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Andrew Tridgell: 10 years of Samba!

Jan 08, 2002, 15:05 (9 Talkback[s])
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"We're now heading towards Samba 3.0, and things are looking pretty good. The code has grown by about a factor of 100 since that first release in 1992, which in some ways is a pity as its now rather too large to read in one sitting, but it does have one or two features not present in the first version. Samba 3.0 will support Active Directory and has many structural improvements that give us a much firmer base for the next 10 years of Samba.

I think the future of Samba is looking pretty good. The project is a magnificent testament to what can be done by free software programmers working together and has provided an invaluable tool for an enormous number of networks worldwide.

Well, enough nostalgia. I'd just like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has contributed to Samba over the years. It's been a lot of fun."

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