Back in business

Back in business

I have been taking time to study for a certification exam. I have now finished this and can dedicate more time to Bongo. My next two projects are to see how to create the bongo torrent again and also to work on some suggestions made about the BongoDemo Vitrual Machine So that is the aim

Bongo Demo VM

I have now created the Bongo demo virtual machine. I was going to use an rpath installation but that has proved to much for me to take on board at the moment.

I will look into that at a later date. I have also created a torrent file and website for the Bongo demo server, I just need Alex to approve the site and also someone on the team who knows css to help me brand the page.

Once I have been authorised to release the torrent site. I will announce it here

First of many

I thought I would start by explaining how I came to be using Bongo

I started using Bongo when it was still called NIMS and was part of the beta test on that one. When it was released I bought a red box version and installed it on a server that I was hosting on my broadband at home. I only had a 5 user license then and created accounts for my family to use the server.

As the family usage and numbers increased I bought more licenses. When I was asked if I wanted to be a beta tester on version 3 I jumped at the chance. I then moved on to version 3.5.

When Novell reported that they were making Netmail open source I was elated and could not wait for the system to get to a stable release. Things seemed to stagnate on the hula front and I was worried as there were rumours that Novell were going to drop Netmail completely. I started investigating solutions that I could use to replace my Netmail implementation but found nothing that could do what it did.

The Netmail mailing list was very quiet for a long time and I decided to have a look at IRC. Well am I glad I did. I have been lucky to be able to join bongo at the beginning and to help move it on.
I even tried my hand at bug fixing with the bongo-setup script so that the ssl certificate it created would not complain when you used it with a mail client.
I am also trying my hand at creating vmware images on different os’s for people to test Bongo on.

So hopefully I will be able to contribute to the project as it grows and grows.

Thanks to Alex and the guys for what they are doing