Yeah, I was reading about that earlier today. One of the sources I read said that it wasn't quite catastrophic since it's still not trivial to break, it's just been (in the source's words) reduced by a factor of 2048. But with similar attacks available on md5 and others, it doesn't look like there are any really safe hash algorithms in general use anymore. Is it time for a new challenger?
I don't understand why people always think that EMail and Calendaring must go together. I already have a good mail server; I'd like a good, standalone calendar server that has nothing to do with it. Sure, I could probably disable the mail server parts of Hula, but I can't help but wonder why they are there in the first place.
What does calendaring have to do with email anyway?
notification of calendar events being set up shows up in your email; notification of events in your email could in theory be auto-extracted into your calendar; both involve some sort of "people management" -- same with address book -- where you want to be able to look up specify groups of people, either to email them or schedule a meeting together.
Right, and groupware idiots think the only way to do that is to have them in the same server -- total lock-in, you can't send calendar events to someone who uses a different mail reader let alone someone who works at a different company. It's an almost pre-internet way of thinking and I'm somewhat amazed that even the dumbest corporations still put up with it.