The Samba-Bugzilla – Bug 6541
Last modified: 2015-02-26 17:48:13 UTC
I list some points of the SAMBA webpage which contain errorneous or incomplete informations, broken links or other issues:
* On the contacts page (http://us1.samba.org/samba/contacts.html) there is written "If you really need to talk to a team member instantly, then you can look at Andrew Tridgell's home page for a contact phone number. DO NOT ABUSE THIS.". I can't find Tridge's phone number anymore on his page. So I would prefer to remove this.
* The page "projects.samba.org" as general seems to be a bit out of date. I think some tasks have been completed in the meantime. Or the item "Summer of code 2006": it could be deleted.
* The page "people.samba.org" contains links to various blogs. But most references are simply broken ("Andrew Bartlett", "Alexander Bokovoy", "Gerald Carter", "Tim Potter"). Love Hörnquist Astrand's HEIMDAL blog has a new location: http://www.h5l.org/blog/
* "http://people.samba.org/people/index.rss" referenced as "RSS" on various places doesn't work anymore.
* Item "GUI's" on the homepage (http://...samba.org/samba/GUI): There exist some dead projects and links: "SMBNetFS", "Samba Console", "SMB Web Client", "B+B Samba Admin Tool", "xSMBrowser", "smbconftool"
* Item "List Archives" (http://us1.samba.org/samba/archives.html): Not all important archives are listed under "Archives" (e.g. "cifs-protocol" is missing)
* Under "Development" the chapter about the "Microsoft CIFS Royalty Free Agreement" should be updated. I think this agreement doesn't exist anymore under this shape.
* Some lists under "lists.samba.org" suffer from spam: Locks or moderations for/on those lists should be considered: "anuchess", "ccache", "jcifs", "ldb", "linux-nisplus", "samba-vms", "smb-clients" and "wireless"
* "samba-cvs" list mailman information: "This list broadcasts automatic messages of CVS and subversion commits" -> Should also include a reference to GIT.
* "samba-technical" list mailmain information: "Subscriptions to this list from free webmail services such as Hotmail are not accepted, because the high level of traffic causes small mailboxes to overflow. You will be better off reading the newsgroup or web archive instead." -> Now, since the free webmail services provide much space, this isn't an argument anymore - so please remove the chapter.
Please try to correct them!
Most of these issues have been fixed in the meantime.