ZCP 7.2.3 final is available!

April 20, 2016 by Mike  

Released as planned in the beta-phase we are glad to announce the immediate availability of ZCP 7.2.3 Final.


What's new in this release?

With this release we've added some new features and bugfixes which allow better support and compatibility. This version of ZCP is the ideal foundation for use with our other upcoming releases, such as Zarafa WebApp, DeskApp and others. We therefore recommend the upgrade to 7.2.3 for the upcoming final releases, like WebApp 2.2 and DeskApp 1.0.


Software Collections and PHP

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) introduced the Software Collections (SCL's) - supported by Red Hat - allowing the availability of more recent versions of specific software components for existing enterprise releases without forcing usage of these packages (as they are not API/ABI safe with distribution included packages).

With Red Hat providing the rh-php56 software collection, we are able to build PHP-MAPI based on PHP 5.6 for RHEL 6 and RHEL 7, and provide these to our customers in a standardized way. You can easily identify the ZCP builds with the "-php-56" suffix in the end of the package name. With these packages, you will be able to install and run the next release of WebApp 2.2 on, for example, RHEL 6. RHEL 6 only ships 5.3 per default and would be unsupported by WebApp 2.2, since the minimum requirement for WebApp 2.2 is PHP 5.4.

For more information on Software Collections, feel free to check out the official page https://www.softwarecollections.org.

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11 natively provides PHP 5.3 packages from SLES 11 SP3 on - since WebApp 2.2 has the PHP 5.4 requirement as mentioned above, the new "sle11_php_55" packages provided by us grant the ability to continue using WebApp 2.2 on SLES 11 by adding the "server:php" repository for SLES 11, which can be found here.


This release in general

Next to the new repository addition builds, we've made some more changes available with this release:

  • zarafa-cachestat.py in zarafa-utils package allows the overview of currently used cache statistics
  • Re-enable non-SSL usage for zarafa-webaccess on RHEL and SLES platforms out-of-the-box
  • Multiple smaller fixes and enhancements, from better logging to better crash handling
  • Fixes for zarafa-admin in large LDAP environments (ldap page size)
  • Fixes for zarafa-search, regarding non-ascii characters and other smaller improvements
  • Added support for ACLs in python-zarafa
  • Many smaller optimizations


Where do I find it?

As usual, you can get your ZCP download via our Portal and for the community versions, please refer to our community download location.



Please note that with the next release some packages are not distributed anymore, since they have exceeded their support lifecycle period or have been superseded:

  • Zarafa Backup is being replaced by Zarafa Backup Plus
  • Zarafa WebAccess will not be shipped anymore, Zarafa WebAccess is fully replaced with Zarafa WebApp

This means this Zarafa Collaboration Platform 7.2.3 release will be the last version where these packages are still included.


Changelog 7.2.3

[ZCP-12958] provide zarafa-cachestat.py for cache status analytics
[ZCP-13263] Apply “static” and “const” modifiers whereever possible
[ZCP-13339] Improving segv handler, evaluating siginfo_t data
[ZCP-13390] No login with WebAccess accessing without SSL support enabled
[ZCP-13590] Add ACL support in python-zarafa
[ZCP-13611] removing redundant my_getopt code
[ZCP-13723] Newline character in zarafa-search useragent prevents proper parsing of zarafa-stats --session --dump
[ZCP-13771] zarafa-admin -l does not show all users after upgrade to 7.2 with specific LDAP versions
[ZCP-13810] ECLogger method which includes a backtrace in its output
[ZCP-13811] php-mapi updateFB() should write empty free/busy information if calendar is empty
[ZCP-13852] qa-test: zarafa-server crash with bind: "db: zarafa"
[ZCP-13858] backup-plus: do not break metadata backup if one acl/rule fails
[ZCP-13865] Implement additional attachment storage backend
[ZCP-13888] bash-completion references not existing package bash-completion on SLE11
[ZCP-13890] userscript failure during user creation
[ZCP-13891] python-mapi crash in IMAPIFolder.py MAPIFolder::testOpenProperty
[ZCP-13897] unable to install php-mapi on ubuntu 12.04
[ZCP-13900] Segfault starting zarafa-server 7.2.2 after search folder initialization with broken search folders
[ZCP-13903] Errors were encountered while processing: libfreebusy and libzarafasync when upgrading
[ZCP-13906] Build php-mapi for RHEL/CentOS SCL PHP packages
[ZCP-13905] add backup-plus manpage
[ZCP-13908] Improve logging on zarafa-search permission denied errors instead of creating python tracebacks
[ZCP-13909] unable to install zarafa-common on debian 6
[ZCP-13911] Attachment directory permissions too open per default on Debian with new install
[ZCP-13914] search queries broken with non-ascii characters
[ZCP-13915] recipient indexing breaks on missing properties