[Release Planning 4.1] Freezing v4-1-test on Thursday, July 4

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Thu Jun 27 11:19:27 MDT 2013

On Thu, 2013-06-27 at 10:38 +0200, Karolin Seeger wrote:
> Hi list,
> this is a reminder that Samba 4.1.0rc1 is scheduled for Thursday, July 11
> 2013. That means, the v4-1-test branch will be synced with the master
> branch on Thursday, July 4 and closed after that. Only bug fixes with
> corresponding bug reports will be picked for the release branches after
> this date.
> There is a meta bug report containing all blocker bugs for 4.1.0:
>   https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=9306
> Please have a look at this list and add/remove bugs if it makes sense.
> It will certainly be a lot of hard work to get all of these fixed until
> the final release.

Actually there are 2 features I'm working on I'd love to get
into the 4.1.0 release. The high priority one is:

1). smbclient supporting SMB2 natively.

I don't have a bug report for it (yet, I'll add one today)
but I have a lot of code making it work :-). It's not invasive
in the existing smbclient code (i.e. if you don't add the
line -mSMB2 to the smbclient command line it makes no change).

2). Change the VFS to add EA options on symlinks (llistea
etc. calls). These used to be there but were not used - the
SMB1 POSIX extensions would like to use them (Steve has
client code he wants to test).

The VFS changes themselves are easy (as the new calls
aren't yet called :-) and I already have code for them.
The thing that's taking the time is adding the test
code to allow native UNIX EA's to work inside the

Just wanted to give an update, I'll add bugs for
these but only #1 is the one I'd really like to
get fixed for 4.1.0 release, the other can wait
(maybe merge the VFS changes only ?).


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