How to move storage OEMs to Samba 4.0 ?

Jeremy Allison jra at
Wed Jun 6 09:55:44 MDT 2012

On Wed, Jun 06, 2012 at 08:44:09AM -0400, Ira Cooper wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 6, 2012 at 8:30 AM, simo <idra at> wrote:
> > I think we can make OEMs life better if we provide a --file-server-only
> > build that will have the same dependencies and footprint of the current
> > file server. (well except for python, but that's fine)
> >
> > I think that would go to great lengths to make it easier for OEMs to
> > adopt 4.0 for their file server needs.
> +1.
> -1 to 3.7 being official.  If SerNET + Jeremy + others wish to keep a
> 3.7 esque branch.  "Feel free.  It's open source.  We can agree to
> disagree."

Ok on that. I get the message loud and clear. It wasn't my preferred
option anyway, but I felt I needed to at least propose it to see
how others felt.

> 0 on backporting.  Honestly, as long as it doesn't break 3.6, I don't
> care.  I'd slightly prefer a bit of pain to move OEMs forward.  But
> that's because I'm going to 4.0/master fairly soon I suspect.

Yeah, you're not a real OEM so you don't count :-) :-) :-). You
fix your own bugs in master anyway :-).


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