Kolab Now MX Migration Sorted

When I switched over mail infrastructure earlier this week, I might have been under a few mistaken impressions — in hindsight, one might qualify at least some of them as embarrassing. Firstly, MX records never work the way you suspect — in part because you expect them to work as specified. Forget that. In a… Continue reading Kolab Now MX Migration Sorted

Purposefully Not the Center of Attention

While it’s been argued before, over and over again, that the concepts behind a crypto-currency like BitCoin or Ethereum or Ripple or LiteCoin might mean the upheaval of the traditional economy, it’s also been argued that it is actually the underlying blockchain technology that implies the change of pace. I disagree. One can arguably not… Continue reading Purposefully Not the Center of Attention

Dear Lazyweb: No video for VLC on Fedora 26?

Dear Lazyweb, even though Fedora 26 is not yet released, I’ve upgraded — now, VideoLAN isn’t displaying video any longer. If I start it with —no–embedded–video I do get video, but it doesn’t seem to be able to run or switch to/from fullscreen. Resetting my preferences has not helped so far. I would appreciate to… Continue reading Dear Lazyweb: No video for VLC on Fedora 26?

Kolab 16 Available for Ubuntu Xenial: Testing

I wrote before about a lack of support for PHP 7 in an essential utility used to generate language-specific bindings to our libraries, called SWIG. Well, on December 29th 2016, SWIG released a version that does support PHP 7. In the past few days, I’ve spent some time in patching both libkolabxml and libkolab packages… Continue reading Kolab 16 Available for Ubuntu Xenial: Testing

Phabricator Packages for EPEL, Fedora

Using Pagure and COPR, Tim Flink and I have settled on using common infrastructure to further the inclusion of Phabricator in to the Fedora repositories (and EPEL). I’m hoping this will bear fruit and get more people on board. Our Pagure repository is at Phab Phour Phedora — a mix of Fabuluous Four, Phabricator for… Continue reading Phabricator Packages for EPEL, Fedora

Kolab 16.1 for Jessie: Way Ahead of Schedule

I reported before that I was a little ahead of schedule in making Kolab 16.1 available for Debian Jessie, and as it turns out I was wrong — I’m way ahead. In fact, installing and configuring Kolab 16.1 on Jessie passes without any major head-aches. I think the one little tidbit I have left relates… Continue reading Kolab 16.1 for Jessie: Way Ahead of Schedule

Kolab 16.1 for Jessie: Ahead of Schedule

I told you earlier this week I would be working on providing Debian packages for Kolab 16 next week, but an appointment I had this week was cancelled, and I get to get started just ever so slightly earlier than expected. This lengthens the window of time I have to deal with all the necessities,… Continue reading Kolab 16.1 for Jessie: Ahead of Schedule