Author Topic: Zentyal 3.5: OpenLDAP removal completed and available for testing  (Read 6995 times)

J. A. Calvo

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Hi Zentyal community,

OpenLDAP removal has taken a bit longer than initially expected but we were really committed in getting this into the 3.5 release, alongside with the switch to the new distribution base: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. We have therefore decided to postpone the release date until July 1st, to respect the code freeze period in our release policy and our QA time requirements.

We've also decided to move the usercorner and captiveportal to contrib, there wasn't enough time to adapt them properly to work with Samba4 instead of OpenLDAP and our main focus is to provide a native replacement of Windows Small Business Server + Exchange. The bwmonitor module will be also no longer officially maintained as it was mostly a dependency of captiveportal. This will definitely allow us to concentrate more effort in maintaining other more critical modules, but remember that any effort from the community wanting to keep maintaining these modules (or any other of the previously unmaintained ones) will be really welcome.

Remember also that removing OpenLDAP and having only Samba4 as a single LDAP server instead of having to keep 2 LDAPs in sync, will simplify a lot the Zentyal architecture and will for sure result in a better user experience. When we first announced this removal some people were confused thinking that Zentyal won't be LDAP compatible any more, but Samba4 also implements LDAP and there is nothing to worry here. What this means for the Zentyal users is basically less bugs :)

From now on, we encourage you to test a fresh install of the 3.5 daily build ISO  and start reporting any problem you encounter to ensure they are fixed before the final release. But please, remember that daily builds are in no way recommended for production environment, and upgrades from a previous 3.5 installation are also not guaranteed.
« Last Edit: June 04, 2014, 07:00:39 pm by J. A. Calvo »
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Re: Zentyal 3.5: OpenLDAP removal completed and available for testing
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2014, 08:37:16 pm »
Hi - I'm curious to know whether under 3.5 you can run the Openchange mail elements on a server other than the PDC? i.e. - Run it on Zentyal box that syncs with the PDC instead?


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Re: Zentyal 3.5: OpenLDAP removal completed and available for testing
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2014, 09:12:31 pm »
I haven't tried it.

I can't see any reason and would make it a reasonable bet that Zentyal is the same as a PDC or ADC.

They haven't seemed to include the option for a member server so it will have to be ADC.

The one I am looking forward to is the High Availability module that should allow both and it to swing between failures.