Summary and Conclusion.
For the past week i've utilised some of the basic features of this application that are immediately
beneficial to me. I've been able to set up the Calendar to keep track of appointments, meetings,
and recurring events. A task list to keep up with tasks, Contacts, RSS News Feeds, Notes, and
IMAP Email. The IMAP email feature is able to display folders, sent,trash, etc.., that just has a
couple of emails in them, but times out and does display my inbox. Also for some reason i can't get
the bookmark feature to work with my firefox bookmarks. Thus far i like this application, and can
see the potential of this groupware package, even though it's a little unintuitive. The fact that
it's not displaying my inbox, and i was not get the simple bookmark feature to work are the low
The bookmark feature was not working due to a bug in the application. I submitted the bug, and
it was fixed in the release which i updated to. So far i have went from version 0241 to 0252,
and the bookmark feature is now working.
Now i just have to see what's causing the issue with the inbox timing out before it retrieves any
emails. It's not a biggie rigtht now becasue i have started to use thunderbird again to get away
from the slowness, clunkines and excessive ads of the new webmail interface for my former netscape,
now aol, email account
This was the most straight forward of the three to set up and use. I just installed the needed
packages, configure the mountpoints, and bam! access to files for browsing and editing. No syncing
needs to be done because i can access the files directly on the remote machine. I just have to set
up my '/etc/fstab' to mount the directories when the system boots
This was the most intensive of the three, due to the fact that i had to build the server from
source and almost had to build the client packages for Edubuntu. As i previously stated, for the
client i converted the packages which were readily available as openSuSE 10.1 .rpms to .debs
using the alien tool.
After building the server, access via the webbrowser for configuration worked very well.
After installing the clients, the one on the workstation worked and i used it to upload a folder.
I eventually got the client on the laptop to start up, and was able to download the files that
were previuosly upoladed. The ball is in motion so i'll do some futher testing and utilisation
with remote access to the iFolder Server. I already have a dyndns hostname in place, i just need
to complete two other projects, OpenVPN and Fedora Directory Server. Initial research states that
the Open Source Version does support SSL yet, so will initially attempt remote access via an SSH
Thus far this project has been an exciting experience, even more so when the other projects are
finished and in place. For now i will definitley be utilising these services on my LAN.