GSoC 2020 Samba Experience

Rowland penny rpenny at
Wed Sep 9 12:11:07 UTC 2020

On 09/09/2020 12:37, Aurélien Aptel via samba-technical wrote:
> Hi Hezekiah,
> Congrats on the completion of your GSoC!
Yes, very good job :-)
> I agree with your comments about the doc not being straightforward for
> new users and assuming knowledge of AD and Samba code base being very
> large with no overview of what is doing what.
Problem is, the docs are written by people who know what they are doing, 
so it is hard to write it in a easily understandable way for beginners 
and when someone says something about this on the samba mailing list, 
they are very loathe to reply to 'what didn't you understand ?'
> I don't know if you were aware of it but Ralph made a talk this year
> trying to explain the codebase a bit. Given the time limit of the talk
> and the size of the code he had to pick an area to dig into which might
> not be what you were interested in but I think it's a step in the right
> direction.
> I also agree with the state of packaging in Linux, too many differents
> spec file conventions or competiting systems (rpm, deb, pkgbuild...) but
> as you said it's not a problem with Samba.
That has been a problem since Linux began, how about if red-hat started 
using Apt ? I didn't think that was an option :-D
> Good luck with your future endeavors :)
> Cheers,

If you put the same effort in your ongoing work placements, you will go 
far :-)


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