A DRAFT statement on our build systems for Samba 4.0

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Thu May 17 14:42:50 MDT 2012

On Thu, May 17, 2012 at 10:44:02AM +1000, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> I wanted to start a discussion about how we position and use the two
> build systems, so that when we get to a Samba 4.0 release, our users are
> clear on what build system provides what features, and why they should
> use it.  
> I'm trying to make it clear in our user's minds that we have moved past
> having a 'file server' build and an 'AD build', and that for almost all
> users, the top level build is the one they want.
> I fully expect that some of you will not agree with this DRAFT statement
> in whole, but then your constructive feedback is important:  If we do
> not have a common position, or we have technical issues that conflict
> with this statement, then we need to sort that out.  I want us all to
> understand the issues and (if technical) fix them, or (if philosophical)
> see if we can come up with something that we all agree on, so that when
> users of Samba 4.0 ask, they get a consistent answer. 
> I would appreciate your thoughtful feedback and comments on this.

+1 on this - I think it's really well written and a very good summary
of where we are.



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