Where is Samba heading these days?

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Tue Sep 3 22:55:13 CEST 2013

On Tue, 2013-09-03 at 12:11 +0200, Karolin Seeger wrote:
> Hi,
> On Tue, Sep 03, 2013 at 12:34:48AM +0200, Michael Adam wrote:
> > A lot of development and planning is going on around Samba,
> > but that may not be apparent to all of our community.
> > 
> > Therefore, I created a wiki page that is intended to collect
> > the bigger development goals we currently have in Samba.
> > On some of them someone is already working while others
> > are rather in the planning or design phase.
> > 
> > I did not call the wiki page roadmap because it lacks a timeline.
> > 
> > Here is the link:
> > 
> > https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Samba_Next_Goals
> > 
> > I hope other developers will start adding to the page,
> > and we will add more items and details and also give
> > indication which items are already being worked on.
> I like the idea of taking care of something like a roadmap.
> There are some related Wiki pages, like
> https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Samba/Status and
> https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/ActiveProjects.
> I would like to see these merged and the result linked to the main page.
> The most important fact is that it needs to be updated regularly.
> So I would like to propose that I will call for updates regularly, maybe
> once a month or something like that to keep the status up to date.
> Comments?

That seems very reasonable.  We need clear agreement and active
communication of where we are going, to give our users confidence in our

I'll see what I can do with regard to merging some of the wiki pages,
but the most important point is keeping it current.  


Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett
Authentication Developer, Samba Team           http://samba.org
Samba Developer, Catalyst IT                   http://catalyst.net.nz

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