Webclient Interface Issues and Requests
I'm testing Carbonio for the first time. I'm not sure where to report bugs and/or requests. So I'm posting here for now.
1. The Calendar has no way to add an .ics calendar from outside the domain. For example I want to add this astronomy calendar
2. When an email folder is more then one level deep, the parent folder will not show there is a new email below it.
3. When selecting colors for calendars, folders, etc. the selection list goes below the bottom of the screen. There is also no Yellow.
4. You cannot resize columns, like the Folder column or Email list column.
5. In the Month Calendar View, you do not see appointments listed. Just the Date becomes Bold.
6. The New Email Compose Window needs to be separate from the main window. It's in the way as it is now.
7. Overall the Interface feels overly simplified and too big. I really appreciated having everything tight in one dialog box in Zimbra.
Carbonio CE - in new release 23.1.0 edit themes setting not available - this menu entry out in Global settings (Admin Panel).
Previos v.22.xx - in Theme settings change logo not work (new logo URL save, but not apply).
Thank you for your and apologies for the late reply. I had the opportunity to talk with our front-end developers yesterday, and here are some comments. Plkease od not hesitate to reply and provide more feedback!
Issues 1, 3, and 6: we will open RFEs (request for enhancement) to implement these features/behaviour.
Issue 2: There is already an open issue for that
Issue 5: It is not clear to me what do you mean, can you please elaborate further?
Issues 4 and 7: About these issue, the Carbonio web interface (IRIS) is quite young and was initially released to be functional. Our frontend team are actively working to overall improvements, especially in the usability & user experience parts, so please bear with us.
How to return the old interface, in which all elements were more clearly and logically placed?
When setting up communication with AD, there is now no way to check the connection. The available fields for configuring communication with AD do not match their description.
After several attempts to set up AD or LDAP - Carbonio broke down, on the authorization form it began to write an error:
Unexpected token < in JSON at position 0
Restarting the server helps...
Thank you for explaining the current efforts to improve the interface. I'm looking forward to seeing the results.
You asked for more information on Point #5. In the Calendar Month view on Zimbra, I can see the actual appointments in each day. In Carbonio, it just makes the Date Number bold when there is an appointment.
Is there a way to attach pictures in this forum?
Like @dbayer, I'm a recent adopter of Carbonio CE having been running Zimbra for some time without any major problems.
I am finding that a lot of issues have recently found there way in to your release build. I had gone through the install process as a first go on a VM and found things to be working (to the extent I tested). But when I have gone ahead and built my primary mail server and moved across to it, it is broken quite badly.
From what I can tell, some changes have been released, so doing a install ends up pulling some newer packages (I'm installing on to Oracle Linux 8, i.e. RHEL 8) this time around (a matter of days after successfully installing).
I have a few questions, because if I am moving my mail server over I need some would need to be confident that:
1. Broken packages/changes are NOT deployed in to the release builds - what steps are taken to limit the possibility of install breaking bugs?
2. There is an open process for raising bugs, and being able to track them/contribute? I note that Github has no Issues pages.
3. There is a way to know when versions of packages were actually released.
Regarding the bugs themselves, it looks like the recently released changes:
1. Majorly broke the calendar. It is not possible to create an appointment. "Cannot read properties of undefined (reading 'label')"
2. Accessing the webapp through a mobile device is broken, i.e. it stopped working completely.
3. Messed up the admin a fair bit with those JSON errors.
I ended up (rather painfully) trying to find previous versions of packages, and downgrading them and sure enough a combination of some packages resolved these issues - pointing to a release process breakdown.
Apologies if this has come across harsh, I'm a software engineer myself and with much insight in to how software should be tested/released - so was somewhat disappointed by what I've experienced. I would consider being involved, contributing to the CE side of things, but I would expect some knowledge of those first three points I raised.
Thanks, and I do appreciate your efforts to maintain an OSE alternative to the now somewhat closed Zimbra offering.
One thing I forget to add, the most recent release packages were not signed, so to install requires disabling the GPG key in the yum config.
I'd like to hear you what you consider the CE release to actually be. If you consider it to be a test/validation release that needs to be clear. Regardless of whether CE is the 'free' option vs the paid option - stability of mail infrastructure is mandatory for those adopting it.