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.
Here’s a short review of recent changes in the Elastic skin. I ported the code to the first stable release of Bootstrap 4 and fixed some bugs. There’s also a new Roundcube feature.
As I announced I’m working on porting Kolab plugins to Elastic. I just finished working on Kolab Tags functionality. In comparison to the old design we have two small changes:
– tags list is displayed below the folders list as before, but visually it is the same element. It is also not a tag-cloud, but a simple list. The tag-list related actions were put into the Actions menu in the list footer.
– we display tag color by applying the color to the tag icon.
We use tags functionality in other plugins, e.g. Tasks and Notes, however all of them use its own tags UI implementation. When working on these I’m going to unify and make them use the same tag-list look/behavior.
Still in a need of a graphic designer! I’m finishing work on core functionality for the new Roundcube theme. Almost all of the current functionality as of now is implemented in Elastic, including core plugins. In this post I’m providing information about some recent updates (with some sreenshots).