[PATCHES] GPO support for the AD DC (vers 5)

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Tue Nov 21 21:52:26 UTC 2017

On Wed, 2017-11-22 at 10:07 +1300, Garming Sam wrote:
> Patches are finally upstream!
> It's all a bit messier than desirable so that we could preserve some of
> the history of the patches, but it's now finally in there after four years.

I second that.  It is really good to get this in, and I'm really sorry
for the long process this has taken since Luke did his Google Summer of
Code project with us back in 2013!  

Even since David's first patches earlier this year, this is a much
longer process than it should have been, and we need to do better in
the future.  

We owe our external contributors a smoother process than this. 

With that said, I want to say a really big thanks to Garming, David and
Luke for their patience and work on this.  We are regularly getting
requests for this feature (where security settings configured in group
policy actually apply to Samba itself).  

In an perhaps not coincidental bit of timing, this will combine really
well with the DFS-R sysvol replication work that Samuel is doing!


As you raised in the other thread, I agree this is certainly not either
the nicest history and neither is it the prettiest.  Garming will have
some further clean-up regarding the README.Coding standards soon.


Andrew Bartlett
Andrew Bartlett
Authentication Developer, Samba Team         https://samba.org
Samba Development and Support, Catalyst IT   

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