bookmark_borderMaking horde3 run on php5.3 + (openSUSE 11.3+)

Horde3 has been designed to work with PHP 4 and aims to stay compatible till end of life. That is why some parts of Horde3 still rely on features or behaviour which is not default anymore in PHP5. It it still possible to make horde3 run on PHP5.3 as shipped by OpenSUSE 11.3 and factory:

in php.ini, please make sure that date.timezone has been set to any valid value:

linux-aggv:/srv/www/htdocs/horde # cat /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini |grep date.timezone
date.timezone = Europe/Berlin

Please also make sure that your error log doesn’t get spammed by deprecated warnings:

cat /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini |grep E_DEPRECATED
; Production Value: E_ALL & ~E_DEPRECATED
; E_DEPRECATED – warn about code that will not work in future versions
; Production Value: E_ALL & ~E_DEPRECATED
error_reporting = E_ALL & ~E_DEPRECATED & ~E_STRICT

This should enable Horde3 to run on your bleeding edge openSUSE platform. Horde 4, scheduled April 5 2010, has been designed for PHP 5.x and won’t have any limitations.

If you are experiencing additional troubles, please check the “classics”:

* The Horde Cookie Path must be set to your webroot in /srv/www/htdocs/horde3/config/conf.php

* Do not turn on PHP safe mode (it isn’t actually “safe” anyway and about to be removed)

This article assumes that you are running the openSUSE Horde3 packages from factory or server:php:applications

bookmark_borderHorde 4 release date announced — Horde 3 made it into openSUSE Factory

Michael Rubinsky of the Horde Core team yesterday officially announced a release date for Horde 4

“Horde 4 and groupware apps will be released on April 5th, 2011.”

Horde 4 is a complete re-design of the Horde Framework and will be accompanied by new major releases of the Horde-based groupware Apps like Imp 5 (Webmail), Kronolith (Calendar) and Turba (Address book).

The community has been waiting quite some time but the horde developers emphasized quality over speed. Horde is currently discussing a fixed release scheme of a new minor or major release every six months, with bugfixes and security fixes whenever they feel appropriate.

Horde 4 will be completely pear-based. Gunnar Wrobel stated that Horde 4 will consist of something around 80 pear packages and that Horde apps will be released as pear packages, too.

Beginning with the first release candidates, I will provide rpm packages for openSUSE build service. By the way, the Horde RPMs for openSUSE have been included into openSUSE Factory last weekend and might get shipped with openSUSE 11.4