Kolab 3 groupware enters alpha test
The developers of the Kolab groupware server have announced a first alpha release of version 3.0 of their software. The release is aimed at testers and early adopters and should not be used on production systems. Improvements in Kolab 3 are supposed to make it easier for the system to be integrated in environments that already include a directory server. The scalability and security of the software has also been improved.
The alpha version of Kolab 3 still supports OpenLDAP but now uses 389 Directory Server by default. Mobile devices can now be synchronised with Syncroton which is supposed to deliver better performance than the Z-push stack which it replaces. Additionally, Kolab's Web Administration Panel now includes options to administer resources, domains and roles.
Instructions on how to obtain packages for Kolab 3 and how to install the software are available from the project's web site. Source code for the project is available from its Git repository under various open source licences.