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17th April 2009, 06:35 AM
Fedora 11 is the first Linux distro that recognises my 22" HP w2228 screen on the docking station and clones the image from the laptop, to the 22" in the right resolution. Bravo :)
But actually I am more exited about the Evolution-exchange plugin. I don't have the guts to test it in the production environment yet.
I was trying to install it, but I read that it is for Exchange 2007 servers. What about Exchange 2003 servers? Has the Mapi protocol changed from 2003 to 2007? What will happen if I try it on a 2003 installation? Has anyone tried that?
17th April 2009, 10:22 AM
The new version of the Evolution-Exchange plugin works dandy on our Exchange 2003 server (F10 and Ubuntu 8.10 clients)....and is a huge improvement on the old "screen-scraping" of OWA method.... It's infinitely more stable...although you still occasionally need to kill the process "evolution --force-shutdown" in the event of it stopping picking up new mail.
It's also a little sluggish if you have more than 1000 or so messages in any given folder (so I have to be a little more aggressive with my organising of sent items...
17th April 2009, 10:27 AM
OK. Is it the evolution-exchange og the evolution-mapi plugin you are using?
I have not been able to find evolution-mapi for the Ubuntu 8.10 box I am using at the moment.
17th April 2009, 11:06 AM
My bad - it's evolution-exchange....part of the repo packages that have been re-made by http://www.openchange.org/ rather than the Novell/Ximian exchange connectors in previous versions....
I wasn't aware of the evolution-mapi plugin.....but from what I've read it is backward compatible to Exch 2003
17th April 2009, 01:41 PM
OK, thats nice to know.
The question now is, do I dare to install it in a production environment :)
17th April 2009, 05:19 PM
well....it's not a case of installing it on a server..... Just a case of having a test machine that you can attempt to use the plugin on....I'd risk it :D
19th April 2009, 05:17 PM
Actually, if it results in a corrupt Data Storage in the Exchange, then I will have to make a disaster recovery of an exchange server. That is really not funny :)
20th April 2009, 08:21 PM
I am using evolution-mapi / openchange to connect to an Exchange 2007 server.
Right now, I am able to setup my account, authenticate, receive email, and send email to external accounts only.
When trying to email to internal accounts (same domain), my emails are rejected. I have filed bug 496702 (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=496702) for this.
Right now, I don't recommend using evolution-mapi as your production email because of the sending issue. I have a Windows XP VM running just to use Outlook. :rolleyes:
UPDATE: If the user is in the SAME organizational unit/administrative group, delivery succeeds. This error ONLY occurs if the recipient is in a DIFFERENT administrative group.
So if your entire company is in the same organizational unit/administrative group, it'll work just fine.
20th April 2009, 08:51 PM
Also, the Global Address Book isn't working yet - not truly a bug, it's an upstream feature that is still in development. If you have the openchange-client package installed, I've written a quick perl script to generate an Evolution-compatible CSV file you can import.
It's not flawless, but it's a good quick-fix if you're stubborn like me and insist on using things before they're ready. I'm not sure if I successfully attached it (in tar.gz format) or not, so here's hoping.
21st April 2009, 05:48 PM
The Global Address Book was one of the reasons why I was interested ind the MAPI-Plugin. Hmm, I will wait for final release then. Thanks.
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