Some Remainder of Courgette

Take that last half of a courgette you have in the fridge and cut out a ~30 degrees or so V shape to its core across the length of it. Then, take a string of thyme or two and put it across the length of the cut. Really stuff it in there, with force if… Continue reading Some Remainder of Courgette

The Kolab Weekly

Welcome back to the Kolab weekly. In these weeklies, I summarize what’s been happening in the Kolab universe 😉 Product Ownership I’m pleased to announce we have an official product owner: me. More on this later, but … This means that I’m in charge of understanding what the needs are for feature requests that come… Continue reading The Kolab Weekly

Winterfell is Having Dinner

Kolab Winterfell has ended up in a state that is dysfunctional — I warned you it would, and now it has. I love being right. (… silence for applause …) It is the Guam packages that has received a fix for T1028: It did not parse all LIST, XLIST and LSUB commands correctly. As a… Continue reading Winterfell is Having Dinner

The Kolab Weekly

This week in the Kolab universe … euh, I don’t know precisely. I was not in the office for most of the week, consulting a customer on-site, so I can only mention some things and might end up glancing over others; Unified, Shorter Sprints Our sprints are now unified, meaning that the desktop client, server… Continue reading The Kolab Weekly

Run Kube in Just 65 Fewer Easy Steps

In a previous blog post, I listed 69 steps necessary to get Kube running. You didn’t really think I was going to leave it at that though, right? So, here’s 65 fewer steps: Add the repository configuration: $ sudo wget -O/etc/yum.repos.d/Kube:Winterfell.repo \ Import the GPG public key used to sign the packages: $ rpm… Continue reading Run Kube in Just 65 Fewer Easy Steps

Gun Control

I’m a full-blood European, born and raised. I pride myself in being more Dutch than most Dutch. Currently, as in all of my past, residing in Europe. As such I have been a subject to a long-standing, well-established culture, tradition, heritage and a large variety of social conventions and rules. I’d like to think I… Continue reading Gun Control

Run Kube in Just 69 Easy Steps

Step 1: First, get yourself a Fedora 23 installation — the workstation edition with a GNOME desktop is recommended, so you don’t run in to conflicts when we start building and installing parts of KDE Frameworks. Step 2: Install the following necessities to get started: # dnf -y install cmake gcc-c++ git make Step 3:… Continue reading Run Kube in Just 69 Easy Steps

UPDATE: Support Your Distribution, or else …

Following up on my previous post on distribution support for Kolab, I have a quick brief on the current status. I will also set a deadline for you: My presentation on the subject during the Kolab Summit this year (date and location TBD). We’ve added Stretch as a build target for Kolab Winterfell, meaning you… Continue reading UPDATE: Support Your Distribution, or else …

Jessie, Stretch and Xenial Packaging Fixes

Another late night, more packaging fixes. While the Debian and Ubuntu packages for Kolab Winterfell (Manticore and Guam, and their dependencies including erlang and nodejs) are still being worked on, at least libkolabxml and libkolab issues are now fixed. Good night!

Manticore May Start Before MongoDB

We’ve had reports that in Kolab 16, when the system restarts, the Manticore service may be started before the MongoDB service (has become functionally apt). This would render Manticore unavailable on every system restart. This article is about how we are going to work resolve this properly; Make Manticore Depend on MongoDB This would instruct… Continue reading Manticore May Start Before MongoDB