Heimdal Patches (was: Re: [PATCH] Some coverity fixes)

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Tue May 12 22:59:46 MDT 2015

On Tue, 2015-05-12 at 11:56 +0200, Volker Lendecke wrote:
> On Tue, May 12, 2015 at 09:56:47AM +0100, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> > On Tue, 2015-05-12 at 08:35 +0200, Volker Lendecke wrote:
> > > On Mon, May 11, 2015 at 05:48:29PM +0200, Volker Lendecke wrote:
> > > > If I look at http://h5l.org, there has not been a release
> > > > for 3 years. I'm not sure about the process to get upstream
> > > > back into Samba.
> > > 
> > > I'm genuinely interested in the recommended process here:
> > > Where do we submit patches to upstream, and how do they
> > > trickle back into Samba?
> > 
> > Via updates of our lorikeet-heimdal tree, which is a rebased set of
> https://git.samba.org/?p=lorikeet-heimdal.git;a=summary was
> last updated 2012-10-26. Is that what we build upon?


We seem to be going around in circles here, and I'm not at all convinced
that anything I say would satisfy you.  You seem to be looking for an
argument, not a solution, and I'm really not interested in that, I have
better things to do with my time, like the actual work on the
lorikeet-heimdal merge.

If I said I have a github pull request with the major remaining patches,
you would say 'but it hasn't been merged in almost a week', if I showed
you the rebased lorikeet-heimdal or the import branches from the
previous update efforts (elsewhere on git.samba.org) you would say 'it
failed before, it is too large to review, it is hopeless', if you found
the work I'm doing this week, you would say 'you only work on this when

The blunt reality here is that we know from painful experience in Samba
that forks, even 'friendly' ones, are painful and very costly to
maintain.  Only one of us here is working to undo the damage, and I
would ask you to carefully consider what role you are playing here, and


Andrew Bartlett

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

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