How to move storage OEMs to Samba 4.0 ?

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Wed Jun 13 19:09:26 MDT 2012

On Wed, 2012-06-13 at 11:49 +0200, Michael Adam wrote:
> Stefan (metze) Metzmacher wrote:
> > >> * 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
> > v3-6-stable)
> This is to my understanding a possible "implementation" of a
> loose collection of backported patches, one which I proposed in
> an earlier mail, btw. It was commented in the mail that this would
> effectively be a release, but that is not the case.
> I still like this idea.

I think this remains the best way forward.  We would not release from
this branch, but users/distributors/OEMs can pick out the patches they
want with handy git tools. 

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                      
Authentication Developer, Samba Team 

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