[CentOS] Groupware

Mon Feb 6 18:48:01 UTC 2006
T'Krin <tkrin at tkrin.net>

> On Sunday 05 February 2006 18:44, Peter Farrow wrote:
>> Can any one recommend a decent groupware package that runs on Linux,
>> I've looked at OpenExchange, and Kolab both of which look good,
>> Regards
>> Pete
> I built Kolab on Aurora Linux 2.0beta on an E5500 8 proc box a couple of
> weeks
> ago, and it seems to work quite well.  The only caveat as that, while you
> build Kolab, and when you initialize it the first time, SELinux needs to
> be
> set to nonenforcing or disabled (which, IIRC, is the way you prefer to run
> anyway, so shouldn't bother you).  I have successfully build Kolab on
> CentOS
> 4.2, and it was fairly easy, although it does take quite a bit of time
> (took
> an hour and a half on a Xeon 2.8 with 1GB RAM, and eight hours on the
> E5500
> (the build only used one proc)).  You use the OpenPKG system, which
> rebuilds
> from source RPMs and sets up its own 'sub-distribution' sequestered away
> from
> the main distribution.
> For our purposes, the draw was the integration with Outlook and Kontact
> simultaneously; that is, folders can be shared between Outlook clients and
> Kontact clients, including contacts, calendars, and shared e-mail folders.
>  I
> have tested and used the Outlook plugin called Toltec, and it seems to
> work
> quite well and very seamlessly, on the Outlook side.

I've installed eGroupWare in numerous locations and it works very well
with CentOS and comes in rpm packages.  It has some Outlook functionality
as well, but I've not tested it yet.  All sites I've setup use it strictly
via web browsers.