> Anyway, my point is there are now substantial revenue streams dependent on Samba running on these devices. That means regardless of what the Samba development team decides, one of two things will happen: either Samba v4.0 runs on these devices or Samba will be be forked into v4 and v3 streams.
If Samba operates on these devices now, then it will continue to operate. Even the previous build system is being kept for now. However, when we are able to make a release with the new 'waf' build system, the job of fitting Samba into embedded devices will get much easier, due to internal shared libraries.
The AD support is surprisingly small, but there will also be the ability to not to install it