A colleague from Novell moved to Collanos – I looked at their products – and it’s interesting.
The Collanos Workplace seems to fill several of my needs for working with my team:
– document sharing and management
– team task lists
– cross platform
Most importantly – the model is peer-to-peer. That means that none of my ‘corporate data’ ever lives on someone elses server. That was one of the major downsides to using something like Backpack or Basecamp. (Cool – but kinda interesting from a risk and security angle).
By having this ‘built’ and in the web it also means I don’t have to build an internal server, manage it, keep it safe, back it up – and also use VPN to get data in and out of it.
Feedback soon. I’ve sent the team the data – we should be running in a couple of days.
I’m writing a wiki article on installing WordPress on openSUSE.
The aim is to have this done this week in time for WordCamp.
WordPress 2.0.4 is now out; it’s got a hefty security fix in it – so strongly recommended.
Novell’s PR agency are using del.icio.us to track press for the release of SUSE Linux Enterprise 10.
The link is here http://del.icio.us/SHIFT.Communications.Novell.SUSELinuxEnterprise10
I just updated two servers in the office to SLES 10 – officially launched today.
Things have improved since the internal alpha and beta releases – no problems so far – and very good hardware detection.
I’m writing a document on installing WordPress on SLES 10 – I’ll have that out soon.
[Edit – SLES 10 and WordPress 2.0.3 are running nicely together in my tests. I’ll update the Evil ZEN Scientist blog server tonight and see where that gets me.]
This blog is now running on SLES 10 – woo!
# tail /etc/SuSE-release
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (i586)
VERSION = 10
The first part of my Open Audio Podcasts is now live at Novell Open Audio.
I recorded a series of podcasts today for the new Novell Communities site.
Usual delays – see posts below – but should be up and posted in mid-February.
Topics for discussion: ZENworks 7, ZENworks Asset Management, Patching and BrainShare 2006.
My sister is the Akela of a cub pack back home in England. She wanted something ‘on the web’ – she now has a blog and a website.
I looked at all sorts of options for building the website – it needed to be easy to use, minimal maintenance, good functionality – but also secure, not resource hungry and obviously run on Apache, PHP and MySQL.
I eventually selected Drupal. It has an active developer community; the architecture and structure was logical; the security seems good. Best of all it’s easy enough for non-IT people to use.
It’s live. I updated this blog to WordPress 2.0.
So far so good. The new WYSIWYG editor looks pretty sweet too 🙂
I experimented several times during the holidays on various configurations of SpamAssassin and the like. I finally settled on something I liked and was easy to manage.
I found an addition to IPcop that added these services in a controllable manner – CopFilter – http://www.copFilter.org.
CopFilter plugs into IPcop and adds (for me) an SMTP proxy, ClamAV, SpamAssassin – as well as giving me a really simple web UI to manage things. Best of all all of the components are GPL.
I’ve trained the anti-spam – and it’s really working better so far than my own manual tweaking on a seperate server. 🙂
So far so good – I’ll keep track of the performance and post the results later.