Zimbra 9 Open Source build by Zextras

Introduction

Everyday, Zextras builds Zimbra and Zextras towards Zimbra: since the rise of our company, we have always written code that is integrated into Zimbra. The deep knowledge of Zimbra gave us the confidence to take the responsibility of building and maintaining a professional Zimbra 9 Open Source based on Zimbra’s official repositories: welcome to the Zimbra 9 Open Source build by Zextras.

Zimbra 9 Open Source build by Zextras

Zextras provides, for users' convenience only, the unofficial builds of Synacor’s Zimbra made by Zextras® of Zimbra 9 Open Source on the Zextras website, under the applicable open source licenses (https://www.zimbra.com/legal/licensing/) as from Zimbra version 9 those are not natively available for download.

Please note that these are builds curated by Zextras, based on the source code as made available by Synacor without any substantial changes. Zimbra is a trademark of Synacor. No endorsement is claimed or implied from Zimbra, Synacor or any of their employees or company officers. The software is provided as is. You are invited to make your own build using the source code available at https://github.com/Zimbra/

Synacor and Zextras as independent, unaffiliated companies. Zextras provides proprietary extensions to the open source version of Zimbra, see at https://store.zextras.com

A message from Paolo Storti, CEO @ Zextras

In the late ‘90s I’ve started to work as Linux System administrator. Lately I’ve focused on providing Open Source email solutions: during this period, the struggle is real. Integrating and maintaining a multitude of heterogeneous components was an ongoing challenge, nights and days spent on finding the way to provide a suitable solution.

Some years later Zimbra broke into the scene and this was definitely the turning point for me: I immediately fell in love with the chance to provide a solution maintained as a single project in which all the pieces fit perfectly together.

As a communication systems fan and Open Source supporter, I’ve found in Zimbra everything I’ve always dreamt of. This is the reason why I’ve decided to give continuity to this project I strongly believe in, by making available the Zimbra 9 Open Source build by Zextras.

— Paolo Storti
CEO @ Zextras

Compatibility and Technical Details

  • Zextras Suite is only compatible with the Zimbra 9 Open Source build by Zextras;

  • Only single-serve installations have been successfully tested;

Zimbra 9.0.x Open Source build by Zextras vs Zimbra 8.8.x OSE

To date, there is no tangible difference between Zimbra 9 Open Source build by Zextras and Zimbra 8.8.x OSE.

While this might change in the future, infrastructures that are running the current official Long Term Support release, Zimbra 8.8.15, have no real need to update. We suggest to test the Zimbra 9 Open Source build by Zextras with new, single-server installations in mind.

Support and General Availability

The Zimbra 9 Open Source build by Zextras is not an officially supported Zextras Product, it is provided "as is" and does not fall under the list of products we provide technical support for (Zextras Suite, Zextras Team).