[Samba] Planning the move to 4.12

Stefan G. Weichinger lists at xunil.at
Wed Aug 5 07:12:12 UTC 2020

Am 05.08.20 um 09:02 schrieb Rowland penny via samba:
> On 05/08/2020 07:38, Stefan G. Weichinger via samba wrote:
>> As some of you may know I run some AD-sites with Samba DCs and DMs.
>> Currently I use the "maintenance mode" release 4.11.11 (packages from
>> Louis ...) and things work fine.
>> My question:
>> Is it recommended to move on to 4.12.x and if yes, why and when?
> It all depends if you want to stick with a 'maintenance mode' release ;-)

Well, you know: stability is nice.

> Samba 4.13.0 should be released sometime in September, so, at that
> point, 4.12.0 will become the 'maintenance' release.

Ah, ok ...

>> We don't lack any features afaik, but I understand that someday 4.11.x
>> will not be maintained anymore.
> In approx 6 months when 4.14.0 is released.

Good to know.

>> And for sure I'd like to know if there are specific things to know or
>> steps to follow.
> There haven't been any major changes, so probably nothing different from
> what you have done previously. I would suggest you read the release
> notes here:
> https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Samba_4.12_Features_added/changed#Samba_4.12.0

Did already, should have mentioned that.

The section around GnuTLS sounds promising, is the performance benefit
noticeable for the user?

> There may be something relevant to your domain.
>> DCs first? DMs first?
> I personally would upgrade the DC's first.

Ok, thanks ... will discuss this with a customer admin ...

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