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    Default ZD future EOL

    From the 7.2.0 release notes, Future Changes to ZCS:
    Zimbra Desktop will EOL in a future release of Zimbra but ZD 7.2 will be
    supported with Zimbra 8. The technology choices to provide offline access
    to Zimbra have expanded since the release of Zimbra Desktop 1.0.
    So on a linux desktop do these "technology choices" mean Thunderbird ?

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    We should consider setting up a website to fork ZD 7.2, for desktop and mobile (and inbetween) devices.

    I'll establish one, and post a link here.

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    Expressions of interest: PM me. Or reply here if you have ideas to share.

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    Yes, I also read that and was asking my self what was going on. I expect an official announcment from Zimbra about this. It's too serious to just put 4 lines in a pdf release notes.

    Zimbra Team: please be serious on this and do a real announcment on this story .

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    $$$

    It's pretty clear that vmware will be putting efforts in ZCS Network.

    Just a bunch of fixed bugs and MIME.. only in ZCS Network.

    What announce? ZDesktop will be community supported!

    ccelis

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    Exclamation Vote for RFE to continue developing ZD

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    Default Zimbra is exploring alternative architectures to ZD

    Hi Folks,

    I think there is a little misunderstanding. We are not abandoning an offline/cached experience for desktop devices. For Zimbra 9 we are exploring new architectures like native platform clients and offline HTML5 as examples compared to the current architecture of ZD.

    We're just moving in a different technology direction. That's all. I hope this clarifies our intent.

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdybik View Post
    Hi Folks,

    I think there is a little misunderstanding. We are not abandoning an offline/cached experience for desktop devices. For Zimbra 9 we are exploring new architectures like native platform clients and offline HTML5 as examples compared to the current architecture of ZD.

    We're just moving in a different technology direction. That's all. I hope this clarifies our intent.

    Thanks!
    Thanks for posting, that is SO *not* the way I read the release notes ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdybik View Post
    I think there is a little misunderstanding. We are not abandoning an offline/cached experience for desktop devices. For Zimbra 9 we are exploring new architectures like native platform clients and offline HTML5 as examples compared to the current architecture of ZD.
    We're just moving in a different technology direction. That's all. I hope this clarifies our intent.
    Release notes : "Zimbra Desktop will EOL in a future release of Zimbra but ZD 7.2 will be supported with Zimbra 8."

    After reading all this, I understand that there will be no more release of ZD after the current ZD 7.1.4 (and a future ZD 7.2), until (at least) Zimbra 9 and a new architecture ?!?
    So I understand it will take years and years using this (what will shortly become an) "old" version of ZD before having a replacement software ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by michelp View Post
    Release notes : "Zimbra Desktop will EOL in a future release of Zimbra but ZD 7.2 will be supported with Zimbra 8."

    After reading all this, I understand that there will be no more release of ZD after the current ZD 7.1.4 (and a future ZD 7.2), until (at least) Zimbra 9 and a new architecture ?!?
    So I understand it will take years and years using this (what will shortly become an) "old" version of ZD before having a replacement software ?
    To my mind, you seem have a rather strange interpretation of 'old software'. ZD 2 will be available and supported for the life of ZCS 8.x and will therefore be the current release of the product, what follows will supersede ZD 2 and will be the new version and at that point ZD 2 will become the 'old version'. Isn't that what normally happens during the development life cycle of products?

    Would you rather Zimbra hadn't said anything until the new version/product was available and then announced the EOL for ZD 7.2 and the new product at the same time to maintain a vision that ZD 7.2 was there forever? I guess from your comments that Zimbra is in a no-win situation whichever course of action they follow.
    Last edited by phoenix; 07-20-2012 at 11:26 PM.
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