A new feature just landed in Roundcube 1.6-git. It is a support for HTML formatting in saved response snippets.
This includes links, images and any HTML feature we usually allow in our rich text editor. When such a response is inserted to a plain text message it will be converted to plain text (and vice versa), so you don’t have to create two versions of each response.
If you use a webmail application for work you will more often need functionality related to business instead of private life. One example is an addressbook, where your contacts can have various properties.
Roundcube has some features that make use of contacts users collected in their addressbook(s). However, the process of adding new contacts was mostly manual and slow. Here come new ways to automatically collect contacts while using the webmail.
The great Calendar and Tasklist plugins from Kolab always contained additional drivers, so they could be used out of a Kolab setup (using SQL database as a storage). That part was never a priority for Kolab developers, but with Roundcube 1.4 and Elastic skin these plugins will be again available from plugins.roundcube.net in an up-to-date versions.
HTML editing functionality in Roundcube is provided by TinyMCE 4. Is the new TinyMCE 5 release ready for update? Is it better from Roundcube perspective? Is the built-in mobile mode good? When will Roundcube update to this version? I may not answer these (yet), but I can already provide some screenshots ;)
In the past week I’ve been working on refreshing the look of the Kolab Administration Panel. The user interface hasn’t been touched since it was created. Even though the webmail frontend has a few themes including the fresh Elastic skin. It was really needed.
Roundcube’s user interface refreshes every now and then in a configured time interval. This is what many imap clients do (or did historically) and what most users understand and accept. I’m not going into details how it’s implemented internally right now, but it’s based on existing IMAP standards (and their limitations). The question is: can we have instant updates instead?
This new plugin (kolab_sso) adds possibility to authenticate users via external authentication services. For example, if your organization has such a service, users can access webmail with a single click (if already authenticated in the service). OpenIDC/OAuth2/SAML2 are technologies widely described and used in the Internet. So, I’ll just shortly write about what we provide at the moment.
Very recently Roundcube’s built-in markasjunk plugin has been merged with the markasjunk2 plugin developed by Philip Weir. If you didn’t know markasjunk2 already read more to understand what that means.