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Z-Push 2.0.4 final released (important)

October 11, 2012 by Sebastian   Comments (0)

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We have just released 2.0.4 final which contains an important fix related to meeting requests.
We recommend the immediate update, as all meeting requests accepted or edited with 2.0.3 result in a wrong organizer which has major impact on the calendar and future actions.
More information is available in the Zarafa Alerts section and the Zarafa Forums.
Z-Push 2.0.4 can be downloaded here.

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: 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

WebApp: Translations in plugins

August 15, 2012 by Ivo Timmermans   Comments (0)

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So you have created a fantastic plugin that a lot of people want to use. Now you get people contacting you to ask if your plugin is available in their native language. The Zarafa WebApp uses GNU gettext to translate the strings to different languages. In this blog post, we asume that you are familiar with gettext; for an introduction please see

In the WebApp, the most commonly used function for translations is the _... Read full post

WebApp: Twitter widget (twidget)

August 6, 2012 by Ivo Timmermans   Comments (2)

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The Twitter widget ("Twidget") is the integration of the Zarafa WebApp and the infamous Twitter service. With the twidget activated, any mention to a twitter account in your e-mail is detected, and the latest post of this twitter account are presented to you for direct usage and status. I always have it enabled, so I can use it when i get e-mails from new contacts; I can immediately see what kept them busy recently. This makes an initial contact much more interesting!

In this series, we have... Read full post

WebApp: zdeveloper plug-in

July 3, 2012 by Ivo Timmermans   Comments (0)

This is the first installment of a series of blog posts about WebApp plug-in development.
In this edition, we'll take a look at a fine little plug-in called 'zdeveloper'. This plug-in allows plug-in developers to visibly identify locations where the WebApp UI can be extended using so-called "insertion points."
Insertion points are hooks with unique identifiers for locations where UI components can be added within the general interface of the WebApp. For example, the Spreed plug-in... Read full post

Results of the 48 hour feature run @Summercamp 2012

June 27, 2012 by Remon van Gijn   Comments (0)

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As announced by Brian Joseph in his keynote speech, Zarafa has implemented several of the most promising ideas that were brought in by Summercamp visitors live onsite.

The following projects were picked up in this 48 hour feature run:


SugarCRM integration for WebApp: this has been picked up as a supported WebApp plug-in, and will be distributed via the community hub:... Read full post

Zarafa 7.0.8 at Fedora also available for ARM, PowerPC and zSeries

June 27, 2012 by Robert Scheck   Comments (1)

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I'm happy to announce that we are now building Zarafa 7.0.8 on all active secondary architectures of Fedora - aside of the regular primary ones - successfully, too:
ARM v5/v7 (both 32 bit)
ARM (Advanced RISC Machine) is a reduced instruction set computer (RISC) instruction set architecture (ISA) developed by ARM Holdings. Fedora is at the moment available for ARM v5 and v7 based devices (which are both 32 bit architecture), means e.g. Versatile Express (QEMU), Trimslice,... Read full post

Z-Push 2.0 RC released

June 12, 2012 by Sebastian   Comments (0)

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We have just released Z-Push 2.0 RC (build 1333).
This version fixes issues with Playbook's and Androids' (>=4.0.3) calendar. It also fixes the issue that a forwarded message has been truncated.The server-side search has been improved as well. The range and the folder in which the search was initiated are taken into account.Android 4 compatibility has been improved a lot with this release.Also a lot of other smaller fixes and improvements have been made.
A full list of fixes and the... Read full post

Changes in Z-Push's SVN

June 4, 2012 by Sebastian   Comments (0)

Hi all,
we have made some changes in the svn directory structure. The trunk moved into branches/z-push-1 and branches/z-push-2 into trunk/src. If you have a checkout of a trunk or z-push-2 branch you will have to switch your project into new location. Read here how to switch it.