WebTop 5: new update release 5.7.3

The WebTop development team has just released a new update release: 5.7.1
(thanks to the Webtop Team: @Amygos, @giacomo @gabriele_bulfon e @matteo.albinola).

Here are the official release notes published: https://www.sonicle.com/docs/webtop5/release_notes.html#release-notes

In particular, with this release all issues related to those development versions 5.7.0 and 5.7.1 .
Reference issue: https://github.com/NethServer/dev/issues/5770

:boom: In this release are contained, in addition to a faster login, many graphic improvements, new multiple searches for various services and management of external IMAP accounts.

:bulb:NOTE: The new compact email display mode will be set as default only on new installations. For the installations that will be updated we have chosen to leave the current display unchanged.
In both cases the user will have the freedom to change modes when he believes:


Top new features:

  • [mail] Show “No message selected” on the message view when nothing is selected

  • [mail] External mail account management
    (reception only and deactivated by default)
    To activate it from the admin panel add this authorization to users:

  • [mail] Description of favorite

  • [calendar] Provide a better hierarchical display of Calendars

  • [calendar] The reminder on calendar events is not synchronized with CalDAV

  • [calendar] Make logic insensitive to all-day events time convention (part1)

  • [calendar] New unified search tool

  • [calendar] Each shared schedule should always be activated and expanded by default

  • [contacts] Edit contact button in the preview window

  • [contacts] Provide a better hierarchical display of Categories

  • [contacts] Add display name field


  • [contacts] New unified search tool

  • [tasks] Transform the category chooser (during Move/Copy) into a tree

  • [tasks] Provide a better hierarchical display of Categories

Major bug fixes:

  • [core] After user autoCreation an error entry is traced

  • [core] Usernames starting with a number in AD domain, are not allowed in admin interface

  • [mail] Using addressbook, no recipients are shown without a name or surname

  • [mail] Mail preview may break html5 content

  • [calendar] Event instance is lost when recurring event start is moved ahead

  • [calendar] Copying an event does not synchronize the original event via CalDAV

  • [calendar] Until date in recurring event is excluded from instances count

  • [calendar] The availability of the guest is not shown

  • [cloud] File download notification is not sent

  • [cloud] Webdav server fails to list folders with special characters

To update immediately or install this new release:

yum clean all && yum update \*webtop5\* (to update)

yum clean all && yum install @nethserver-webtop5-groupware (to install)


I think I’ve found a glitch :slight_smile:
In E-mail -> compact mode, the association of the image in the circle with that present in the contact (if existing) is not made.

Hi @saitobenkei,

this is not a technical problem but a choice :wink:
For now, the image in the compact view of the email grid can only show the initials and no match is made with any images uploaded to the address book.

For the future we have some ideas for recovering senders’ images even from various social networks …

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Has this update been pulled from the repo?

I can’t upgrade beyond 5.5.8.



Have you already tried this?

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I think you’re right:

The release has been retired since new bugs have been raised. More information will follow.

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Yes it has been pulled because we registered unexpected high load during search usage.
We are about to test an upstream fix.

In the meanwhile @Amygos or @lucag could you please add more info inside the issue?

Thanks for confirming that I’m not going crazy :slight_smile:

Good luck hunting those bugs …



@Amygos any news? I’m anxious! :rofl: :slight_smile:

Sadly no… It is a viscid bug and seem very hard find and replicate. :sob:

BTW we are working hard with @webtop_team for fix the problem, maybe we are closed to the solution but we want to be sure first, the last thing that we want is release a broken webtop update. :slightly_smiling_face:


Notice @federico.ballarini @Matt1 and all that the new 5.7.3 has finally been published.

To update immediately or install this new release:

yum clean all && yum update \*webtop\* tomcat8 -y (to update)

yum clean all && yum install @nethserver-webtop5-groupware (to install)

For technical reasons the release of the “External mail account management” feature was postponed.


Very Good Job! :slight_smile:


As I red that external imap-accounts are supported, I wanted give it a try.

Tried it on 2 different VMs (proxmox). One with 7.6 and one with 7.7rc1, both clean installs from iso.
The 7.6 is joind to my NS-AD, the 7.7rc1 has its own local AD with only 1 user
Sogo works on both. :thinking:
Any requirements I’m missing?

EDIT: Seems it was only a matter of time. I was to impatient. Tried to login now and suddenly it works. Sorry for bothering you. :blush:


Strange. I updated but the login screen still report that I’m using v5.6 :thinking:

Additionally, I’d like to test the external IMAP account feature but it’s not working (not possible to add a new account).

I had the same experience until I found this statement.

About version 5.6:


It seems that versioning isn’t that straight.

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The feature has been hidden because it’s still in beta and we encountered some issues.
If you want to test it, you need to:

  1. Login into WebTop
  2. Open the browser console (F12 in Chrome)
  3. Execute the following: WT.enaExtAcc=true

This procedure is an internal and could break anytime soon :wink:

Versioning is hard, WebTop versioning is harder :crazy_face:


:smiley: :smiley: :smiley:

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Thanks @giacomo ! It works but unfortunately clicking on the save & close button does nothing :thinking: Did I miss something ?


I don’t know. I requested to have the option as a requirement for doing some tests before the release of the external accounts features, but I never tried it myself.
Let’s see if someone from the @webtop_team can shed some light on this. @lucag feel free to create a new topic on this.

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