[Kolab-devel] kolab web interface development
lenapostantzi at gmail.com
Wed Jun 18 00:28:20 CEST 2008
That's very good news. If you want we could work together on this.
I'd be also glad to help with the translation if needed ;-)
On Fri, Jun 13, 2008 at 3:33 PM, Alain Abbas <alain.abbas at libertech.fr> wrote:
> hi all
> as i said on a last mail we developped a module on webmin for administrate LDAP and made some change to administrate
> Why Webmin :
> 1) because is another port than horde (too easy to control the access)
> 2) Kolab is not just LDAP we must administrate the postfix queue for exemple (with webmin postfix module)
> 3) some of my customers run LDAP not only for kolab , we must administrate another attributes on the same interface
> 4) in big organization we have one administrator by organizational Unit
> 5) all of perl module tha we use are in the kolab distribution
> our Webmin Module is fully funtionnal with these feature :
> -easy to define an input schema (add some attributes )
> -you can admin Kolab with organizatinalUnits and so on
> -Administrate folders rights of users
> -easy to plugin code by ldap object class (exemple: to delete member attributes of groupofnames when you delete entry, to create folders (Spam, Calendar ..) when you create an account, to show the disk usage of the user..)
> We want to release this interface in opensource
> we think that webmin can be a best solution for the administration because all are integrated and is totaly separate of horde
> i m translating the dev documentation in english and i hope that i finish for end of june
> Bests regards
> -----Message d'origine-----
> De : kolab-devel-bounces at kolab.org [mailto:kolab-devel-bounces at kolab.org] De la part de Gunnar Wrobel
> Envoyé : vendredi 13 juin 2008 15:01
> À : Kolab development coordination
> Objet : Re: [Kolab-devel] kolab web interface development
> "Eleni Postantzi" <lenapostantzi at gmail.com> writes:
>> Hi Gunnar,
>> On Wed, Jun 4, 2008 at 8:00 AM, Gunnar Wrobel <wrobel at pardus.de> wrote:
>>> Hi Eleni,
>>> "Eleni Postantzi" <lenapostantzi at gmail.com> writes:
>>>> Hallo Gunnar, Hallo Bernhard,
>>>> 'Moving Art Studio - All2all' , where I work, are planning our first
>>>> migration from Exchange to Kolab (+/- 200 users). I've been positively
>>>> surprised during the tests and also from the support one can get on
>>>> the userslist, and I believe that Kolab will have a great future.
>>>> However, during the tests we've realized that the web administration
>>>> interface of Kolab is not flexible at all.
>>>> We'd like to rewrite the interface and thus with that way, contribute
>>>> to the project. Of course,it will be published under the GPL licence.
>>>> Would it be possible to provide us more infos about Kolab's
>>>> architecture, the web interface and its roadmap? I think i saw
>>>> somewhere on the userslist that the interface is going to be
>>>> integrated in horde from kolab 2.3.
>>> I might have uttered something like this though I'm not certain I
>>> actually did. The issue of merging kolab-webadmin with Horde has
>>> definitely been raised before.
>>> But a complete switch would be a little bit drastic.
>>> I'm personally rather unhappy with the webadmin code as it replicates
>>> code sections for every little subsection of the webadmin. In addition
>>> there is significant overlap with the LDAP functionality in the
>>> Horde::Kolab module.
>>> So my envisioned path of restructuring is to prepare a slightly
>>> restructured kolab-webadmin first. This should have some libraries in
>>> I already started on this last year but was unable to finish. So this
>>> is not really fast paced.
>>> In a second step I would then start to slowly merge stuff into Horde.
>>> But I really don't expect this to happen soon.
>>> If you really want to restructure a lot, then we could check if my
>>> initial restructuring would be a sound basis for that.
>>> If you are mainly interested in changing the face of the GUI then I
>>> think you should use the current code for adding it.
>> I completely agree with you. The best way is to proceed in 2 steps, as
>> you just mentioned.
> I started integrating a new framework for LDAP acces in the Horde
> Kolab module today. It will at some point become the webadmin backend
> for accessing the LDAP db. It still lacks most of the capabilities the
> webadmin needs but it will slowly grow.
> Of course that does not really help you with GUI changes at the moment
> but I thought I mention this nevertheless :)
>> Our priority for the moment is to add some functionalities which will
>> facilitate the admins' task, like:
>> 1. Retrieve users from LDAP, when f.ex. adding them to a distribution
>> list or as delegates, or when giving permissions on a shared folder
>> 2. Retrieve OU's from LDAP, when adding a user in.
>> 3. Create subfolders of shared folders (without using cyradm command
>> line) or give permissions to some users to do it.
>> 4. Set default quota to X MB instead of unlimited.
>> 5. When deleting a user, have an option to delete his mailbox or not.
>> I'm also wondering if it is possible to set up a default Kolab/Horde
>> user to be used as a template.
>> Best regards,
>>>> Maybe we could work together on this!
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>>>> Best regards,
>>>> Eleni Postantzi | all2all, réseau indépendant depuis 1996
>>>> Moving Art Studio asbl, 51 rue de l'Instruction, 1070 Bruxelles
>>>> E-Mail:eleni.postantzi at all2all.net
>>>> Homepage: http://www.all2all.org
>>> Gunnar Wrobel
>>> Mail: wrobel at pardus.de
>>> WWW: http://www.gunnarwrobel.de
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