[Release Planning 4.0] Samba 4.0.0rc4 scheduled for Tuesday, October 30

Michael Adam obnox at samba.org
Thu Oct 18 10:01:18 MDT 2012

On 2012-10-18 at 08:57 +0200, Karolin Seeger wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 11:24:15PM -0700, Matthieu Patou wrote:
> > Hello Karolin,
> > 
> > On 10/17/2012 12:31 AM, Karolin Seeger wrote:
> > >Hey folks,
> > >
> > >Samba 4.0.0rc3 has been released yesterday and I would like to schedule
> > >rc4 for Tuesday, October 30. Are there any objections?
> > I don't have any objections if rc4 is not the last one.
> It won't be the last one, I am afraid, but we do need to get into the
> right direction. I am trying to avoid people thinking of rc77.
> > >Many patches went into rc3. Let's see how things are with this release.
> > >I would really like to ship the final release after rc4, otherwise the
> > >term release candidate would get a bit implausible ;-).
> > Hey a normal release cycle on linux kernel is 7 or eight so we have room 
> > still.
> > Also according to https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=8622 there 
> > is still 27 blocking bugs
> That's indeed what makes me sleepless. Maybe we can go over the list of
> blockers and revalue them. We do really need to get out the final release.

I started looking at the list of blocker bugs.
Some of them might even be sufficient for 4.0.X (X>0),
especially those about replication.

> > and also we need the white paper.

I somehow missed the initial mentioning of a "white paper".
I guess this would be a document to describe what the supported
setups for samba 4.0 (as an AD-DC) are? I have started a wiki
page so that we can develop the paper there and later put it down
at some static place:


I didn't manage to put more than an introductory note yet,
but stuff should follow. Please chime in, Matthieue and others!

Cheers - Michael

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