Driving Akonadi Next from the command line

Christian recently blogged about a small command line tool that added to the client demo application a bunch of useful functionality for interacting with Akonadi Next from the command line. This inspired me to reach into my hard drive and pull out a bit of code I'd written for a side project of mine last year and turn up the Akonadi Next command line to 11. Say hello to akonadish.…

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Server Software Matters

Yesterday I had the pleasure of engaging in a conversation hosted by Bryan Lunduke on the topic of compromise in Free software. He has uploaded the audio and video recording of Richard Stallman, Stuart Langridge, Swapnil Bhartiya and myself tackling this topic. In the conversation it became apparent that Richard does not worry so much about the free/proprietary status of software running as a service on someone else's computers.…

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Kolab @ Fosdem

Kolab will once again have a booth at FOSDEM, that fantastic event held in Brussels at the end of January. Several Kolab developers and deployers (and generally fun people) will be there wandering the halls, talking about Kolab and looking to connect with and learn from all the other fantastic people and projects who are there. It's going to be a great event! Be sure to find us if you…

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Kolab: Bringing All Of Us Together, Part 1

Kolab: Bringing All Of Us Together, Part 1

The new year is looming, so this seems like a good time to share some of what we are thinking about at Kolab Systems when it comes to the Kolab ecosystem. As a result of careful examination of the Kolab ecosystem, we put together some priority adjustments to make. These include: Kolab release process improvements kolab.org reboot partner enablement Each of these are big, exciting and fundamental improvements in…

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eimap: because what the world needs is another IMAP client

eimap: because what the world needs is another IMAP client

Erlang is a very nice fit for many of the requirements various components in Kolab have ... perhaps one of these days I'll write something more in detail about why that is. For now, suffice it to say that we've started using Erlang for some of the new server-side components in Kolab. The most common application protocol spoken in Kolab is IMAP. Unfortunately there was no maintained, functional IMAP client written…

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