After a bit a struggle, I have Zimbra integrated into my SuSE 9.3 installation. It looks like a great product, thank you to the Zimbra team for providing this software.
I have been testing internally and everything looks fine. So, now I want to allow external access to my Zimbra server over the internet over SSL (https). This was fairly straight forward to setup. The issue I have now is that accessing the site is unbearably slow, the login process takes a good 1.5 - 2 minutes. After login is complete, everything runs smoothly. With SSL turned off, the very first time I access the site I get the very long login time but all subsequent logins are very fast.
Has anyone else experienced this behaviour or is there something that I'm missing in my configuration.
BTW, I have been testing with Firefox v1.0.7
Image aggregation for faster download to the client
The next Zimbra milestone drop will aggregate the image files into a *much* smaller set of files. We had this running previously, but changed our image set and the way we were doing the image transformations and so didn't finish the work in time for release. We have now finished this work and have it running in-house for testing. The end result is that you still get all the visual richness of the client but downloaded in a much smaller set of files. This should help quite a bit with initial app download/startup.