[Samba] RE Samba (winbind) troubles

steve steve at steve-ss.com
Wed Jul 24 03:08:07 MDT 2013

On Wed, 2013-07-24 at 01:26 -0700, Paul D. DeRocco wrote:
> > From: steve
> > 
> > On Wed, 2013-07-24 at 09:09 +0200, L.P.H. van Belle wrote:
> > > 
> > > I do like samba, but wiki/howtos are lots to improve.
> > 
> > To be fair, it's not just Samba. It's most open source stuff. 
> > There are
> > too many hobbyists and armchair users. As joe public, what we 
> > should be
> > doing is not criticising the devs for their poor documentation. We
> > should be writing it ourselves at our own level. Let the devs enjoy
> > their C and let's thank them for the code. It's not down to them to
> > document it for end users. 
> It's a little hard to write documentation when all you've got is a million
> questions and no answers. The only people who actually have the answers are
> the developers.

That's not the case. They are too far removed from being an end user let
alone a beginner.

You're just about to solve an issue that you have raised in this thread.
As soon as you have it solved then document it in your own words: your
own notes in case you get the issue again. It's a small step from there
to tidy it up a bit and blog or wiki it. You have the opportunity of
using the non jargon, non technical language end users hate. Other end
users will hit the blog like it's going out of fashion. There's a demand
for this level of documentation.


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