As some of you might already know, we have forked the SAMBA_TNG
branch to start a new project: Samba TNG.
After a long period of thinking and talking we finally decided
to go ahead with it. We can be found at http://www.samba-tng.org. This is
only an initial site, the full site is being worked on.
We also have a set of working mailinglists at http://lists.samba-tng.org.
tng-users resembles the function of samba-ntdom and tng-technical
the function of samba-technical. However, I want to point out that
the technical list is for technical discussions concerning
development; any user/config/problem questions should be directed
to tng-users. I would like to ask the public subscribed to these
samba lists, because they have an interest in samba development or
domain controller functionality, to also subscribe to our lists.
The Samba TNG project needs your feedback just as the Samba project
We are working on public cvs which will be announced on our
mailinglists as soon as it is available.
I've stated them before, but will do so again here: our goals
expanding the PDC functionality (we want (full) w2k
adding printing support
adding interopability features (like: an endpoint mapper)
rewriting portions of the rpc code to make use of our dce/rpc
library (which is another project we are doing
Subprojects (main goals for our dce/rpc toolkit):
writing an IDL compiler (makes life so much easier :-))
There are probably more, but we'll keep you updated on the lists
and the website.
Next, who is 'we' anyway? :-) We are: Luke Kenneth Casson
Leighton, Elrond and me.
David Allen Finch has joined months ago when we started to see
the need for a dce/rpc toolkit/library, which is where his
expertise lies. We are using tng to get this of the ground. Also
tng will benefit a lot from this.
Jonathan Graham has joined us as our project coordinator. He
will try and manage our deadlines, roadmaps and human resources in
the form of occasional volunteers and solid team members.
For anyone happy to volunteer, contact us on our tng-technical
mailinglist, or directly seek contact with our project coordinator
If you would like to volunteer and stay anonymous, you can, by
sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. I
would already like to thank all who contacted us already and
offered their help (which we ofcourse accepted). Thanks guys!
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