@scottalanmiller said in Kopano Core Install Fails on CentOS 7 Due to Missing Package:
Don’t worry about trying to find a fix for this. […]
I’m sorry you feel that way. I just reviewed the parts in question and due to changes in package names (we moved libical and libvmime to more explicitly named packages to avoid package conflicts) the recommendation for package installation was indeed not correct anymore. I have just now pushed an update to the documentation.
Some of the things you wrote I do not want to stay the way so allow me one more reply (no attempt to change your mind, just want to correct some things).
Kopano is not for production use and even talking about installation requires monetary payment.
While the “brand name” Kopano is quite new, Zarafa is already a quite mature product (in other threads you also referred to the product already being ten years old). Talking about installation does not require monetary support, but we of course also have to focus on where to earn money to pay developers and qa & support staff. This on the one hand means that we focus our attention one those distributions that we know have a certain market share and receive updates (or patches as you have called them before) for a longer time. This also means that distributions that only have a short livespan, such as Fedora, OpenSuse or non-LTS releases of Ubuntu are not our primary choice, but provided as-is for community members to play with it.
pretending that there is a community for the open source
just as stated before, the name Kopano is still quite new, and therefore you won’t find too many posts in this forum. The majority of interaction can be found in the “old” Zarafa forums at https://forums.zarafa.com/. We just did not want to migrate all the data. We also see quite a big community around us. Over the years we have developed quite a big partner network, Z-Push (which was initiated by Zarafa) is used in a lot of different software projects and during the last fosdem we also received a lot of positive feedback.
Please don’t regard this as an attack, but I also think that you aggressive bumping did not help with the situation. Over at the mangolassi forum you wrote somewhere, that you were now already the second most active poster here. (too lazy to search for that post right now). You came, flodded the forum with posts, and some users felt they needed to act on it.