
> but I'm not sure I like that we start with rc1 in July.
> I guess there are a lot of developers on vacation during July and August.

That aspect has to be taken into account, indeed...

> I hoped that we start with rc1 in September (maybe during SDC).
> Then we would have enough time to finish some important SMB 2/3 features,
> re-authentication, multi-credit and (simple) durable handle support.

Yes, we should provide a list of features that we want/need to
have in the final. These features should have landed in master
to a certain level of completeness at the point in time we do
the RC1. If we agree on such a list and have not reached a good
stage end of July, we would consider doing more betas. That was
my understanding.

I tried to start such a list of things to do in my earlier mail
in this thread. The SMB2 / SMB3 work was definitely part of that
and I would be willing to argue for doing more betas if we have
a realistic change of getting more of these incredibly important
file server features into 4.0. (I think it is realistic.)

Cheers - Michael

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