I’m currently working on a project for a customer involving several parts for Zimbra (well, whaddya know?) – one is a server extension. And I’d like to have the features, Maven brings in my workflow. The problem is, that Zimbra isn’t really made to be used in Maven. The components you need to create server
The adopted zimlet available in the [[https://github.com/Zimbra-Community/adopted|Zimbra community repository]] all now officially Zimbra Collaboration Server 8.5 now. „All“, however, is the wrong word. There are two exceptions: * The [[https://github.com/Zimbra-Community/adopted/tree/master/ca_uoguelph_ccs_coloredemailsplus|“Colored E-Mails“ zimlet]] doesn’t work in 8.5, because of a missing functionality. I’ve created bug [[https://bugzilla.zimbra.com/show_bug.cgi?id=95344|95344]] at Zimbra about this * I will deprecate the [[https://github.com/Zimbra-Community/adopted/tree/master/com_zimbra_linkedin|Linkedin-Zimlet]],
I’m currently migrating my 8.0.6 (yes, I skipped the 8.0.7 for no apparent reason!) setup to the current 8.5 and these are some notes about the changes I found: ===== Systems administrators ===== * The localconfig-variable „postfix_virtual_alias_maps“ (that allows you to alter the postfix setting „virtual_alias_maps“) doesn’t exist anymore and was moved into the main
//**AAAARGHHH!**// After a pretty nasty working expansion of the raid system of our production Zimbra server, fsck went berserk on our ext3 filesystem and reported missing inode links in various places (say „15367“ inodes). „Thankfully“ only our hsm-storage was affected. HSM is Zimbra’s way of automatically moving old messages to a cheaper and slower storage.
You may have read my previous ramblings about the theme of handling keyboard shortcuts im Zimbra Zimlets. To sum up: it’s not easy. But that’s not actually a Zimbra bug. It’s more of an architectural problem. You can imagine Zimbra’s shortcut handling as a set of layers. There is a default key handler. That is
**WARNING!** This method doesn’t work. Well, it works actually but disables all other shortcuts, so don’t do it. I’m currently working on finding a working method. I’ll keep you posted. This post is a followup of [this blog post](http://dennis.dieploegers.de/handling-keyboard-shortcuts-in-zimbra-zimlets/). The old post was based on Zimbra 6.x. We’re at 8.0.4 by the time of this
When you’re dealing with Zimbra Server Extensions, you occasionally have to have insight into what Zimbra’s actually doing with your code. So you need a way of remote debugging your extension. As I found out now, it’s pretty simple to achieve that. In your development Zimbra server as the Zimbra user go to /opt/zimbra/conf and copy