patch contributors and the samba-cvs list

Andrew Tridgell tridge at
Tue Nov 4 01:00:48 GMT 1997

We still have quite a few patches pending in samba-bugs. 

If you have sent a patch to samba-bugs and are waiting for it to be
integrated then you might like to know about two things that make life
easier for you and for us.

The first is the samba-cvs list. This is a standard listproc list
(just like this one) that automatically receives all the cvs commit
messages. Be warned that this list is quite busy (96 messages in the
last 5 days). You can also see an archive of it at 

The second is the anonymous cvs service I mentioned last week. If you
have made your own local changes to Samba then using anon cvs has many

1) you don't need to go through the rigmarole of downloading new
.tar.gz files via ftp after each release. Just use "cvs update".

2) "cvs update" will automatically merge in new code without removing
your local changes. This can save you a lot of time. 

3) You can easily generate new diff files againt the latest release by
running "cvs diff -u". This will help us to integrate your changes.

See for details.

Cheers, Andrew

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