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Kolab.org Groupware 3.3 Release Adds Tags, Notes, and Dozens of Other Features 26

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jrepin (667425) writes Version 3.3 of Kolab.org, a free and open source groupware solution, has been released. It is now possible to add tags to email messages, work with notes right in the webclient, and manage your resources more easily. Kolab.org 3.3 introduces a new folder navigation view that allows you to search and subscribe to shared calendars, address books, task lists etc. directly from within the respective view. The calendar got a quickview mode which allows you to open an undistorted view on a single calendar. The user interface can now be fully operated with the keyboard and has support for screen readers as well as voice output as suggested by the WCAG 2.0 Guidelines and WAI ARIA standards.
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Kolab.org Groupware 3.3 Release Adds Tags, Notes, and Dozens of Other Features

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  • Really? Can't even finish headlines anymore?
  • Kolab.or (Score:5, Funny)

    by alexmogil (442209) on Wednesday August 20, 2014 @09:34AM (#47711721) Homepage Journal
    Sounds grea
  • They want their user interface back.

  • It can't be worse than Lotus Notes.
  • by LWATCDR (28044) on Wednesday August 20, 2014 @10:50AM (#47712293) Homepage Journal

    I would love to see Slashdot cover more FOSS end user apps "Besides OO.org, and LibreOffice" releases. It would also be interesting to see some "cool projects just starting" stories to get developers interested in contributing.
    I would love to see sections for dev tools, libraries, and frameworks but I am not sure that their is enough interest in those on Slashdot.
     

  • by Fencepost (107992) on Wednesday August 20, 2014 @11:30AM (#47712583) Journal
    Kolab is a "groupware" server bundle, including an IMAP based mail system, calendaring, etc. The UI is Roundcube, a browser-based mail client (PHP on backend, lots of AJAX in the browser). Some of what you're seeing here is enhancements and extensions to Roundcube to bring it closer to the capabilities of a "fat" mail/groupware client.

    If you need in-house email/groupware on a budget, it's not a bad choice - it's actively developed and hasn't had some of the drama and ownership shuffles of similar products such as Zimbra and Scalix. My (possibly incorrect) understanding is that Kolab is an open source project/product with a supported enterprise version available rather than an enterprise product with a "community" open source version available.
    • it looks like the first web client i'd be happy to use and i hate web based interfaces as a primary app.
  • Isn't that the name of the "mormon" planet? Authors might get sued by the church.

  • by Anonymous Coward

    I've tried Kolab v3.0 since about a year ago for my company of about 10 persons, with an attempt to upgrade to v3.1.

    I've since started to look at an equivalent @ http://www.sogo.nu/ SOGo.

  • To put it simply, Kolab is a FOSS equivalent to Exchange. On the client side you can use Roundcube (a web UI), KDE Kontact, or anything supporting the IMAP-based protocol. It also supports ActiveSync for use with Android.

    I set up Kolab 3.2 on a Debian a while back because I wanted a centralised calendar, etc. that didn't require me to trust Google with my life. It's worked pretty well, apart from a few issues. Configuration is a little tricky, especially as SSL is not the default and there are three differe

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