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Date: Fri, 16 Apr 93 12:52:26 +0200
From: dsnmkey@guinness.ericsson.se (Martin Kelly)
To: krb5-bugs@Athena.MIT.EDU


Hello,

I am interested in the current Schedule/Dates for MIT's Kerberos V
Production-Quality release. As far as I have seen, there only seems
to be a Beta release available. Can you let me know what the
schedule is for future releases - rough dates, even Quarters are
acceptable.

Thanks in advance,

Martin.

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Martin Kelly                    E-Mail: dsnmkey@guinness.ericsson.se 
Senior Technical Specialist
Ericsson Data Services BV.      Tel: +31 1612 29358
Rijen, Netherlands.             Fax: +31 1612 29071
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Date: Fri, 16 Apr 93 12:19:03 -0400
From: Theodore Ts'o <tytso@Athena.MIT.EDU>
To: dsnmkey@guinness.ericsson.se
Cc: krb5-bugs@Athena.MIT.EDU
In-Reply-To: Martin Kelly's message of Fri, 16 Apr 93 12:52:26 +0200,

   Date: Fri, 16 Apr 93 12:52:26 +0200
   From: dsnmkey@guinness.ericsson.se (Martin Kelly)

   I am interested in the current Schedule/Dates for MIT's Kerberos V
   Production-Quality release. As far as I have seen, there only seems
   to be a Beta release available. Can you let me know what the
   schedule is for future releases - rough dates, even Quarters are
   acceptable.

Currently, the only firm date that we have is that we plan to ship
the Kerberos V Beta 3 release at the end of April.  MIT remains
committed to releasing a production qualitiy release as soon as
possible.  Unfortunately, Kerberos 5 develop work is currently being
done as unfunded research, which has meant that our work has been
proceeding more slowly than we would have liked.  However, we are
making progress, albeit slowly.

My current estimates are that we have roughly 6 man-months of work ahead
of us before we get everything done that I'd like before declaring
Kerberos v5 to be a "production-quality" release.  However, there are
sites which are using Kerberos V5 in production already --- we do not
discourage this, although we wouldn't urge sites to do this yet
ourselves.  We do trust the KDC enough so that we are running a V5 KDC
using production data.  

We are currently looking into ways to get some additional resources
working on Kerberos V5, so that we can hopefully get a first production
release out as soon as possible.  If we are lucky, and we do get
additional resources working on Kerberos V5, we might be able to get a
production-ready release out as early as this Fall.

							- Ted

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