[Pkg-samba-maint] Target for squeeze: samba 3.4 or 3.5?

Thierry Carrez thierry.carrez at ubuntu.com
Tue Mar 16 13:53:05 UTC 2010

Christian PERRIER wrote:
> Replying to myself and CC people who I see active in bug triaging in
> Launchpad (Chuck, Thierry...)...thus assuming they probably have an
> advice too.

Thanks !

> Steve mentioned me on IRC an intent to talk with Ubuntu server team (is
> there a mail address for this?). 

There is a ML (ubuntu-server at lists.ubuntu.com) but that reaches much
more than the core server team.

> However, from my understanding, Lucid
> is synced with testing *and* this is now done manually. So, the
> influence of an upload of 3.5.* in unstable should have less influence
> on Lucid release process, if I'm correct. I suppose that even now,
> updates are cherry-picked from testing (and I suppose that you guys
> want 3.4.7 in Lucid as 3.4.8 is planned for May 11th).

That's correct.

>> The risk we're taking by going for 3.5 is freezing with a quite early
>> minor release (say 3.5.0 or 3.5.1 or something) and then be stuck with
>> it while upstream consolides 3.5.

Yes, in my experience, early Samba releases can be quite buggy. 9.10
(Karmic) released with 3.4.0 and that triggered quite a few updates
before we could reach something relatively free of regressions (~
3.4.5). It's always a difficult balance to strike between stability and

Thierry Carrez
Ubuntu server team

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