Category Archives: Unified Server

A basic summary of the server

So I’ve been blabbering on about my server, but what do I really mean when I mention it?

10:08 <micahjohnston> elliottcable: so is there anything interesting about your memory besides just you forget things?
10:08 <micahjohnston> elliottcable: you said it works differently
10:08 <elliottcable> I don’t forget them; I have a perfect memory. I have a broken *indexing* system.
10:09 <evaryont> elliottcable: all of humanity has a broken index system. I hope to fix it’s contact list…

That works well. I want to fix the contact list, to start off. Then remembering dates, or tasks, or that interesting thing from somewhere. Notes should not have to rattle in the head, either.

Humanity’s indexing system sucks, so let’s build one that doesn’t.

Update on the unified server project: RoundCube in, SOGo out

From my previous post, I mentioned I would use SOGo for webmail and such. However, trying to compile it and actually set it up was too much of a pain in the ass. Probably because it’s based in Objective-C and GNUStep, and apparently the compiling process is very foreign to me so I couldn’t get it tracked down. Oh well.

Instead, I’ll use RoundCube, which is PHP based. As a proof of concept, I had already gotten a trial 5-user of AtMail installed, via nginx and php-fpm. Along with that, I’d use DAViCal and the Calendar plugin for RoundCube to manage my appointments and such.

That’s about all the new news for the project. I’ll get along to describing the LDAP integration everything has, but it’s pretty sweet. And, of course, RoundCube already has LDAP integration. And other awesome stuff. Till next time!