[Samba] SVN/CVS-like share for Samba users?

John H Terpstra jht at samba.org
Thu Dec 22 16:52:55 GMT 2005

On Thursday 22 December 2005 09:11, Tomasz Chmielewski wrote:
> Hmm? Have you actually read my original post?

No, I did not read it in detail - I scanned it. Sorry, I did miss the thrust 
of your question.

> There is no single occurance of (document) "versioning" nor "version
> control" in the whole Samba-3 by Example.

That is perfectly correct. There won't be either, unless someone contributes a 
chapter geared towards example deployment of neat ways of implementing very 
advanced capabilities.

> And "version controlling" is mentioned only briefly in the HOWTO where
> shadow_copy is described (with "do not use for version controlling" in
> bold).

Correct. If you want flexible and managable file versioning on a Samba share 
it will most likely be necessary to write a VFS module to do that.

> > When you send a novice to read the HOWTO, it's like telling them to
> > practice for running a marathon before they can walk. It's like telling
> > them to read a mechanic's guide before they know what is a car.
> Same happens when a "real proffessional" can't read more than half of
> the subject of one's post...

I believe you are being a little unkind here.

I admit that I overlooked the thrust of your request. For that I apologise.

What has been "unprofessional" about my request? Did you mean to insult me?

- John T.

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