[Exherbo-dev] Samba has no maintainer on Exherbo any more

Wulf C. Krueger philantrop at exherbo.org
Sat Oct 19 12:15:07 UTC 2013

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After having worked with Samba for almost 20 years, I'm giving up now.

I have submitted patches upstream when Samba (and I :) ) was young,
I've proof-read books on Samba and NTLM but where they're going, I
can't follow them any more.

- - Samba 4.1.0 doesn't even build for me any more and I'm too
frustrated to figure it out.

- - In Samba 4.1.0, SWAT (the configuration web interface) seems to have
been removed. I might be missing something but if I'm not, that sucks.

- - Samba's "new" crappy build system WAF is just horrible and I simply
don't understand it. I asked for help (and it was offered) but nothing
was ever done.

- - New versions of Samba 4 try to build against already installed
versions in the live filesystem and I don't understand WAF enough to
fix that.

I've just removed myself from BUGS_TO. If you want it, take it but if
you do, do me a favour and do a better job than me and make sure
you're weird enough to understand (and ideally like) WAF.

- -- 
Best regards, Wulf
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