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Sander Striker: TNG Code Fork (from Samba)

Oct 14, 2000, 19:02 (14 Talkback[s])
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From: Sander Striker striker@dcerpc.org
Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2000 15:23:03 +0200

Hi all,

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 needs it.

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 for tng:

  • expanding the PDC functionality (we want (full) w2k support)
  • 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 simultaneously).

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 at coordinator@samba-tng.org. If you would like to volunteer and stay anonymous, you can, by sending an email to volunteers@samba-tng.org. I would already like to thank all who contacted us already and offered their help (which we ofcourse accepted). Thanks guys!