Kopano & openSUSE: Yes, we’re open!

February 22, 2017

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OpenSUSE Factory & Roadmap

Big news for the community: Kopano has been included in openSUSE’s factory distribution, which is the “development” title of openSUSE’s next upcoming release and the first required step to take for inclusion into openSUSE downstream. Not only that: We are straight on the path to be included with openSUSE Leap 42.3 already, which has started development just last December. You can find the downstream requests from Factory to Leap 42.3 here: Core and WebApp.

According to distrowatch.com, openSUSE is the 4th most popular Linux distribution in the world, and we are delighted to see openSUSE to be the first distribution to pick our communication solution to be included with them. With all the standardization effort that has been made with Kopano, we are happy to see that openSUSE is including our main Kopano projects including both Kopano Core (MAPI backend components) and Kopano WebApp (our primary web client).

This step allows any openSUSE community member to install and run Kopano with the least possible effort. Additionally, inclusion with downstream proves Kopano’s portability and standardization, since openSUSE packages are not just for standard 64-bit (x86_64) systems, but also include architectures such as armv7l and aarch64 on which Kopano runs.

A big thank you here goes to the great work of the community members of openSUSE which helped us make this happen! Thank you!

What else?

We are currently in the progress of also getting downstream with Debian, and we’ve already sent packages to the so-called FTP masters – which are currently under review For the most recent developments here, you can check out the official Kopano page @ wiki.debian.org here: https://wiki.debian.org/Groupware/Kopano. As of yet it is too early to say anything more specific regarding inclusion with the upcoming release of Debian Stretch, but this is our goal and so far it looks that we’re on the right track. Next to Debian, we are also in contact with the Fedora community and just learn how to make Kopano also happen for Fedora users as well. Another interesting fact is, that we’ve been actively approached by NetBSD’s community and assisting them as well.

We will keep you informed about the progress of downstream inclusions of Kopano over time and look forward to the continuous work with all these communities.

It is great to see how more and more join our community and get directly engaged with Kopano – Thanks a lot on behalf of the whole team!

– mike