When installing horde to a custom pear location, you need to run the pear of your custom location, not the system pear with the custom location’s config.
So the steps would be:
1 mkdir /srv/horde
2 pear config-create /srv/horde/ /srv/horde/pear.conf
3 pear -c /srv/horde/pear.conf install PEAR
as the install docs say but then:
4 /srv/horde/pear/pear -c /srv/horde/pear.conf channel-discover pear.horde.org
5 /srv/horde/pear/pear -c /srv/horde/pear.conf run-scripts horde/Horde_Role
6 /srv/horde/pear/pear -c /srv/horde/pear.conf install --alldeps horde/groupware
Otherwise running the Horde_Role script will fail saying
config-set (horde_dir, /srv/horde/, user) failed, channel pear.php.net
This was experienced on SLES11SP1, SLES11SP2 and openSUSE Factory.
I did not test this for any debian based products yet.
The spring 2012 release of the Horde Application Suite and Framework will probably be called Horde 5. In a recent discussion the majority of developers agreed on a new major revision for some changes that some view as minor backward compatibility break. Currently planned features include:
- New standard UI for “traditional view”
- Move of Ajax code from specific apps to a common framework
- Release of a small inventory management app (sesha)
- complete configuration via UI (likely)
- Webmail: Write support for smartphone view
- Calendar: Resource calendar support for ajax view
At the same time, Horde 3 will no longer receive any support. Horde 3 has been around since 2005 and really has reached its end of life.
Since the Horde 4 release, The Horde 3 family of applications has only received critical bugfixes and security updates, the last being released this february. You should really consider updating to Horde 4 – the transition from Horde 3 to Horde 4 has been tested and done by numerous people and the transition from Horde 4 to Horde 5 should run smoothly as both releases are PEAR based.
I have already removed all things horde3 from OpenSUSE-Factory. OpenSUSE 12.2 will not ship Horde 3 any longer. Depending on packaging progress, openSUSE 12.2 will very likely ship Horde 5 or the most recent Horde 4 release. Horde 4 maintainence will continue.
Horde 3 Packages in the server:php:applications repository (see here) will be available at least until openSUSE 12.1 runs out of maintainence. I won’t give these much attention though. Please also note Eleusis Password Manager will be dropped with currently no planned replacement.
Today I submit-requested the Horde 4 Application Framework and the stable apps for openSUSE Factory.
This is becoming openSUSE 12.1 if the packages get accepted on time. They are currently in review.
openSUSE Legal team wants to review all packages’ licensing – I’m sure that’s NOT the fun part of their job.
If everything works fine, openSUSE 12.1 will be the first distribution to feature horde 4 in their mainstream repositories.
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Since the release of Horde 4 and select applications, people kept asking for a new release of the popular Horde Groupware and Horde Groupware Webmail Edition bundles.
Horde is now about to release such a bundle, which features new ajax frontends for calendaring, tasks and improved mobile frontend for mail.
The new bundles will be released as pear collections. Gone are the tarballs.
This weekend, I visited the LinuxTag exhibition in Berlin, both to support my company’s booth and to talk to the horde guys whose booth was just on the opposite side, allowing easy coordination. As a result, I adopted the passwd tool which hasn’t yet been released for H4. It’s been packaged for the SUSE server:php:applications repository and will be part of the next pre-release of the upcoming Horde 4 Demo VM. First effort was adding a new backend driver ‘horde’ which is just a proxy to horde’s configured authentication backend.
Yesterday the horde project released alpha versions of Horde Framework 4 and the Groupware apps (Notes, Calendar, Email, Filter,Address Book, Tasks)
I did a test drive and they basically work. IMP has been improved a lot and now integrates the mobile and ajax interface versions which came as separate apps in Horde 3. DIMP (Ajax version) now plays more nicely together with classic non-Ajax horde applications.
I will begin distribution packaging for SUSE Linux around the official release on April 05, 2011.
Horde 4 is due for April 05 2011 – and sports a new release of the major groupware applications. Among them, the time-tracking app hermes sees its 2.0 release. DIMP (ajax webmailer) and MIMP (mobile devices webmailer) have been integrated into IMP, the webmailer. The task tracker nag has been integrated into the new (optional) ajax frontend of the kronolith calendar app. By the way, Kronolith now allows assigning resources like rooms or beamers to events and provides resource scheduling just as if they were persons. The classic non-ajax interface is still available as a user preference though. Horde 4 won’t be compatible with the generic inventory app sesha anymore. The horde team has decided to abandon some other applications, too Currently, the Horde 4 git repository houses more than 20 applications, ranging from enhanced versions of long-running mainstream apps like the file manager gollem or the VCS chora to Horde Folks, the bleeding edge Facebook-like personal dashboard. Horde 4 will sport the ActiveSync protocol, opening synchronisation options for iPhone 4, Windows Phones and Android smartphones like the Motorola Milestone (Euro Brand) / Droid (US Brand) .
I will be dropping maintainence of Andre Pawlowski’s password safe eleusis in favor of a complete Horde4 rewrite, Hort.
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