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 so that they would generate the appropriate PHP libraries — with one major result;
Kolab 16 is now available for Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial)
If you wanted to know how well that works (or not), please refer to the Installation Guide.