Zimbra 9 now available - in case anyone missed the blog post

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Zimbra 9 now available - in case anyone missed the blog post

Postby phoenix » Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:44 pm

https://blog.zimbra.com/2020/04/zimbra-9-extensibility-for-collaboration-superheroes/

Release Notes: https://wiki.zimbra.com/wiki/Zimbra_Releases/9.0.0

Before anyone asks, there doesn't appear to be an OSS version available (yet?) for download and the new Modern Web App is only available with an NE licence.


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Re: Zimbra 9 now available - in case anyone missed the blog post

Postby yannjegard » Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:12 am

"Open Source Edition

Zimbra Collaboration 8.8 remains the Open Source Edition, and all security updates will be provided as patches to 8.8.15. There are no Open Source repositories specific to Zimbra 9."

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Re: Zimbra 9 now available - in case anyone missed the blog post

Postby rleiker » Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:19 am

phoenix wrote:Before anyone asks, there doesn't appear to be an OSS version available (yet?) for download and the new Modern Web App is only available with an NE licence.


For more details about the Zimbra 9 OSS version, please refer to the sub-heading "Changes To Zimbra’s Open Source Policy" in my post at: https://forums.zimbra.org/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=68073
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Re: Zimbra 9 now available - in case anyone missed the blog post

Postby phoenix » Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:29 am

rleiker wrote:
phoenix wrote:Before anyone asks, there doesn't appear to be an OSS version available (yet?) for download and the new Modern Web App is only available with an NE licence.


For more details about the Zimbra 9 OSS version, please refer to the sub-heading "Changes To Zimbra’s Open Source Policy" in my post at: https://forums.zimbra.org/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=68073
Thanks Randy, I already knew about that change in policy. It's a sad day for the Zimbra open source community and a distinct and continuing lack of interest in these forums by Synacor.
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Re: Zimbra 9 now available - in case anyone missed the blog post

Postby mterrasson » Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:55 am

This is indeed a sad day for the opensource community.
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Postby DualBoot » Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:22 am

Such a disappointment... :cry:
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Postby axslingr » Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:27 am

Looks like I've got about 3.5 years or so to switch to something else then.
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Re: Zimbra 9 now available - in case anyone missed the blog post

Postby phoenix » Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:17 pm

axslingr wrote:Looks like I've got about 3.5 years or so to switch to something else then.
I'm looking at Kopano but it's a bit tortuous to install still, as you say, there's about four years to get it sorted. :)
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Re: Zimbra 9 now available - in case anyone missed the blog post

Postby JakeMS » Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:58 pm

Well I kind of saw this coming and felt that Synacor would eventually drop the OSS version. Unfortunately finding a comparable OSS product is difficult (Kolab is closest). However with Synacor choosing to not support RHEL8+ I was already thinking of finding an alternative, and now with this.. That's confirmed my decision to find a more supported OSS solution.
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Re: Zimbra 9 now available - in case anyone missed the blog post

Postby feva » Wed Apr 08, 2020 2:42 pm

phoenix wrote:
axslingr wrote:Looks like I've got about 3.5 years or so to switch to something else then.
I'm looking at Kopano but it's a bit tortuous to install still, as you say, there's about four years to get it sorted. :)


I joined the zimbra world a little less than three years ago. When I made the decision to go with Zimbra, the other main competitor was Kopano. The deciding factor in choosing Zimbra at the time was Zimbra's documentation (official and wiki) and the amount of blog posts available by other enthusiasts - they all made it easier for me to learn and solve various problems. Kopano didn't have that at the time.

I understand the rationale behind Synacors decision - they seem to be wanting to position themselves to be attractive to companies when Exchange on-prem goes the way of the dodo.

However, my guess is that they're going to find that a lot of mindshare will drift to Kopano, specifically because of the community aspect. Zimbra had that community, and the documentation, tips, and help that resulted from that was extremely valuable. Over the past 3 years, the community aspect of Kopano has improved, and I'm sure it will be even better in 3 years, whereas Zimbra's community is going to go away. One will be more valuable than the other.

Oh well.

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