How to move storage OEMs to Samba 4.0 ?

Stefan (metze) Metzmacher metze at
Wed Jun 13 02:36:08 MDT 2012

Hi Jeremy,

>> * We could offer a loose collection of backported feature patches
>>   not harnessed into a release, so every interested OEM can pick
>>   from that collection.
> I don't like that idea. The "loose collection of backported feature patches"
> is what everyone has on their own right now. It negates the
> advantage of being a "release".

I'd suggest a v3-6-backports branch (maybe in an extra repo, rebased on

>> I would really like to discuss this further since I also want to
>> reach the best possible way to help OEMs with current releases
>> while encouraging them to move to 4.0.
> So again, as everyone seemed to ignore it. I really like Ira's
> suggestion.
> Anyone can submit a "new feature" patch for, under
> the following conditions.
> 3 engineers must review and buy-off on the changes, not
> two. At least 2 of the engineers must be from different
> organizations (i.e. No all-Sernet, all-Google, or all-IBM
> patches).
> Does that help ? I think it strikes the right balance
> of opening up the tree a little bit, without having
> a new " is open for everything" policy.

And how many are needed to veto it?


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