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Google Summer of Code 2012


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Samba is an Open Source/Free Software suite that has, since 1992, provided file and print services to all manner of SMB/CIFS clients, including numerous Microsoft Windows operating systems. Samba is freely available under the GNU General Public License (v3).


  • A Flexible Registry Editor for Samba A console-based registry editor modeled after Windows' regedit for viewing and editing local and remote registries.
  • Improve SMB2 protocol support for CIFS Linux kernel module The project includes improving SMB2 protocol support for CIFS Linux module as well as SMB2.1 multi-credit requests implementation.
  • Samba Control Center - New Domain Management Utility and Gtk3 Compatibility Upgrade for Samba-Gtk The Basic Project Road-map consists of 2 Phases : (( 1 )) Given the switch to Gnome-3 based environments based on Gobject of late (this trend is expected to accelerate as adoption grows) and the fact that Samba 4 nears completion it is likely Samba-Gtk will definitely see a sudden surge in adoption among new users.Given the above circumstance it will be prudent to port this application to Gtk-3 and move away from pygtk2 that will eventually be deprecated as its gradually phased out. (( 2 )) The second phase consists of building a tool tool for for managing the participation of the machine in a domain. This could prove to be an extremely useful utility to a large number of users to deal with domain joins and merges . These two Implementations will ensure a complete , modern and stable suite for average users to easily manage and configure Samba and other compatible SMB2 clients.