k, i'm a Roundcube user right now, and I am interested in a thin distrib for a few reasons, based on the fact that i use mac os x server for everything here:
- i've got about 10 users that are off and on the server's network, and i decided to use opendirectory for everything (that means, client software management (forcing certain network options, software update servers, preferences, etc), AFP shares, centralised authentication, etc).
- there are other websites (subdomains) running on the same server. from what i can tell from the other posts (i haven't had a chance to install or really look over the code yet, so i may not be accurate with this), it seems that zimbra owns http/s ports - which might make this a bit difficult.
now, i don't care about running two instances of mysql, but it's not as simple as to reeningeer the built-in zimbra ldap to authenticate all users against everything else (such as AFP, FTP, console login, shells, radius).
i don't even mind having to configure zimbra from a CLI, that's trivial (squirrelmail works that way, roundcube works that way - from vi, horde works that way - doesn't quite matter, i'm used to it by now).
anyway, just a quick note on why this makes sense for me, but maybe it's not the case for everyone and i understand the zimbra team's position on preferring releasing fat distribs, instead of thin distribs.
i'll look into it, if i can come up with something workable, i'll let you guys know.