Thanks to work of Philip Weir (johndoh) Roundcube’s password plugin received a few new features. Philip is Roundcube contributor and author of some nice plugins, e.g. contextmenu, sauserprefs, swipe, but let’s see what’s new in Password.
On mobile the mail composer options and attachments list is not visible from the main screen. To give the user a quick indication of most important options I created a status bar widget on the main screen.
In the future we can add some more icons, but for now there are the most important ones. The paper-clip icon indicates attached files. The other two indicate enabled Enigma’s sign and encrypt options. Clicking on any of them will move the user to Options and Attachments view.
Kolab_files plugin adds “cloud” storage to Roundcube. It uses Kolab’s storage abstraction service called Chwala, which aside of Kolab storage supports also Seafile and WebDAV. Because it’s a different API we couldn’t just use the existing ACL plugin which operates on IMAP only.
It has been noticed in the early usability tests of the new Elastic skin that mail composing page is not very user friendly. We noted quite a lot of different issues there. I started working on these and this includes quite a significant change to the page layout.
There’s a lot of sieve extensions available to help with incoming mail processing. Managesieve plugin for Roundcube provides a nice user interface to manage your scripts and supports a lot of existing extensions. Recently I added support for another one: editheader.
These days a chat application is a must-have for a groupware system. Kolab did some work in that direction in the past, but that didn’t really give good results yet. So, on a customer request, we decided to try another approach and integrate an existing open source chat application (actually that’s what we usually do). Read more to see how that works and how it opens ways to integrate other chat applications more easily.
The last big part of the Roundcube user interface not yet ported to Elastic was the HTML editor. And it was left untouched for so long for a reason. Read more to find out why and what I achieved throughout the last week.
Short information about progress in Elastic skin and some news from the UX/design field.
Kolab Files is a plugin that extends Roundcube with file storage and document editing functionalities. In this post I’ll show you how it looks like with the new Roundcube’s Elastic skin.
Just take a look at some screenshots. KolabNow users can test this live via the beta programme.