Roundcube got another new release candidate. This updated version has a lot of improvements and fixed bugs. HTML message composition is also included but by disabled by default because it’s still experimental.

I wonder how long it will be before we see a proper regular release. For more than a year it has been nothing but beta and RC’s. The product is stable enough to be used in a production environment and has enough features to be able to use it daily. I wonder what is keeping it from releasing it properly.

To update roundcube, if you’ve used the DIYMacServer provided installation instructions, and if you are upgrading from RC1 are:

Extract the RC2 archive into '/Library/WebServer/Documents'. Create new copies of the configuration files and edit them to reflect the same settings as in the RC1 installation.

Remove the original ’roundcubemail’ symbolic link and create a new one:

sudo ln -s /Library/WebServer/Documents/roundcubemail-0.1-RC2 /Library/WebServer/Documents/roundcubemail

Nothing more to do ! If you have an older version it’s necessary to recreate the database because it has changed. Just do a ‘drop databasename’ and run the sql scripts as explained in the installation documentation.