After the latest delay from August 31 to September 2, 2009, Zimbra.com has finally released their new product, Zimbra Collaboration Suite 6.0.0 GA.
It’s the major upgrade since version 5.0.18. Click here for complete explanation about Zimbra Network Edition features and bug fixes. Release notes for Zimbra open source edition could be found on this link.
As of version 6.0.0, Zimbra dropping openSUSE from their supported OS list but still maintain their support for enterprise product by provide the availability binary installer for SLES 10, both 32 bit and 64 bit.
What’s the surprise news, Zimbra also included binary installer for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 64 bit. It’s become a surprise because the latest update on Zimbra Product Portal haven’t added SLES 11 as supported OS yet. Why it’s only provide the 64 bit, Mike Morse of Zimbra describe the reason why Zimbra take the decision to encourage the 64 bit usage.
Although openSUSE become unsupported distro, I’ve successfully installed Zimbra 6.0.0 on openSUSE 11.1 by making a few changes to Zimbra-Auto script for RC1. I will updating the Zimbra Appliance by bundling Zimbra 6.0.0 as second option beside version 5.0.18.
If you wish to test Zimbra 6.0.0, download the binary installer from http://www.zimbra.com/community/downloads.html.