Archive for May, 2008

Exchange Proxy Anyone?

At UDS, there was talk (mostly from Dan Shearer) about using Openchange to provide a mapi proxy to MS Exchange.  I find this interesting.  If Dovecot/Postfix could use it, it would allow *NIX clients to talk to Exchange without turning on OWA.  This would delight sys admins on both sides of the fence.  Of course, Outlook clients could also talk straight mapi to the proxy as well.

I like the idea of abstracting MS Exchange, because once we have all the clients talking to us instead of MS Exchange, it makes it much easier to replace exchange.

The Openchange folks have made an announcement.

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UDS Intrepid

With UDS over it’s time to start the difficult job of deciding what we can actually accomplish for Intrepid.  A partial list of things that might make it in to the Server Edition:

  • J2EE App Server (Full stack or just servlet container remains in question)
  • OpenLDAP based AD proxy
  • Enterprise Management integration
  • Easy LDAP server setup
  • Improved community testing

Some pictures:

Mathiaz enjoying himself at XT3

Howard Chu playing with the Ubuntu All-Stars