[Samba] samba 3 EOL ?

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Thu Oct 10 15:17:27 MDT 2013

On Thu, 2013-10-10 at 17:00 +0200, Klaus Hartnegg wrote:
> Hi,
> The page
>    https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Samba_Release_Planning
> doesn't really tell the date until samba 3 will receive security 
> updates. It seems that it could end already in 9 months. I find it 
> unlikely that most users will have switched by that time. The 9 month 
> rule is fine for a switch from 3.x to 3.x+1, but the switch from 3 to 4 
> is special. Please consider a longer support.

The switch from 3 to 4 is not special.  That is why longer support won't
be required.  If you are not interested in the new AD features, then
Samba 4.0 is just the next generation of the same file server code that
you find in Samba 3.6.  Think of it like a 3.7 in that respect. 

Also, Samba 3.6 already has a very, very long support life, because
Samba 4.0 took quite some time to finally release. 

I hope this clarifies things,

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett
Authentication Developer, Samba Team           http://samba.org
Samba Developer, Catalyst IT                   http://catalyst.net.nz

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