The integration of Mattermost within Kopano marks the first step in Kopano’s mission to deliver an augmented teamwork experience across all devices from one unified, self-hosted platform under your control. Mattermost helps you and your teams increase productivity by delivering real-time chat in team-based communication channels. It provides the ability to securely share information, files and content from dozens of your commonly used business applications instantly. Using DeskApp, a browser or an app on your mobile: real-time communication is now available without compromising privacy or control of your data.
Whats different from the packages available directly from Mattermost?
Kopano Mattermost packages allow for an easy installation and update of Mattermost and come in two flavours providing the Mattermost Team edition and the Mattermost Enterprise edition, with the ability to easily switch between these packages. The features of the Enterprise edition range from the ability to create users from an LDAP source, the ability to secure accounts with a second factor to an encrypted notification connection for mobile devices. A trial can be requested through the Kopano homepage.
In an effort to make Mattermost approachable for everyone interested the packages provided can be installed regardless if Kopano is already installed in your environment or if it is used at all.
What has changed since the first announcement?
Since our first announcement in June we were continuously updating the packages to match the latest Mattermost upstream releases (currently at Mattermost version 4.2.0 which has been release on the 15th of september, generally speaking we want to publish updates latest within two weeks of a Mattermost release), we also gradually improved our packaging process and extended the Kopano Mattermost manual with a first steps chapter and a general usage tips chapter. In parallel we have been working on an Univention Mattermost app to make the installation and management of Mattermost even easier and we are positive that this will be released quite soon as well.
Plans for future updates
A deeper integration in the Kopano stack will form the next step of our efforts. These range from sharing relevant ‘Kopano content’ such as emails, calendar items or contacts in a Mattermost channel or direct message, making discussions and channels available in DeskApp and WebApp with limited context switching and keeping the user up to date on latest talks and discussions and an easily accessible window into their Mattermost world.
These integrations will be made available as optional packages for all Kopano users once available.
Feedback & Download
The Kopano Mattermost packages can be easily installed through our package repositories on your existing Kopano installation, but the packages also work independently of Kopano. The latest development version of these packages can be retrieved from the community download site. You can find detailed setup instructions in the Kopano Mattermost manual. We are looking forward to your feedback on this version, let us know what you think by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or posting over at the dedicated Kopano Sub-Forum.