Zimlet Developers Guide:Troubleshooting

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Developing Zimlets
Proxy Servlet Setup
Firefox and Firebug
Zdg-6-menu-icon-library.jpg API Specifications Zdg-6-menu-icon-checkbox.jpg Example Zimlets

Zimlet fails to deploy

Problem Zimlet fails to deploy and FileNotFoundException in {zcs-install-dir}/log/mailbox.log.
Summary The Zimlet failed to deploy and the zimlet definition file {zimlet-name}.xml could not be found in the zimlet package.
Solution #1 Check that your zimlet ZIP package has the zimlet content at the top-level (i.e. directly in the ZIP).
Solution #2 Check that your zimlet name matches in the following locations:
  • The name of the Zimlet Definition File {zimlet-name}.xml
  • The Zimlet Definition File <zimlet> name attribute
  • <zimlet name={zimlet-name}” ... >
  • The Zimlet Package zip file is named {zimlet-name}.zip
Solution #3 If you create your zimlet ZIP archive on a Mac and use the “Compress” feature from the Mac UI, additional Mac-specific files (e.g. directory __MACOSX/*) are added to the ZIP. Either remove these files manually or use the “zip” command line instead of Compress.
Solution #4 Check that your zimlet name is all lower case. For example "com_zimbra_helloworld" is valid. "COM_zimbra_HelloWorld" is not.

Cannot upgrade zimlet

Problem Cannot upgrade Zimlet or latest changes are not shown.
Solution #1 Uninstall (i.e. undeploy) old zimlet prior to installing new zimlet.
Solution #2 Be sure the zimlet version number as specified in the Zimlet Definition File and Zimlet Configuration File version attribute is higher than the older zimlet.
Solution #3 Flush the zimlet cache using:
zmprov fc zimlet
Solution #4 Clear the browser cache.

Zimlet not showing up

Problem Zimlet installed but not showing up in browser.
Solution #1 Check the browser error console for JavaScript errors:
  • On Firefox, browse to "Tools > Error Console"
  • On Internet Explorer, browse to "Tools > Internet Options" and choose "Advanced" tab. Check the "Display a notification for every script error".
Solution #2 Make sure you do not have any debugger statements in your zimlet.

See Firefox and Firebug for more information.

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