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    sharfuddin NNTP User

    future of iFolder ?


    what are Novell intentions about iFolder ?

    Regards,
    MS


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    GofBorg NNTP User

    Re: future of iFolder ?

    > what are Novell intentions about iFolder ?

    They're still selling it.

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    Joseph Marton NNTP User

    Re: future of iFolder ?

    sharfuddin wrote:

    >
    > what are Novell intentions about iFolder ?


    It's still a part of OES and continues to see development effort with
    security and bug fixes. In fact, some minimal new functionality was
    included with the January OES maintenance updates by adding Windows 8
    support to the iFolder client. Most new functionality though is going
    to be in Filr and not iFolder. Think of Filr as the evolution of
    iFolder, NetStorage, and QuickFinder.

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    Renee Keller NNTP User

    Re: future of iFolder ?

    >
    > They're still selling it.


    And for some reason, they came out with Filr???




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    daniellench NNTP User

    Re: future of iFolder ?


    First of all, they are not selling it. They never have, it is open
    source and free. If you can build it from source you can get the latest
    from sourceforge as the last RPM was for 3.8.4 server. Filr is nice but
    only if you are already using the Novell fee based offering of software
    such as OES or SLES, not openSUSE. I'm not sure if it will stand alone
    like iFolder or if it can integrate into LDAP/AD

    Are you asking about the open source development? That is updated on the
    sourceforge site but there is no offical RPMs in the repo for anything
    other than 3.8.4 and even then you are limited on which openSUSE version
    you are using.

    The big issues are having the correct mono version (2.6.7) and libflaim
    (not libxflaim).

    As of 3.9 and any subsequent release the development is only supported
    and released for SLES or OES which are paid solutions, iFolder 3.9 is
    not in the repos for openSUSE.
    People have gotten iFolder server 3.8.4 to run under openSUSE 12.1 and
    12.2 (waiting on a tutorial for 12.3 and nofolder.com is working on this
    and i'm sure jeremy pavlov from yourlinuxguy.com is as well) (3.9 server
    also)

    I know that there are service contracts for a certain number of years
    out there for OES and SLES and because of these contracts Novell HAS to
    patch bugs and update for things like Windows 8 until those run out.
    After that I have no doubt that iFolder will be retired permanently. I
    personally believe this because of the Attachmate acquirement of Novell
    and if you noticed, this forum (old novell forum) is netiq which is
    owned by attachmate http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NetIQ and in case you
    didn't know, attachmate and Microsoft are bed buddys

    I think it's just business as usual for the "group"
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attachmate
    "In January, 2009, Jeff Hawn, the president and CEO of Attachmate, was
    sentenced to 10 days in jail for authorizing the 2008 slaughter of 32 of
    his neighbor's bison that had wandered onto his Colorado ranch."

    I know how great iFolder is and have found a group that agree. Join us
    at nofolder.com to produce a superior product to iFolder while keeping
    this open and free licensing model.

    Best,
    Daniel


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    KeN Etter NNTP User

    Re: future of iFolder ?

    On Wed, 01 May 2013 12:25:58 GMT, "Renee Keller" <kellerr13@yahoo.com>
    wrote:

    >>
    >> They're still selling it.

    >
    >And for some reason, they came out with Filr???


    Which looks to be an excellent product...getting ready to deploy Filr
    here.

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    Joseph Marton NNTP User

    Re: future of iFolder ?

    daniellench wrote:

    > First of all, they are not selling it. They never have, it is open
    > source and free.


    Yes there's an open source version, but there's also the closed source
    version included with OES. So yes it's also sold. :-)

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    Massimo Rosen NNTP User

    Re: future of iFolder ?

    On 01.05.2013 17:44, daniellench wrote:
    >
    > First of all, they are not selling it. They never have,


    You should urgently get your facts checked.

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  9. #9
    Jim Henderson NNTP User

    Re: future of iFolder ?

    On Wed, 01 May 2013 15:44:02 +0000, daniellench wrote:

    > First of all, they are not selling it.


    Yeah, actually, they do. It's an enterprise product on their price list,
    with a per-seat licensing model and a maintenance option.

    iFolder is dual licensed, from technology that Novell owns (not just
    iFolder, but also FLAIM).

    iFolder 2 was closed source and probably written in C or C++ (since it
    was closed, it's not clear to me at least what it was originally written
    in). I seem to recall they acquired the technology from somewhere, but I
    might be thinking of a different product.

    This forum is a Novell forum (but the chat forum is on Novell, SUSE, and
    NetIQ forum sites - it's the same forum). Novell was acquired by
    Attachmate in May of 2011 - and in case you didn't know, Novell and
    Microsoft have a collaboration agreement as well (but I'm not sure what
    that has to do with anything).

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  10. #10
    Douglas Black NNTP User

    Re: future of iFolder ?

    Jim Henderson,
    >
    > iFolder 2 was closed source and probably written in C or C++ (since it
    > was closed, it's not clear to me at least what it was originally written
    > in). I seem to recall they acquired the technology from somewhere, but I
    > might be thinking of a different product.
    >


    I wish it was still being developed/supported. I like it much better
    than iFolder 3.



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