On Sat, 2003-09-27 at 05:12, Florian La Roche wrote:
It's great how many groupware projects are getting usable.
It's still not
clear on what should be a default one that most users can be happy with.
Sorta reminds me of journaling filesystems; for a couple years a moaned
that there were none, then all of a sudden there were four.
I haven't looked too closely at Kolab/Kroupware, but I believe it
(ab)uses an IMAP mail box to store calendar/schedule/etc settings, and
(I think) LDAP for contacts. Yay for writable LDAP addressbooks! Needs
the proprietary Bynari InsightConnector for Outlook; has native KDE
applications under Linux.
OGo seems to take the approach of implemented standard protocols for
calendar and schedule stuff, and providing WebDAV and XML-RPC
interfaces. Currently only the web interface is usable from Linux;
there is a proprietary add-on that let's it work natively with Outlook.
There are projects underway to implement plug-ins for Evolution and
Mozilla, and a Java-based Glow, which is vaguely related to
. Doesn't use LDAP for addressbooks in the web interface
Personally, I prefer OGo since it uses standard protocols for
calendar/schedule/etc, rather than abusing IMAP. We've been needing
open protocols for these things for a long time; an open source server
implementing them /should/ spur development of clients supporting them.
More comments from someone looking at these more closely? Would be
see some of them packaged into Fedora Addon for better/easier evaluation.
Harald was packaging OpenGroupware.org
for RH9 for a while; he probably
found higher-priority things to do. I was rebuilding them under 7.3
with no problems; I had to stop to, um, get married.
Wil Cooley wcooley(a)nakedape.cc
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