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Open-Xchange (SME7): progress, requests, testing

DarkMirage

Open-Xchange (SME7): progress, requests, testing
« Reply #105 on: July 02, 2005, 12:04:21 AM »
arnocazin, it really depends on what you're using. From what I've know, the current package doesn't even work on the latest alpha, which doesn't come as a surprise, looking at the differences since the (my) latest ox release.

If you're simply installing ox as described in the various howto's on open-xchange.org, it depends on the changes. If any files requiring compilation (for example .java) have been changed, you need to recompile those. You may offcourse replace any files which need to be updated instead of removing and replacing all.

A bigger problem is when they've updated the ldap schema, since all ldap entries need to be updated, for which I'm not sure how to explain an easy way. It really gets specific there (meaning I would need to know what changed to help you out).
The same sort of goes for postgresql.

All in all, best you look up the changes (as in file-based, not as in change-log) and go from there, either asking help here or using a method above.

Keep in mind that any alpha's and ox packages released up to now have been and still are for testing purposes only.

I can't tell you if something will break after updating, and you shouldn't be using a setup on which that matters.

Open-Xchange (SME7): progress, requests, testing
« Reply #106 on: August 22, 2005, 12:53:21 PM »
The script from DarkMirage is also not working on SME 7 beta1.

I get some dependency errors, which prevent the installation:

package perl-XML-NamespaceSupport-1.08-6 (which is newer than perl-XML-NamespaceSupport-1.08-1.dag.rhel3) is already installed

After installing several RPMs from the packages manually, there is a Open-Xchange panel, but it seems to be stuck at "Status    Initialising...".

guest22

Open-Xchange (SME7): progress, requests, testing
« Reply #107 on: August 22, 2005, 01:02:19 PM »
Quote from: "stefan24"
The script from DarkMirage is also not working on SME 7 beta1.


Thanks for the info. I actually do not know if DarkMirage is still working on this. I lost track of the status during the thoughts of the Sun licenses regarding Java related stuff.

guest

Open-Xchange (SME7): progress, requests, testing
« Reply #108 on: August 22, 2005, 01:12:21 PM »
Quote from: "guest22"
I lost track of the status during the thoughts of the Sun licenses regarding Java related stuff.


Personally I do not mind downloading several packages manually, before starting a script, which does the rest automatically.

Open-Xchange (SME7): progress, requests, testing
« Reply #109 on: August 23, 2005, 01:19:25 AM »
The rpms needed have changed for Centos 4.1.  I haven't seen a howto for RHEL4, but there are howto's for OX on Fedora Core 3 (and jpackage.org has the RHEL4 rpms) which should be enough info to get you up and running if you want to work at it.  All the howtos I've seen use Sun Java.

DarkMirage

Open-Xchange (SME7): progress, requests, testing
« Reply #110 on: August 25, 2005, 11:33:01 PM »
I haven't looked at OX for some time, as sme7 development was going too fast for me.

I'll see about updating the script/packages/rpms where necessary when I find some time (which shouldn't be all that long from now).

guest22

Open-Xchange (SME7): progress, requests, testing
« Reply #111 on: August 28, 2005, 08:19:49 AM »
@DarkMirgae, YFYI the Open Source Jive Messenger uses the SUN java packages and are bundled with their Jive downloads. Maybe they have found a way to distribute Java legally??? ( http://www.jivesoftware.org/messenger/ )

Open-Xchange (SME7): progress, requests, testing
« Reply #112 on: September 06, 2005, 09:15:25 PM »
Hi DarkMIrage,

I just wanted to thank you, and everyone participating, for all your efforts towards OX and SME 7 integration.  Thank you.

I know how momentum plays a large part in everything we do...and I know we are all busy people trying to earn a living.  But I just want to say that I, for one, am extremely interested in this project, and the SME 7 project as a whole.

I believe that virtually everybody, and I do mean everybody, is looking forward to an updated SME Server with a great groupware package.  Not to belittle any previous and well appreciated contributions to the SME project, but I personally think this groupware contrib is second in importance only to the main SME Server itself.

