How to move storage OEMs to Samba 4.0 ?

Jeremy Allison jra at
Wed Jun 6 10:01:13 MDT 2012

On Wed, Jun 06, 2012 at 11:49:05AM +0200, Volker Lendecke wrote:
> It is the sum of changes that went in. gensec,
> security=share gone, security=ads requires a more advanced
> environment, merged loadparm, possibly ntdb as a new
> default. This is enough to scare people away from s4 for the
> OEM case for at least 12 months if not much more from now.
> I would say that we can't leave those in the cold for so
> long. We have a backlog of features that we don't accept
> right now, and this will only grow over the next year or
> two.

This is the truth of it. Seriously. Volker and I have
a lot of experience working with OEMs and you really
need to trust us on this.

> I think this in effect is 3.7. Why not call it what it is?

Marketing :-). Shipping a 3.7 after a 4.0 ship doesn't
work well for me, I'd rather just keep bumping 3.6.x
(unless we need a VFS interface change).


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