Roundcube is een in php geschreven e-mailwebclient voor imap. De gebruikersinterface maakt gebruik van Ajax-technologie, in tegenstelling tot de meeste traditionele webclients. Inmiddels is er onder andere ondersteuning voor gedeelde mappen en namespaces, internationalized domain names en smtp-delivery status-notificaties. Daarnaast is de gebruikersinterface voor imap-mappen aangepast om zo meer ruimte te bieden voor extensies en plug-ins. Woensdag is versie 0.6 uitgekomen en de belangrijkste verbeteringen die daarin zijn aangebracht, kunnen hieronder worden gevonden:
A full-featured address book with rich contact information
The address book UI was finally extended to store rich contact data including photos. We worked hard to create a flexible and intuitive UI to enter and manage the contact data. Along with that, import and export of vcards was improved to support all the new fields. If you have LDAP directories configured as address sources, you might review the configuration and map the new contact fields to the according LDAP attributes using the 'fieldmap' property.
Group support for LDAP address books
While speaking of LDAP, the LDAP wrapper of Roundcube now also supports address groups thanks to the contribution of Andreas Dick. This requires some additional configuration which is described in the comments of config/main.inc.php.dist
ACL rights/namespace management plugin
The new package includes a plugin which extends the folder manager to manage Access Control Lists according to RFC4314 and RFC2086. This allows one to share folders with other users if the IMAP server supports ACL. If there's a LDAP directory configured, the ACL manager even does auto-completion when adding a new user.
memcache support for session storage
As an alternative to the SQL-based storage of user sessions, Roundcube 0.6 is now capable of using memcache for fast and redundant storage of session data. Set 'session_storage' and 'memcache_hosts' config options to enable it.
File uploads with progress display
Using the features of the APC module, Roundcube can now display the progress of file uploads. This has to be enabled in config using the 'upload_progress' option. Make sure APC is available in PHP and that apc.rfc1867 is set in php.ini
Automated update process with database schema check
Upgrading Roundcube installations has become an easy task with the new update shell script. Unpack the new package in some directory and then run bin/installto.sh from there. TARGETDIR is the location of the Roundcube installation which you want to upgrade. The script then copies all files to the target directory and does all modifications necessary to get the database and config files up-to-date.
Exchange logo by config
And last but not least, one can now set a customized logo by config without the necessity to create a new skin. We'd like to encourage all hosting providers to set the 'skin_logo' config option with an URL to their logo. This will hopefully clarify to your users, what service they're actually using. We registered an increased amount of support requests from users who don't understand that Roundcube is not a public service but that they have to contact their ISP for help.
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