Thanks again,

G

Open-Xchange (SME7): progress, requests, testing
« Reply #113 on: September 06, 2005, 11:09:09 PM »
There are some groupware addons for Horde webmail though that I'm hoping to have included maybe in 7.1 (or as addons).  Check out www.horde.org.  Kronolith is a calendar app, Mnemo is for notes and memos, Gollem is a web-based file manager, and Nag is a task list app.   There are others as well.  

The rpms I made are not quite done yet, but there are some fairly simple instructions for getting Kronolith working here:
http://forums.contribs.org/index.php?topic=28690.msg119387#msg119387

I have rpms to install the files for Mnemo, nag and gollem, but not the configuration yet - If you have used horde 3 via John Bennett's howto for SME6, and know how to set up administration for Horde 3 have a go, otherwise wait for finished rpms:
http://mirror.contribs.org/smeserver/contribs/gswallow/wip/

Open-Xchange (SME7): progress, requests, testing
« Reply #114 on: September 08, 2005, 06:49:21 PM »
Hi Greg,

Thanks for your response. I appreciate it.

Kronolith looks pretty interesting...don't know about the other pieces.

Since I primarily support small businesses for a living, and since M$ has about a 95% market share in the Office Suite category, any groupware solution I recommend/support MUST be tightly integrated with MS Outlook.  I stress MUST, or it will not be accepted.

No matter how good/solid the groupware solution, solid, reliable Outlook integration is perhaps the toughest part.  Over the last two years we've implemented a couple of different commercial groupware solutions other than MS Exchange (which is good, but complicated and expensive).  Upgrading SME to Cyrus IMAP was the best so far, but I really fear the next SME upgrade.  Learning Cyrus is like learning Sendmail used to be...

We used the Bynari Outlook Connector because it seemed the best one we could find.  I think Bynari is _about_to_ finally ship a version that's got most bugs fixed (3.06).  Building an Outlook connector must be tough.  I'm still open to a new connector, if anyone knows a good one.

These are a couple of the reasons I'm really looking forward to this project...

Thanks again,

G

Open-Xchange (SME7): progress, requests, testing
« Reply #115 on: September 08, 2005, 08:23:22 PM »
Quote from: "sonoracomm"

Since I primarily support small businesses for a living, and since M$ has about a 95% market share in the Office Suite category, any groupware solution I recommend/support MUST be tightly integrated with MS Outlook.  I stress MUST, or it will not be accepted.


Horde is working towards that - It is definitly in the development stage, but some things are possible now:
http://janschneider.de/cweb/home/index,channel,25,story,226.html
http://sync4j.org/

Open-Xchange (SME7): progress, requests, testing
« Reply #116 on: September 09, 2005, 10:25:14 PM »
This is brand new.  You guys will like this...take a look at the hosted demo:
http://www.zimbra.com/

Some info on installing on Redhat:
http://www.zimbra.com/blog/archives/2005/08/developing_with.html

Looks pretty good to me.

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« Reply #117 on: September 12, 2005, 04:49:17 PM »
Just for the record... you've probably allready seen this,but hey:

http://www.openconnector.org/

Regards,
   jester.

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« Reply #118 on: October 05, 2005, 02:23:42 PM »
Having a lot of trouble with ox with failed dependencies coming up with some of the rpms "jaxp_parser_impl" what file is this associated with. I am using sme 7b4

error: Failed dependencies:
        jaxp_parser_impl is needed by xml-commons-resolver-1.1-3jpp.noarch

Thanks, Russell
.........

DarkMirage

Open-Xchange (SME7): progress, requests, testing
« Reply #119 on: October 05, 2005, 02:50:46 PM »
jaxp_parser_impl is provided by xerces-j2, which can be found at jpackage.org, which may be downloaded here.

IMHO, rpm.pbone.net, although slow at times, is always a good place to figure out "provides".

You probably already know this, but the current ox release isn't ready for any beta's.

Hth