[horde] Fwd: Re: Fwd: Re: Interface design Horde 4.1/5.0

Simon Brereton simon.brereton at buongiorno.com
Tue Apr 24 18:09:01 UTC 2012

On 24 April 2012 13:57, Andreas Mauser <andreas at mauser.info> wrote:
> Hi,
> Just to mention that it would help if the developers and the community
> working (and testing) together and bringing online a
> horde.org/sync_compatibility page (if possible) where the compatible devices
> and sync client versions are stated.
> It really took me some time and nerves to find the correct client and client
> version to sync fine on my Blackberry. I even bought the Nexthaus client,
> which I personally dont suggest, because for me it didnt work at all.
> Today I dont have problems with synching H4 with my BB Bold 9700 and the
> Funambol Client v10.0.1.

No one should rely on BB support much past the end of 2012.  But why
do you need a separate client?  Since Horde4 supports the ActiveSync
protocol, it should work natively.  Since Horde devs can't access
every device or afford deviceanywhere, if you have a issues with
particular device you should make logs of a clean install and sync
available to them via the bug-tracking tool.

Personally (for the other posters) I don't understand the "we don't
like the new look&feel/our users are too stupid to train" complaints.
Just about the only guaranteed thing in this world apart from death
and taxes is that SW will get/need new functionality and user
interfaces will change.  It's been that way since Windows3.0 and I
don't see it changing anytime soon.  Horde wouldn't release something
that didn't work.  In many cases the "features" they introduced were
because of RFC compliance and this is a good thing in the long run.

If you're managing a large base of users, spend some time putting
together an overview of the new look and feel, outline where new
features are to be found.  It's part of your admin responsibility.  Or
decide not to upgrade until Horde5.  But don't hold the rest of us
back who appreciate the native client look and feel that the
developers have worked hard to mimic (and mostly succeeded).



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