lib_3p system

Kai Blin kai at
Fri Jul 18 00:33:21 MDT 2014

On 17/07/14 19:49, Jeremy Allison wrote:

> Just a point - I believe there are fewer
> 'regular users who are trying to build Samba' these days.
> Although it's more popular with Samba4 than it
> has been for years, due to the new AD feature.

I think there's a decent number, seeing how e.g. Fedora-derived distros 
don't build AD features at all. Sure, if I just need a file server, and 
I don't care about the latest, greatest SMB 3.x features, system 
packages work just fine.

> Mostly it's packagers and distros I think.
> This is merely anecdotal data, I don't have
> hard numbers - but I think self-building
> users are a smaller and smaller part of our
> customers these days.

Just keep in mind that you're mainly talking to file server users. :)


Kai Blin
Worldforge developer
Wine developer
Samba team member

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