[Samba] Re: winbind - not ready for prime time?

Whit Blauvelt whit+samba at transpect.com
Sun Feb 17 23:22:42 GMT 2008


I think I can see the blind spot at play here: The signal genius of the core
members of the Samba project is in being able to take a poorly-documented,
haphazardly-designed interface - Microsoft's - and nonetheless make
something that works with it. Samba's developers, of all the open-source
project engineers, have that special sort of keen intuition which renders
poor documentation almost superfluous. Like most human beings, you can't see
why what's obvious enough for you shouldn't come as easily to other "normal"

Meanwhile the rest of the open source world, not being so perfectly
practiced at the arcane art of deciphering opaque APIs, more naturally
appreciates the importance of clear, complete documentation, and generally
gets on with producing it.


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