Yes, it will break Zarafa with the following message:
Not Found: PHP mapi extension not found
If you have upgraded zarafa, please restart Apache
Zarafa WebApp can't start because of incompatible configuration.
Please correct above errors, a good start is by checking your '/etc/php.ini' file.
Or if you wish, you can disable this config check by editing the file '/usr/share/zarafa-webapp/config.php', but this is not recommend.
In my quick tests, it works fine for Joomla!, WordPress and Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware. I didn't try ownCloud but I suspect it works fine as well.
So I am wondering if there are any recipes out there to set up a minimal ClearOS instance on a rented server, whose sole purpose is to tunnel info to my local ClearOS. This adds a point of failure, but it's an acceptable compromise in this case. No information would live on the server, so I wouldn't even set up backups for data.
Marcel van Leeuwen wrote: Is it possible to use network storage?
Only if it's almost always available. Many apps require reliable storage and bad things happen when storage is offline - example apps:
- Squid Web Proxy
- System Database
- Zarafa Mail Stores
On the flip side, regular file serving via Samba/Flexshare would do fine with network storage. It's not the end of the world if the network store is offline for file serving. Since this is a common scenario, we have considered adding support for two types of storage. That feature is for Storage Manager 2.0 though.
Marc Laporte wrote: Peter: having multiple versions available is more work. However, is there an easy way to get Apache to use the PHP 5.5 from SCL for all web requests?
With the release of RHEL 7, there's less urgency in getting SCL rolled into ClearOS 6. That's a bummer, but we only have X number of development hours and RHEL 7 gives us a fresh start.
Still no ETA, but our development focus has shifted from ClearOS 6.6 (in beta) to ClearOS 7. There are still a few unknowns (e.g. the new installer in RHEL7) so it's hard to put an estimate on a release date. Guesstimate: we'll be seeing a public beta release by mid-September.
In ClearOS 7, Samba will be version 4 and we already have support for regular file shares and NT domains. I don't know if the Active Directory implementation will be stable enough for the initial ClearOS 7 release, but it will certainly be ready for kicking the tires.