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pam_mapi supports Zarafa 7.2

March 21, 2015 by Robert Scheck   Comments (0)

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I am happy to announce that my pam_mapi supports Zarafa 7.2 starting with version 0.2.1. At the same time I am very sorry that this update did not happen before the final release but Zarafa unfortunately broke their own rules for compliance for integrations (mentioned on their old website) by simply not publishing a release candidate (RC) of Zarafa 7.2 but directly the final after the second beta (and no, beta and release candidate are definately not the same).
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Zarafa Collaboration Platform vs. SSLv3/POODLE vulnerability

October 15, 2014 by Robert Scheck   Comments (0)

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The press already wrote about it: Bodo Möller, Thai Duong and Krzysztof Kotowicz from the Google Security Team discovered a design vulnerability in SSLv3 also known as "POODLE". I would like to try to answer some questions that popped up today regarding Zarafa and POODLE.
Important: Even the vulnerability seems to only affect HTTPS, it might (!) apply to other protocols/services as well (if an attacker has control over the packets that also contain secret data), thus Zarafa might be... Read full post

pam_mapi supports Zarafa's feature management

July 1, 2014 by Robert Scheck   Comments (0)

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About 2.5 years ago I presented the first public version of pam_mapi. If you don't know pam_mapi, please have a look to my project.
Today I am happy to announce pam_mapi 0.2.0 - which is supporting Zarafa's feature management. What does this mean? Since Zarafa 7.0.0 some features can be enabled and disabled on a per-user basis. If e.g. IMAP is disabled for a specific user any IMAP login will fail. More about this can be read in the Zarafa documentation, section "8.7. Zarafa Feature... Read full post

Z-Push 2.0.5 has been built at RPM Fusion

November 9, 2012 by Robert Scheck   Comments (0)

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Hello everybody,
Z-Push 2.0.5 has been built at RPM Fusion for Fedora Rawhide, 18, 17, 16 as well as for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 5 - and should be pushed to the testing updates repository within the next days at latest.
Important: This is a major update, where manual work is involved. This is necessary, because the Z-Push 1.5.x series will reach end-of-lifetime with the end of this year. Please read carefully how the paths changed and how to upgrade correctly!
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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

Introduction into Zarafa during Open Source Days, Denmark

March 4, 2012 by Robert Scheck   Comments (0)

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I am going to give an introduction talk about the Zarafa Collaboration Platform during the Open Source Days (OSD) in Copenhagen, Denmark. I will talk about its architecture and structure, its features, some future plans and how users and developers can contribute to it. Aside from that, I also would like to have a discussion about wanted or interesting features.

Location: Room "Carlsberg Group"
Venue: Copenhagen Business School (CBS), Denmark
Date/Time: 2012-03-11 02:00 pm

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Z-Push 1.5.6 has been built at RPM Fusion

December 12, 2011 by Robert Scheck   Comments (0)

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Hello everybody,
Z-Push 1.5.6 has been built at RPM Fusion for Fedora Rawhide, 16, 15 as well as for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 5 - and should be pushed to the testing updates repository within the next days at latest. Here is the full list of changes in Z-Push 1.5.6 [954]:
 
Changelog Z-Push 1.5.6 [954]
General:

Added: Configurable $timeout in HandlePing (Mantis #528)

Zarafa/ICS:

Fixed: A task created on a mobile doesn't appear in Outlook Today view, the due date must be... Read full post

Introduction into Zarafa during FUDCon Pune, India

November 3, 2011 by Robert Scheck   Comments (2)

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I am going to give an introduction talk about the Zarafa Collaboration Platform during the Fedora Users and Developers Conference (FUDCon) in Pune, India. I will talk about its architecture and structure, its features, some future plans and how users and developers can contribute to it. Aside from that, I also would like to have a discussion about wanted or interesting features.

Location: Room 10 (Electrical)
Venue: College of Engineering, Pune (COEP), India
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Support for PHP 5.3 in RHEL 5 via new php53-mapi RPM package

July 29, 2011 by Robert Scheck   Comments (0)

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Red Hat introduced with with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.6 a new PHP version for users, which whish to migrate to a more current PHP release. This new version was packaged as "php53" and replaces the regular "php" (PHP 5.1.x) if the user chooses to migrate.
Unfortunately, PHP 5.1 and PHP 5.3 are ABI incompatible, that means that PHP modules that were compiled for PHP 5.1 can not be run using PHP 5.3. Every PHP module that shall work with PHP 5.3 needs to be recompiled from source.
What does... Read full post