Python 3.6 (only) for 4.10? (was: Re: Samba 4.9rc1 and blocker bugs)

Rowland Penny rpenny at
Tue Jul 3 20:50:43 UTC 2018

On Wed, 04 Jul 2018 08:34:38 +1200
Andrew Bartlett <abartlet at> wrote:

> On Tue, 2018-07-03 at 21:30 +0100, Rowland Penny wrote:
> > 
> > And you think using an old version of waf isn't a regression ?
> > The waf version used by Samba is that old,it has whiskers ;-)
> > 
> Correct Rowland,
> A regression in Samba means a behaviour (that is a bug) which is worse
> in the new release compared with the old one.  
> While undesirable, maintaining our old version of waf into a new
> version is not a regression.  
> The inverse is the case, a new version of waf is considered a feature,
> and may address existing bugs that we have lived with for some time.
> Andrew Bartlett

No, that's your version, my version is it is something that holds you
back and stops optimal performance and can be fixed. Samba at the
moment is a bit like a Rolls-Royce fitted with a Ford pop engine, it
works, but it would work a lot better with the right engine.


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