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Maintenance update to SLOX 4.1


(Last modified: 05NOV2003)

solutions Maintenance update to SLOX 4.1 SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (e9de1994229dbed5407e9e07db1f26ea)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4

Package: imapweb32
Release: 20031105
Obsoletes: none


Everyone should install these packages.




This maintenance update contains the update to SUSE LINUX Openexchange Server version 4.1. The changes are:
Security fix
Fixed several cross site scripting vulnerabilities.
  1. Interface (New Function) Integration of a WebDAV/XML interface with detailed documentation for the calendar, contacts, and tasks units. The interface supports all functions provided by SUSE LINUX Openexchange Server (e.g., conflict management and availability check in the calendar)
  2. Permissions (New Function) A dedicated delete/owner permission is now available. The delete permission is set under the write permission tab. As previously, all persons with write permissions can delete an object. Additionally, a person with write permissions can be designated as the owner with delete permissions. The delete permission can only be assigned to another person by the owner of the object.
  3. Layout (New Function) The user can move the right navigation frame to the left. The previous shortcuts in the right frame are expanded by a task view, folder view, and instant messaging. Furthermore, the shortcuts can now be activated or deactivated by the user. These user-specific settings are saved and restored at the next login. The shortcuts in the right/left frame can be defined globally by the administrator in a configuration file. The administrator can determine which shortcuts are made available in the company and in which order they are displayed to the user. The number of months displayed in the miniature calendar can also be defined in a configuration file.
  4. Folders (New Function) For the optimum integration of Outlook and functional expansion of the web interface, SUSE LINUX Openexchange Server 4.1 makes use of "Public Folders" that can be assigned permissions like in Outlook/Exchange. On the folder level, object templates are used to predefine permissions for newly created objects. If necessary, these can be modified on the object level. Like Outlook folders, "Public Folders" only contain objects of a certain format. The following folder types are supported: appointment, contact, task folders, and an unspecified folder. Folder permissions can be assigned on the Outlook folder level and in the SUSE LINUX Openexchange Server 4.1 web interface. Other supported functions:
    • Assignment of folder permissions for selected persons and groups.
    • Mapping of the permission concept of Openexchange Server.
    • Nesting of various object types (e.g., a contact folder can contain a task folder or an appointment folder).
    • Create, edit, move, delete folders.
  5. Calendar, tasks, projects: View templates (New Function) View templates can be created for appointments, tasks, and projects. For example, a secretary can save the calendar of her boss as the default template. Subsequently, the calendar of the boss will be opened when the calendar icon is clicked.
  6. Calendar: Task series (Optimization) The task series function has been substantially expended. For example, series such as appointment on the second Monday of the month every three months can now be created.
  7. Calendar: Task series (New Function) The Magic SUSE menu now enables the selection of participants/groups/resources that are represented as a team view in a parallel day view (parallel day view of multiple participants and resources). By means of a configuration file, the administrator can determine the maximum number of parallel day views, thus taking various screen resolutions into consideration.
  8. Contacts: Consolidation (Optimization) The contacts unit was technically revised. Moreover, when an address is deleted, the user can now decide whether to delete the contacts associated with this address or to keep the contacts without any company address association.
  9. Projects: Deletion (Optimization) Projects can also be deleted. Optionally, the tasks associated with the project can also be deleted or detached from the project (general tasks).
  10. Documents: WebDAV (New Function) The WebDAV/XML interface also exists for the documents unit in SUSE LINUX Openexchange Server 4.1. Thus, this unit can be accessed with external applications and users can easily access SUSE LINUX Openexchange Server 4.1 folders and documents directly from standard office applications (MS Office,, StarOffice, browsers). The SUSE LINUX Openexchange Server 4.1-specific folder and document permissions are applied consistently:
    • Subfolders and documents are saved or newly created with the permissions of the respective parent folders.
    • When a document that already exists with the same file name is saved anew, a new version is generated automatically.
    • The permission to delete documents and folders is taken into consideration as defined in SUSE LINUX Openexchange Server 4.1.
  11. Web mail: Sorting, search, performance (Optimization) The following optimizations have been implemented:
    • E-mail messages can be copied.
    • E-mail messages that have been replied to are marked with a flag. Moreover, the flag can manually be set vie Options.
    • Sorting by the status (new, unread, read).
    • Attached text, HTML, and image files can now be viewed inline without opening a new window.
    • Forwarded messages are displayed as mail attachments.
    • Substantially increased performance for UU-encoded messages.
    • Predefined search parameters.
    • Sorting and browsing the search result.
    • Optimized search accuracy.
    • New button for viewing the next unread message.
Third-party integration
  1. Instant Messaging by DyCE (New Function) Integration of chat, instant messaging, and synchronous telecooperation. The integration of SUSE LINUX Openexchange Server 4.1 with DyCE Instant Messenger from go4teams GmbH provides users with the following functions in a portal component:
    • Display of personal contact list with topical awareness information (which participants can currently be reached?)
    • Transmission of instant messages to participants from the contact list.
    • Online conferences in chat sessions for quick coordination, even in larger groups.
    • Real-time cooperation tools such as the shared whiteboard, cooperative text editor, joint brainstorming, and cooperative mind-mapping for shared content editing. These cooperation tools can be started directly from the portal component.
  2. Ferrari Fax/SMS server Fax and SMS product integration of OfficeMaster(TM) ferrariFAX for Openexchange prepared in YaST:
    • Support for new fax hardware.
    • Available in three versions for 10 users, 25 users, and an unlimited number of users.
    • The products for 10 and 25 users make use of AVM or Eicon CAPI cards.
    • The product for an unlimited number of users makes use of the new OfficeMaster" cards from Ferrari Electronic, which are available in six variants.
    • The new hardware is autodetected by the administration program and configured with suitable default values.
    • The fax and SMS services can be assigned separately to every user.
    • LDAP fields and graphics (logos) can be adopted in cover pages.
    • Internally, the fax server was entirely switched to UTF8 in order to ensure the correct processing of accented characters and other special European characters in e-mail messages and cover pages.
    • A new client software is available for Windows, Linux/Unix, and Mac OS X, enabling the transmission of fax messages by printing on a fax printer. The fax number is queried in a dialog in which the user is shown his address books via an LDAP query. A local fax printer that locally converts documents into fax messages is available for Windows clients. The client software supports the transmission on behalf of other users. The use of groups enables the routing of reply faxes to group mailboxes (e.g., sales) instead of a person.
    • The LDAP schema of SUSE LINUX Openexchange Server 4.1 was expanded to manage additional fax-specific properties for users in the SUSE LINUX Openexchange Server 4.1 administration interface.


Please install the update with YOU or download the packages provided at the location noted below and refer to the following chapter for installation.

Installation notes

This update is provided as a collection of RPM packages that can be installed onto a running system easily by using YaST Online Update (YOU).
In case using the automated installation by YaST Online Update (YOU) is not possible the packages can also be installed by running this command:
rpm -Uvh imapweb32.rpm suad32.rpm sessiond32.rpm comfire-intranet.rpm comfire-webmail.rpm comfire-sync.rpm jdom.rpm xntp-doc.rpm dyce.rpm ffums.rpm sloes-release.rpm
(one single command line)

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