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Groupware in Debian

Roughly, we consider groupware to include:

Name

in Debian
(packages.d.o link)

Status, current issues

Apple Calendar Server

(./) calendarserver

{OK} lenny and later, but version 4 not yet packaged

Bedework

{X}

not packaged, nobody working on packages

BongoProject (was: Hula)

{X}

not packaged, nobody working on packages, request of removal, 438769

Chandler

{X}

not packaged, nobody working on packages, build debs, RFPs: 449031, 449033

Citadel

(./) citadel

{OK} lenny and later

Cyrus IMAP

(./) cyrus-imapd-2.3

{OK} jessie and later includes caldav/carddav support

DAViCal

(./) davical

{OK} squeeze and wheezy, postgresql <= 9.1, requested removal 742498

Group Office

{X}

not in Debian, Upstream packages available

eGroupWare

{X}

Removed from the archive (RoQA, 574186). Upstream packages available.

Horde

(./) horde

not in Debian Wheezy, but you can install it from jessie

Kolab

(./) kolab

etch to squeeze, removed from wheezy (Upstream packages available), kolab3 packages being worked on by ?PaulKlos

mod_caldav

{X}

not packaged, nobody working on packages, single developer and requires patches to apache source

OBM

{X}

upstream packages are available on obm.org depends on sun-java6-jdk allready removed from debian

openchange

(./) openchange

{OK} wheezy and later

OpenGroupware.org

{X}

not packaged, nobody working on packages, Alioth pkg-ogo 285949 removed (RoM). outdated upstream Debian Info, upstream development slow/unclear/moved to SOGo. Needs special fork of gnustep-make to build

SOGo

(./) sogo

{OK} wheezy and later, fork of OpenGroupware.org,

Open-Xchange

{X}

not packaged, nobody working on packages, dependencies and additional infos on on additional page Open-Xchange, RFP: 269329

Radicale

(./) radicale

{OK} squeeze and later

Tine 2.0

{X}

not packaged, ?LarsKneschke is working on packages, upstream Debian packages, ITP: 634940

Zarafa

{X}

not packaged, pkg-giraffe-maintainers working on packages, RfP 658433, upstream Debian packages

Zimbra

{X}

not packaged, nobody working on packages, RfP 498316, upstream Debian packages

davmail

{X}

POP/IMAP/SMTP/CalDav/LDAP Exchange Gateway, not packaged, prelimenary packages available ITP 569668

Calypso

calypso

caldav and carddav server initially based on Radicale, packaged since Jessie

Features

Email

Addressbook

Calendar

Tasks

Notes

Apple Calendar Server

-

-

(./)

(./)

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BongoProject

(./)

?

(./)

?

?

Citadel

(./)

(./)

(./)

(./)

(./)

Cyrus IMAP

(./)

(./)

(./)

?

?

eGroupWare

(./)

(./)

(./)

(./)

(./)

Horde

(./)

(./)

(./)

(./)

(./)

Kolab

(./)

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(./)

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OBM

(./)

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(./)

(./)

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SOGo

(./)

(./)

(./)

(./)

-

Tine 2.0

(./)

(./)

(./)

(./)

-

Zarafa

(./)

(./)

(./)

(./)

(./)

Compatibility

Icedove + Iceowl-extension

Kontact

Evolution

Web Interface

Outlook

CalDAV protocol

(./) server chart

{X} KDE Bug

(./)

-

Open Outlook Connector, alpha and proprietary

GroupDAV protocol

It appears there has been some work 3 years ago, but it's discontinued. Alternatively there's a GPLv2 Add-on SOGo Connector supporting GroupDAV contacts and freebusy info

(./) (calendars and addressbooks)

evolution-groupdav plugin had no commits in 15 months. Fails to compile on sid. Old ITP was closed a year ago.

-

yes, proprietary

SyncML protocol

(./) Funambol Add-on

(./) (kitchensync)

(./) syncevolution

-

?

Apple Calendar Server

(./) CalDAV

{X}

(./) CalDAV

{X}

Citadel

Via GroupDAV protoco and IMAP/POP/SMTP work or kolabsync (not packaged, RFP: 620689)

(./) See GroupDAV protocol; IMAP/POP/SMTP work.

See GroupDAV protocol. IMAP/POP/SMTP work.

(./)

yes, proprietary

DAViCal

(./) CalDAV

No CalDAV support in Kontact, but it actually works to some degree using the "remote file" KDE resource.

See CalDAV protocol. But Evolution fails to show events created by other clients.

only for administration

eGroupWare (see also here)

(./) GroupDAV, LDAP, iCal

(./) GroupDAV, LDAP, iCal

limited support

(./) main UI

Horde

only addresses via LDAP

only addresses via LDAP, calendar via Kolab

only addresses via LDAP

(./) main UI

{X}

Kolab

with kolabsync (not packaged, RFP: 620689)

(./)

{X}

(./) via Horde

yes, proprietary

OBM

(./) multiple calendar/Contacts/Task with plugin

just mail

just mail

(./) main UI

yes, proprietary

SOGo

(./) calendar via CalDAV, or calendar and contacts via SOGo Connector

(./) GroupDAV

(./) CalDAV (same as with DAViCal: Doesn't show entries made by other clients)

(./) main UI

via Openchange

Zarafa

mail via IMAP, calendar via CalDAV

mail via IMAP

mail via IMAP, calendar via CalDAV

(./) main UI

yes, proprietary

Authentication and User Databases

Users stored in

Authentication options

Apple Calendar Server

XML, SQLite, Apache file, Open Directory, NSS

GSSAPI, plain, digest

Citadel

internal

internal, PAM

Cyrus IMAP

internal

SASL

DAViCal

PostgreSQL

?

eGroupWare

LDAP, SQL

SQL, LDAP, Active Directory, IMAP, HTTP, NIS, PAM

Horde

?

?

Kolab

LDAP

SASL

OBM

PostgreSQL/Mysql and LDAP

LDAP/SASL internal

SOGo

LDAP, PostgreSQL, MySQL

LDAP, PostgreSQL, MySQL

Zarafa

MySQL,LDAP

MySQL,LDAP

Meetings

There were several groupware meetings the last years:

Any help into Debian groupware is much appreciated. If you want to join in future groupware meetings please feel free to ask the mailing list for further informations. It's planned to held at least one meeting every year.

Mailing Lists