[PROPOSAL] Release ldb with Samba on the 6-montly release cycle

Alexander Bokovoy ab at samba.org
Fri May 3 07:31:56 UTC 2019

On pe, 03 touko 2019, Andrew Bartlett via samba-technical wrote:
> On Fri, 2019-05-03 at 09:55 +0300, Alexander Bokovoy wrote:
>> > Basically, my personal opinion is that this situation is pushing more
> > unjustified work into hands of our downstream consumers (vendors).
> > I'm
> > not talking about it on behalf of my employer, it is purely my own
> > opinion, but I can see this an additional overhead for some.
> So, perhaps this is a useful approach.  
> First, stop tagging ldb versions in master. 
> Second, merge MR 374 (which leaves the ability to produce tarballs, and
> tests this in autobuild, but aligns the version numbers)
> https://gitlab.com/samba-team/samba/merge_requests/374
> Third, stop producing ldb tarballs in the release process.
> I'm not convinced such downstream consumers that have the needs you
> indicate above exist, but you suggest they do and I'm not sure we have
> a good way to tell.   So perhaps they do and are forced into such
> burdens, then I'm sure they will ask and we will know for sure. 
> In that case either they can either run 'make dist' themselves or we
> can, knowing they really exist.
> How does that sound?
I have hard time understanding how all these proposals from you differ.

They all seems to hang around the willingness to not produce a proper libldb
tarball at all. I think this is where we disagree. A version is a minor
think in this context, at least to me.

/ Alexander Bokovoy

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