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

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

Service Window: git.kolab.org migration

It’s been a while since we last updated Phabricator, and it’s been a while since the overall system that runs git.kolab.org was paid attention to. Suffice it to say that it’s time to upgrade the system. We’ve meanwhile packaged Phabricator and its dependencies, stripped off some superfluous external dependencies that it shipped, and fixed some… Continue reading Service Window: git.kolab.org migration

Apple on Guam: The Dots on The i

I’ve said before we had gotten reports from people that voluntarily participate in the Kolab Now Beta Programme, that the iPhone iOS and Mac OS X Mail.app were not really happy using IMAP over implicit SSL (you know, the one on port 993). Here’s a summary of the things that have happened thus far; Supply… Continue reading Apple on Guam: The Dots on The i

Introducing the Kolab Now Beta Program

I’m pleased to be able and allowed to introduce you to the Kolab Now Beta Program, which my colleagues and myself can use to deploy newer versions of software sooner, faster and with less strict guarantees of availability and stability (i.e. the concept of a “service window” does not apply). The first feature to be… Continue reading Introducing the Kolab Now Beta Program

Kolab:Development is #bristory

Just under 5 months ago, I announced the inception of Kolab:Winterfell. Now seems as appropriate a time as any to not leave Kolab:Development where it is and walk away, so I’ve removed it from our build system. I’ve provided a superfluous and biased graphic with this blog post that Pretty Accurately reflects my thoughts on… Continue reading Kolab:Development is #bristory

Phabricator RPMs for RHEL, Fedora

If you work with Phabricator, by engaging with Kolab (for example), you may be interested to know about our Infrastructure and Tools repositories. These contain Phabricator’s stable branches for Phabricator itself, arcanist and libphutil. The reason I mention this is because the client (your workstation) needs arcanist and libphutil to be as outdated or as… Continue reading Phabricator RPMs for RHEL, Fedora