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June 2, 2020 Conference Call Summary
Expired Sectigo CA Root Certificate
Mark S. reported encountering challenges with updating the certificate chain for the Sectigo SSL certificates (formerly Comodo CA) installed on his Zimbra servers. He said the issue was triggered by a Sectigo root certificate that expired at the end of May 2020, which was minimally publicized by Sectigo in advance, and which is further described here: https://support.sectigo.com/articles/Kn ... ay-30-2020 . Gary C. and Mark discussed strategies for handling this change on his Zimbra installations.
Zimbra Bug And Enhancement Updates
Mark S. said he was hoping that a fix for an earlier reported Zimbra bug, assigned as ZBUG-1485, which relates to failing mailbox moves across mailbox servers using the doMailboxMove command was included in 8.8.15 Patch 10, as he is currently unable to finish decommissioning a deprecated mailbox server until it is fixed. John H. confirmed that this bug is fixed in both 8.8.15 Patch 10 and 9.0 Patch 3.
The release notes for both 8.8.15 Patch 10 and 9.0 Patch 3, which were published the day after the June 2nd Zeta Alliance call, now include a list of all Zimbra bug IDs fixed within the patches:
How To Article For Adding Attachments With A Zimlet in Zimbra 9.0
Barry D. published a new article (https://github.com/Zimbra/zimbra-zimlet-attacher) which provides a walk through of how to write Zimlets that can attach files from an external third-party service in the Zimbra 9.0 Composer.
Zimlet Guide For Supporting Multiple Languages and Storing Metadata in Zimbra 9.0
Barry D. published a guide (https://github.com/Zimbra/zimbra-zimlet-sticky-notes) explaining how to support multiple languages (internationalization) within a Zimlet, in addition to discussing how Zimlets can store custom metadata in Zimbra 9.0.
Barry also mentioned this page (https://wiki.zimbra.com/wiki/DevelopersGuide) which lists several of his recently published articles/guides for getting started with writing Zimlets.
Updating the RMail Zimlet for Zimbra 9.0
Randy L. asked if there were plans to update the RMail Zimlet (https://zimbra.org/extend/items/view/rpost) for Zimbra 9.0. Barry D. suggested that the staff at RPost will need to reach out to the Zimbra Product team to determine the priority for this update.
YouTube Live Stream Event: Building A Zimlet
Barry D. said that he will be presenting a demonstration of how to build a Zimlet on a YouTube Live Stream event on June 18th at 1 pm GMT. Gayle B. said that invites for this event will be sent out soon.
Advance Patch Release Notes For Zimbra Partners
John E. followed-up on a topic from an earlier call and said that a process has been established internally in Synacor to ensure that going forward, the Zimbra Partner Channeltivity Portal will have an advance copy of patch release notes available for partners to review, prior to the general release of Zimbra patches. In earlier Zeta Alliance calls, Zimbra Partners had expressed the importance of receiving advance notice of security and bug fixes to be included within future patches, for the purpose of effectively planning their patching schedules for customers.
Synacor 10-Q Quarterly Report
Mark S. commented that he recently read the Synacor 10-Q quarterly report (https://www.synacor.com/investor-relati ... fault.aspx) and noted that it said Synacor has about 4,000 customers. Mark said that he suspects this number is very low, probably because end users at Zimbra BSPs are not being included in this number.