Release Notes Samba 4.2.0

David Disseldorp ddiss at
Sun Aug 3 16:37:11 MDT 2014

Hi Karolin,

On Sun, 3 Aug 2014 20:51:04 +0200
Karolin Seeger <kseeger at> wrote:

> please provide input for the 4.2.0 release notes as soon as possible.

I'd like to add the following:

Transparent File Compression

Samba 4.2.0 adds support for the manipulation of file and folder
compression flags on the Btrfs filesystem.
With the Btrfs Samba VFS module enabled, SMB2+ compression flags can
be set remotely from the Windows Explorer File->Properties->Advanced
dialog. Files flagged for compression are transparently compressed
and uncompressed when accessed or modified.

Previous File Versions with Snapper

The newly added Snapper VFS module exposes snapshots managed by
Snapper for use by Samba. This provides the ability for remote
clients to access shadow-copies via Windows Explorer using the
"previous versions" dialog.

Cheers, David

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