After a long time, with lots of not visible activity Kolab, the groupware server build with many known open source components, is slowly getting back into openSUSE. For a year or so it was not possible to use Kolab on openSUSE versions newer than 10.3. That was due to the move from openldap 2.3 to 2.4. The latter does no longer support slurpd as replication mechanism, but uses syncrepl instead. Hence, kolab had to be extended to be able to work with new replication protocol. After that the way the webclient horde was packaged, changed from (to make a long story short) 1 big package, to many small packages. This in preparation for horde4. Today, the following message was posted to the kolab-user e-maillist:
after a lot of tests on a virtual system I finally upgraded my
productive Kolab server to 2.2.1 with the Suse packages.
Now you should now, that kolab-2.2.1 was released about month in April 2009. Although we (Marcus Huewe, Alar Sing, and the author of this article) are not there yet, seeing this message means a lot to us. We’re making good process!