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

Matthieu Patou mat at samba.org
Thu Oct 18 11:49:47 MDT 2012

Hi Michael
>>>> 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.
> Indeed.
> 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.
For sure, although I think that it's too bad to loose track of them so 
if we decide that they can't/shouldn't be fixed for 4.0 and postponed to 
4.1 (or 4.0.X depending on big they require changes) that's why I 
created this new bug to track them and all of those that we think are 
worth to be fixed for the next release of Samba:

>>> 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 do approved this idea and due to the limitation that we will have on 
AD DC I think it's worth to have them made clear and also provide 
information about existing 3.x users.
>   I have started a wiki
> page so that we can develop the paper there and later put it down
> at some static place:
> https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Samba_4.0_Whitepaper
> I didn't manage to put more than an introductory note yet,
> but stuff should follow. Please chime in, Matthieue and others!
Sure will do.

Matthieu Patou
Samba Team

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