Launchpad Entry: server-maverick-new-stacks
Packages affected: samba
See also: SpecTemplate
Being the release after a LTS, maverick is a good starting point to offer our users new stacks we have not thought of before. This includes Virus Scanning for File Servers, Calendaring/Email and network monitoring.
Suggesting new stacks offers our users a drop in replacement for common workloads for the local area networks. These include Calendaring, Antivirus, and network monitoring.
- Gregory is a network administrator who wants to have a calendaring server in order for his boss can share a calendar with him.
- Pedro would like to pay for a network monitoring system but his boss will only alow him to install a commercially available program so they can get support.
- Jason is a network administrator who wants to replace their old Microsoft exchange server with a FOSS alternative.
- The packages that were selected are the following:
- Vscan - A virus scanning module for Samba.
- SOGO - A FOSS calendaring solution for Linux.
- ZenOSS - A FOSS network monitoring solution.
- Liferay - An enterprise open source portal and collaboration software.
- Spice - Allows users to connect to virtual desktops.
- vscan is an external samba module that is not supported by the samba developers and needs to be
- forward ported.
- SOGO's debian packaging is complete, however it needs to be reviewed
- ZenoSS is not packaged and it will have to be done.
- Liferay is not packaged and it will have to be done.
- spice will be handled by the Ubuntu Server Community.
BoF agenda and discussion
Canonical needs to weigh maintenance costs vs. benefits to deviate from upstream: * Samba vscan (zul) Upstream needs to be guided to the REVU/upload process: * sogo (zul) -> universe * zarafa (zul) -> universe - this is packaged in partner, but deps will prevent universe - JP Upstream needs to be engaged for a potential packaging partnership: * Zenoss - JPugh works directly with them - potentially a very difficult packaging process * Liferay - JPugh works directly with them - this has deps on Sun Java Will be handled as part of the Ubuntu Server community blueprints: * Spice (revolutionlinux) Abandoned: * JBoss5