[pkg-kolab] status of kolab in debian
math.parent at gmail.com
Thu Dec 10 20:48:08 UTC 2009
On Tue, Dec 8, 2009 at 1:10 PM, Gavin McCullagh <gavin.mccullagh at gcd.ie> wrote:
> Hi folks,
> if you don't mind, I have a couple of questions about the status of Kolab
> in Debian.
Welcome in the pkg-kolab mailing list! (a quiet one)
> We have a Mandrake CS3 install here running Kolab which is about to run out
> of support. While there have been some minor annoying issues with Kolab 1
> (32-bit quotas, one or two security mistakes), it has broadly been fairly
> stable and reliable so we're looking at moving on to a new server with
> Kolab 2 or at least (cyrus2.2 + openldap + postfix). I'll probably add a
> caldav implementation in by hand.
This is interresting. kolab doesn't support CalDAV but with kronolith,
it support ical (http://wiki.horde.org/KronolithICal). more
information about this should probably be asked on kolab-users or
kolab-devel (see kolab.org).
Why do you need CalDAV? If this is for PDA, there is a new ActiveSync
connector for Kolab which may interrest you.
Also not that Kolab 2 format is not based on CalDAV but on XML.
> Most of our servers are either Debian or Ubuntu so we'd rather go with one
> of those for the new server. We would definitely prefer to use
> distribution packages to a source compile which we have to monitor and
> apply security patches to (not to mention the 64-bit quota patch).
> It appears kolab has been in Debian since at most 2006 but the Kolab
> developers don't seem to suggest using it. Are many people using it in big
> environments? Is it stable? As this stuff is just in Universe on Ubuntu
> it seems that Debian might be the smarter choice for this. Would that be
The reference packaging method is OpenPKG, (see
The native Debian port aims to reach the same level of features. I
think we reached this for the server part. The ubuntu port has some
bugs (mostly in kolab-webadmin).
The web client is still a long way to reach OpenPKG version, but has
newer Horde versions. I hope this will be reached before the release
of Horde 4.
All info is here: http://wiki.kolab.org/index.php/Debian_-_natively.
I will deploy Kolab from Debian packages for 300+ mailboxes in first
> We have about 500 users (a broad mix of intensive and occasional users) and
> growing. The old server seems to deal with that reasonably well.
> Many thanks in advance,
> Gavin McCullagh
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