This is a read-only archive. Find the latest Linux articles, documentation, and answers at the new Linux.com!

Linux.com

Few things

Posted by: Administrator on September 30, 2006 06:19 AM


This is a good review. But, I feel, it was done in a hurry. I think so, because:




  1. You did not mention the Zimbra Forums, which are simply amazing. Most questions are answered within minutes. Rarely within hours. Very rarely within days. Never Never!<nobr> <wbr></nobr>:-)


  2. You also forgot to mention the excellent Wiki. The lack of man pages is satisfied there (in addition to the forums). You can say, it is like (hu)man pages - all requirements for docs and man pages are satisfied by the Forums and Wiki. (Believe me I don't get paid for promoting Zimbra).


  3. Like 'dowdle' said, you missed mentioning the Zimlets. Zimlets are "miraculous"!


  4. Again, like 'dowdle' said, you should have tried, both, Network and Open Source Editions on the same OS. Zimbra installs much easily on CentOS or RHEL. My opinion is: Zimbra is 'surprisingly', very easy to install!!


  5. In addition, it must be mentioned that Zimbra is 'surprisingly', very easy to upgrade. Ok! here, I agree, that some people face problems while upgrading. But it should be noted that these problems occur 'sometimes' on 'some' platforms and are almost always curable. C'mon what are the forums for! You just dump your problem there and it is solved! It will be!


  6. You mentioned that backup is a limitation in Zimbra Open Source. Yes! true! But not Off-line backup. If you can afford to have your system off-line for a few mins, it is not a limitation. In fact, if you do this, the restoration, if at all required, is a breeze.


  7. Hot Backup is a limitation. But not impossible if you are good at scripting. There are few ideas floating on the forums.


  8. Yes, I agree that you need CLI for a few things. That is somewhat painful for those not much comfortable with using the command line. On the other hand, it wouldn't be fair to leave this at this note. Because, there are so many great command line tools and you can do so many things with them. So, in case, you are comfortable using the command line you will be pleased for sure.


  9. I also feel, there should be a mention of the REST interface that Zimbra supports. You can post to a URL to compose and send E-mail and you can get from a URL your calendars, search using URLs,<nobr> <wbr></nobr>... plenty of other things. Did you have a look at the blog?


    <a href="http://www.zimbra.com/blog/archives/2005/11/all_rest_and_no.html" title="zimbra.com">http://www.zimbra.com/blog/archives/2005/11/all_r<nobr>e<wbr></nobr> st_and_no.html</a zimbra.com>


    <a href="http://www.zimbra.com/blog/archives/2006/01/rest_update.html" title="zimbra.com">http://www.zimbra.com/blog/archives/2006/01/rest_<nobr>u<wbr></nobr> pdate.html</a zimbra.com>


    <a href="http://www.zimbra.com/blog/archives/2006/05/updating_via_re_1.html" title="zimbra.com">http://www.zimbra.com/blog/archives/2006/05/updat<nobr>i<wbr></nobr> ng_via_re_1.html</a zimbra.com>


    <a href="http://www.zimbra.com/blog/archives/2006/07/right_click_and.html" title="zimbra.com">http://www.zimbra.com/blog/archives/2006/07/right<nobr>_<wbr></nobr> click_and.html</a zimbra.com>


  10. Zimbra Calendar is easily accessible using kontact and evolution. There is no special configuration needed and no problems whatsoever. If you want I can post about it.


  11. Really! Zimbra isn't a bit inconvenient - even for new Admins!


  12. Please don't misunderstand me. I am only expressing my experiences and views.



    Thanks!

#

Return to Review: Zimbra messaging software