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WebApp: The Feedback plugin

September 19, 2012 by Ivo Timmermans   Comments (0)

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Since a few weeks, there is a plugin that adds a "Feedback?" button at the top of the WebApp user interface. This button helps us, Zarafa, to understand the needs of our users. In this blog post, we will show what happens when you click it.

About two months ago, we upgraded our installation of Jira to version 5.1. This release comes with the concept of "issue collectors". This is a piece of javascript that you can insert in e.g. a web page to allow users of this page to give feedback. Every... Read full post

WebApp: Widgets

September 12, 2012 by Ivo van Doorn   Comments (0)

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Although plugins allow you to integrate new functionality into the WebApp, showing the user some information in a simple UI component in the 'Zarafa' tab or sidebar on the right might be quite useful as well. Think for example about the "Today's Appointments", "Facebook" or "Clock" widgets. Even more advanced functionality is possible where the user can play a game ("Shell game" widget) or create a new mail or appointment ("Quick Mail" and "Quick Appointment" widgets). In this Blogpost, we will... Read full post

WebApp: Notifying the user

September 5, 2012 by Parag   Comments (0)

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WebApp offers various ways of notifying the user that something has happened. It uses this, for example, to tell that it's currently sending the e-mail. In this case, the message is designed to be as unobtrusive as possible, but by contrast, the notification that your browser is not supported is more prominently placed. These kinds of messages can all be presented to the user by the notification framework.
The framework consists of a notifier object and notifier plugins. The plugins are the... Read full post

It's a Giraffe!

August 30, 2012 by ClearCenter Devel Team   Comments (0)

When the development team at ClearCenter started work on ClearOS 6 almost 18 months ago, we knew the webmail solution (Horde) included in previous versions (and carried over from the days of ClarkConnect, circa 2003) was up in the air.
ClearOS version 6 was more than a major code re-factoring, replacing a web-based UI framework developed in-house which had evolved over years starting in early 2002 - well before frameworks like CodeIgniter, CakePHP and RoR even existed.
ClearOS 5 was... Read full post

WebApp: the Dropbox plug-in

August 30, 2012 by Ivo Timmermans   Comments (1)

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Consider the following: you're on your holiday location, on some sunny beach in a country where the beaches are usually sunny and very warm. You forgot to turn off your phone this day, and suddenly it beeps because it received a text message. It's your boss. He writes:

Please check your e-mail, it's important! -boss

Okay. You ignore it, turn off your phone and doze off again in the sun.

Then, later that day, sitting over dinner with the rest of your sunburnt travel... Read full post

Zarafa-Cluster-Backup 1.3.0

August 28, 2012 by Mike   Comments (0)

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Hello all,
this is just a short note on updated zarafa-cluster-backup. It has some new features and is from now on more "update-safe", which means the config-section has been split from the real script itself. should help you use install it faster and easier. You can use it with every new release, as it does not simply overwrite your configuration from now on.
From changelog:

* 1.3.0 - major changes, added public folder backup
  Added support for public folder... Read full post

Z-admin 1.2.1 released

August 27, 2012 by Robin   Comments (0)

Dear Zarafa users,
We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of Z-Admin 1.2.1 final. In this minor maintenance release we added ZCP 7.1.0 final and Z-Push 2.0. This includes the new Zarafa-search option and better Z-Push support. We also added the option to hide users from the address book. Next to that we were able to fix some bugs.
You can update your machine from the yaffas repos. On Debian based OSes you will need to do apt-get dist-upgrade to install ZCP 7.1.
This is the... Read full post

Meeting beetween Brian Joseph (Zarafa CEO) and Alliance Libre in Nantes (France) (article in french)

August 27, 2012 by Jean-Yves Boisiaud   Comments (0)


1er août 2012A Nantes, sur le plateau d'Alliance Libre (, Brian Joseph CEO et co-fondateur de Zarafa ( nous a présenté leur logiciel de travail collaboratif (groupware).En plus de Brian, étaient présents :- Stéphane Douet, chargé de projets de Siclic, menbre d'Alliance Libre, Marc Saboureau, dirigeant de Makina Corpus, vice-président du Conseil National du... Read full post

Zarafa Collaboration Platform 7.1.0 final release.

August 23, 2012 by Robin   Comments (0)

Dear Zarafa users,
We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of ZCP 7.1 final.
Zarafa has continued to work on the feature richness and total quality of its Zarafa Collaboration Platform (ZCP) for both users and administrators. ZCP 7.1 delivers enterprise features like new clustering capabilities which help to increase uptime and data availability. ZCP 7.1 marks a wave of product innovation over the last months including Z-Push 2.0 and WebApp 1.1. To serve our customers... Read full post

WebApp: Global information

August 22, 2012 by Ivo van Doorn   Comments (0)

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When working with plugins, there will be times where you will be needing some globally available information. Consider the case where your plugin depends on a specific ZCP version, or you are integrating a third-party service into the WebApp which requires a username (which might be configured to be the same as the ZCP username, for example when both Zarafa and the service use the same LDAP tree). In those cases, you will need to obtain this information from the WebApp core, which is... Read full post