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Offline SKaero

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Support Roundcube Next!
« on: May 06, 2015, 01:16:00 PM »
What started with the hypothetical question, "how would we implement
Roundcube if we could start over again?"
, has now grown into a
concrete plan how to create the responsive, fast and beautiful
successor of Roundcube. It has become clear that the architectural
changes necessary for this are way too big to be applied to the
current Roundcube codebase without breaking the compatibility in a
major way. That's why we're planning to define Roundcube One as
feature complete and focus on a new core engine for the future
Roundcube webmail application.

In order to make than happen, we can reply on long time partners who
supported Roundcube already in the past. Kolab Systems has offered to
drive this project by contributing their well established software
development capabilities and dedicate additional developer power to
help us get the work done. In addition to that, the folks from Kolab
Digital in London are going to share their expertise on the UX and
design part of it.

Two major goals are important to us: Besides improving the core
technology and modernizing the UI, we also aim to move some of the
groupware features we currently see in the Kolab suite into Roundcube
itself and make them available for other backends. And we'll certainly
provide a migration path to existing Roundcube installations.

So to enable us to achieve these high stake goals together for
Roundcube Next we proudly announce our crowdfunding campaign at
Indiegogo. Go to https://roundcu.be/next and back us if you can or
help us spread the word about it. Your websites, blogs and social
media channels can help us reach more people. Or if you're working
for, or are a customer of, an ISP who's already using Roundcube,
please forward this campaign to your product manager.

Let's challenge today's email and create the most awesome webmail
application people deserve to communicate freely using systems and
services they can trust. The next Roundcube will of course again be
100% open source and made available to everybody. This is your chance
to contribute to the success of free software.

Many thanks to all of our past, current and future supporters!

Sincerely,
The Roundcube Dev Team

Source: http://lists.roundcube.net/pipermail/users/2015-May/010996.html
Help Support Roundcube Next: http://roundcube.net/next

BrotherAndrew

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Re: Support Roundcube Next!
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2015, 12:46:57 PM »
So, is Roundcube Next going to Fully Replace the Current Roundcube?  Is that going to Launch with 1.3?   8)

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Re: Support Roundcube Next!
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2015, 07:32:03 PM »
Eventually but no time soon.

BrotherAndrew

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Re: Support Roundcube Next!
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2015, 10:09:33 AM »
So 1.3 might be a Year or so down the road?   8)

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Re: Support Roundcube Next!
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2015, 10:53:51 AM »
I would guess that it would be released as a 2.0 and most likely a year+ before its finished. Hopefully there be some alpha builds within ~6 months, but keep in mind that I'm just guessing.

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Re: Support Roundcube Next!
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2015, 11:01:37 AM »
  For 1.3 is says:

  - Mobile/responsive skin
  - Keyboard shortcuts for common actions

So, Mobile Responsive is going to Launch Before R C Next?   8)

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Re: Support Roundcube Next!
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2015, 11:23:53 AM »
Maybe, but AFAIK no works been started on that.

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Re: Support Roundcube Next!
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2015, 11:35:34 AM »
OK, well since Mobile Responsive is Vital these days, I've been Very Excited about R C Launching that!   ;D

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Re: Support Roundcube Next!
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2015, 10:38:29 AM »
Any news for Backstage Pass access?
Last message I got was on August 11

Kind regards,
Martijn

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Re: Support Roundcube Next!
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2015, 11:09:15 AM »
I haven't heard anything yet, I saw there was some movement in the Kolab repos for Roundcube next so I think its being working on just not sure how quickly.

BrotherAndrew

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Re: Support Roundcube Next!
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2016, 03:41:03 AM »
Since Mobile Responsive has been the Norm for Over 2 Years, I Went Ahead and Made My Web Mail Service Responsive!   8)

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Re: Support Roundcube Next!
« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2017, 11:29:47 PM »
So, is it official yet that Roundcube Next is thoroughly dead (together with my backing of US100 ..)

It would be nice if at least the guy(s) behind it could have the decency of saying so and perhaps even give some rough account of where all those US100k raised went ?

Even if it failed there might be some good lessons learned so we at least can benefit from that?

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Re: Support Roundcube Next!
« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2017, 12:22:43 AM »
Not that I've heard. There was a breakdown of what happened posted on the Roundcube Next forum around 8 months ago but nothing since. It will be interesting to see if Roundcube Next ever does come about.

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Re: Support Roundcube Next!
« Reply #13 on: June 12, 2017, 01:38:35 AM »
Well, given that it was a year since the last official update and basically no real (apart from trivial git updates) progress ever I think it is quite safe to assume it's dead. They spent some money on professional graphic artists to do the images on what it should be and that is basically all that came out of it.

Even if they managed the 100K it is not nearly enough, not even close, if they tried to get developers to do it as a full time work and release it as a (semi-) commercial product.

I understand that project fails (probably 9 of 10 startups fail) that is not really my issue. But I get p**d when they don't even have the decency to say so and perhaps a short analyze on why it failed so we can learn for the next time.

Just "going into hiding" is really a cowardly thing to do especially since a lot of people gave the project financial backing.

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Re: Support Roundcube Next!
« Reply #14 on: June 12, 2017, 09:33:18 AM »
Well as I said there is a breakdown of what went wrong on the Roundcube Next forum. The question is if anything comes next.