[Samba] Plans to migrate to python3

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Sun Mar 26 23:26:35 UTC 2017

On Fri, 2017-03-24 at 08:04 -0700, John Hixson via samba wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 12:47:51PM +1300, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> > On Thu, 2017-03-23 at 16:23 -0700, John Hixson via samba wrote:
> > > Are there plans to migrate the samba python code to python3? If
> > > so,
> > > is
> > > there a roadmap? If not, why not? 
> > 
> > There is work ongoing for this, thanks to a number of patient and
> > persistent engineers at Red Hat. 
> > 
> > It isn't likely to be finished for a while, but progress is being
> > made.
> > 
> > Assistance in the process would be most welcome.
> I would be glad to help with this effort ;-)

Thanks.  How would you like to assist?  

We essentially need more parts of Samba migrated to python3 compatible
code, both in the C bindings (most of the work is in this area) and the
python code.  All changes need tests, including where the existing code
is not tested (which can make this quite a bit of work). 

Have a look over the latest set of changes to get an idea what kind of
work is required.


Andrew Bartlett

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