Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 23rd Jan 2008 22:08 UTC
KDE The KDE desktop environment is going cross-platform with support for the Windows and Mac OS X operating systems. In addition to porting the core KDE libraries and applications, developers are also porting popular KDE-based software like the Amarok audio player and the KOffice productivity suite.
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RE[2]: Cross Platform
by knightrider on Thu 24th Jan 2008 15:30 UTC in reply to "RE: Cross Platform"
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RE[3]: Cross Platform
by unoengborg on Thu 24th Jan 2008 15:54 in reply to "RE[2]: Cross Platform"
unoengborg Member since:
2005-07-06

Have you heard of Scalix and Zimbra?


Yes, I have heard of them, and I have even tested Zimbra. The problem is that many people want a real desktop program as well as a web client, because that is what they are used with from Outlook/Exchange.
There is also the problem with personal cryptographic keys when using web clients. Many users want to have them on media that are in their own control, and not on some far away server. Another reason is that Ajax based are a bit slow if you are going to manipulate mailboxes with 20.000 or mor messages.

If you want people to change their habits you can't just offer them software that does the same thing, you need to offer software that does the same thing in a better way, doing it in a worse way is an absolute no no, even if the difference is ever so small.

However, when you combine kontact with some web based you have a windows killer. I'm not sure how well Zimbra and Kontact would work together, as far as I know kontact uses imap mailboxes for storing events, notes and todo lists, while Zimbra uses caldav if I remember correctly, but there might be some solution to that.

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RE[4]: Cross Platform
by anda_skoa on Thu 24th Jan 2008 17:00 in reply to "RE[3]: Cross Platform"
anda_skoa Member since:
2005-07-07

I'm not sure how well Zimbra and Kontact would work together, as far as I know kontact uses imap mailboxes for storing events, notes and todo lists, while Zimbra uses caldav if I remember correctly, but there might be some solution to that.


I think IMAP is only used for calendar when talking to the Kolab groupware server, otherwise IIRC GroupDAV.

For a list of currently supported groupware systems see
http://kontact.kde.org/groupwareservers.php

My guess is that support for properly documented system can be added quickly if respective requests are made

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RE[4]: Cross Platform
by phoenix on Fri 25th Jan 2008 00:13 in reply to "RE[3]: Cross Platform"
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

There's no single, simple method for connecting Kontact to a Zimbra server. However, it is possible to access all the data in a Zimbra server from within Kontact:

* connect to the mail store via IMAP. Even gives you access to shared folders, although you do have to read the "share invite" messages in the web client to activate the shared folders

* connect to the global address list via LDAP

* connect to your personal calendar via the "Calendar in External File" resource and point it at https://<server>/home/<user>/Calendar/. You just have to share it to your e-mail address from within the web client

* connect to any shared calendars you have access to via the same method

* connect to your files/briefcase areas via Konqueror's webdav:// KIO-slave

* connect to the IM server via XMPP (or whatever the Jabber protocol is called) via Kopete

It's not an-every-joe solution, but it is possible to do for those power-users that like Kontact.

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