We've done a couple of announcements and blog posts in a variety of locations about this new thing called Kolab 3.0 - you may have heard about it.
It's been a little while since you got your last update, and many people walk up to me on the street in my hometown of Cardiff in Wales - of all places - asking me when they can expect Kolab 3.0 beta to be released. Nah, just kidding.
All kidding aside, Kolab Groupware has a very, very large user community. While I recognize many are in anticipation for Kolab 3.0 to be called stable, I have to admit a large proportion of our users have Debian-based deployments.
Long story short, the packaging for APT repositories has lagged for quite a while. Thankfully, with the help of community members, the packaging for Debian Wheezy has picked up pace and we're closing in on being able to bless it.
Since I am a credit-where-credit-is-due kinda guy, please allow me to say thank you on your behalf to the following people, who volunteer their time and effort; in no particular order;
It's the new eleventh commandment the Kolab Groupware community shall live by: "11. Thou shall applaud their efforts".
As Debian packaging is picking up, we find more and more people are willing and able to sink their teeth into it and report issues.
To me, personally, and I would literally be the person to pull the trigger on releasing Kolab 3.0 beta, it would be detrimental not to say offensive and/or disrespectful if we were to slap the beta label on to Kolab 3.0 without giving this relatively new momentum in Debian packaging a chance to complete its efforts. Offensive and disrespectful not only to those doing the work, but the large proportion of our community awaiting the work to complete for them to enjoy as well.
So, that's what we're waiting for - for Debian packaging to be in a state where those doing the work and therefore also being at the receiving end of bugs to tell me they are satisfied - noted I keep a very keen eye on progress.
To keep in touch with the progress being made, please consider subscribing to our Kolab development mailing list, and more importantly, register for a bugzilla account to be able to add yourself to CC: on the APT packaging tracker bug.
If you want to try Kolab 3.0 on Debian, please don't hesitate to read up on our documentation with installation and configuration instructions.