GroupServer 10.12 — Lemon Ice in the Cool of the Evening

Authors:Michael JasonSmith; Richard Waid; Alice Rose; Dan Randow
Contact:Michael JasonSmith <>
Copyright:This document is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 New Zealand License by OnlineGroups.Net.

The Lemon Ice release of GroupServer mostly consists of changes to the CSS.

Work is now starting on GroupServer 11.01 — Baked Alaska with an Eye on the Soviets.

Update an Existing GroupServer System

To update an existing GroupServer system to Lemon Ice you will have to update the package versions. To use the new skins you will have to update the virtual hosting.

Update the Package Versions

Carry out the following steps to update the package versions.

  1. Download the Lemon Ice tar-ball from the GroupServer download page

  2. Uncompress the tar-ball.

  3. Copy the file groupserver-10.12/versions.cfg to your existing GroupServer installation.

  4. In your existing GroupServer installation run:

    $ ./bin/buildout -N

Update the Virtual Hosting

The virtual hosting will need to be updated in order to use the new skins. Without the new skins the default black-and-white color scheme will be shown. By default Zope is set up to provide the virtual hosting. To change the Zope setup carry out the following

  1. Log into the ZMI for your site.
  2. Select virtual_hosting. You should see the page for the Virtual Host Monster.
  3. Select the Mappings tab. You should see a line that starts with the name of your site (gstest by default) that is followed path to the site (/example/Content/example_site/).
  4. Add ++skin++gs_blue to the end of the path for the blue skin. Alternatively add ++skin++gs_green for the green skin.
  5. Click the Save Changes button.
  6. Visit the homepage your site (<http://gstest/> by default).
  7. Reload the page. You may need to hold down Shift when clicking the Reload button to ensure you reload the CSS.