[vlc-devel] RFC: Backporting the libsmb2 module to VLC 3.0

Thomas Guillem thomas at gllm.fr
Thu Oct 17 11:04:33 CEST 2019


The libsmb2 module was added in VLC 4.0 more than one years ago. This module is used for SMB v2 and v3 and aims to replace libdsm (when SMBv1 is gone for good). With VLC for iOS and Android teams, we decided to backport this module for these 2 specifics ports.

iOS and Android users are testing this lib since quite some times now. We had lot of issues with this lib or the module, but all has issues been fixed now.

So my question: should we backport this module to VLC 3.0 since it's used anyway by VLC3.0 ports ? Backporting it will really help me maintaining this module on those ports.

NB1: if accepted, the macOS port could also use this module. The macOS team should decide to enable it or not.

NB2: Enabling this module will break some SMBv1/SMBv2 configuration like the one I mention in https://mailman.videolan.org/pipermail/vlc-devel/2019-October/128636.html


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