[Samba] If you wondered what happened to the 3.0.15 release....

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at samba.org
Fri May 27 16:06:53 GMT 2005

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Here is an update regarding our current plans for the
next 3.0 stable release.  We have a substantial amount
of changes coming into the 3.0 tree now.

* New Asynchronous version of winbindd
* New rpc server pipes
* Support for printer migration using MS tools
~ (printmig.exe) including reading/writing binary
~ registry files.
* new net subcommands
* More work on going regarding user/group management,
~ domains trusts, group mapping cleanup, etc...

The amount of changes going into the 3.0 tree have
inspired the next release version to be 3.0.20 (thus
skipping 3.0.15 - 3.0.19).  The rational is that managing
a new branch such as 3.2.x doesn't really buy us
anything but the overhead and headaches of managing
more branches.  Skipping a few patch numbers allows
us to indicate the amount of changes going on and
warn people about them.

For this reason it is vitally important to test pre-releases
and RC snapshots.  I plan on sending out a proposal to
samba-technical at samba.org for a 3.0.x release test team
later today (based on ideas from Jeremy).

I keep pushing off the 3.0.20pre1 release until a
few more things get finished.  I'd say next week but
I would be guessing.  Hopefully not much longer than
2 weeks.

If this goes well, we will most likely continue this
pattern as large changes arise.

cheers, jerry
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