In search of a (FOSS) calendering solution for Fedora.

27 03 2009

We are recently trying to implement a calendering solution for fedora as it would enable us to keep track of meetings, tasks, release dates, QA days, and events seamlessly without having edit the wiki, or converting time to our own timezones.

I tried out many solutions but I found most of the solutions will not serve our purpose.

Correct me if I am wrong and also let me know if there are other solutions exist.

1. Calender Server :  No Web based GUI. Dropped.
2 Bongo Project –  : Alpha, in their own terms, not suitable for production. Dropped.
3. Bedework -(BSD License): Requires sun JAVA. Dropped.
4. DAViCal –  (GPLv2): Need stand alone clients, no web based frontend!! Dropped.
5. OpenGroupWare – (GPL or LGPL): Too messy. Dropped.
5.1. SOGo Requires LDAP, we have none. Dropped.
6. Chandler Project – (Apache v2.0): Will try out today.
7. ZikulaCandidate
8. Citadel – Candidate

For details, and access, please refer to ticket 1197

Thanks  to Herlo for pointing out initial list of candidates.




5 responses

27 03 2009

Are you sure bedework required Sun Java? Because their user manual doesn’t say anything about requirement of Sun Java. Did you try using it with OpenJdk?

By the way, the link to Citadel’s website is broken.

27 03 2009

Don’t forget ical. I can guarantee it fits none of your requirements. However it’s the best calendaring tool around …

28 03 2009
Raffael Luthiger

You are not 100% correct about DAViCal. It has an extension for web based access: But I can’t tell you how good it is.

28 03 2009

@onkar, I am sure.
@rwmj, thanks. We are trying out phpical.
@Raffael Luthiger, I don’t afford to run alpha/half finished things on a production server. Thanks for pointing out though. 🙂

23 05 2009

Also take a look at Zarafa.
It currently supports iCal, but as of version 6.30, it will also support CalDav.
The webfront looks like Outlook, it does provide information on how to make Thunderbird Lighting or Sunbird work on it’s wiki.
It works perfectly on CentOS, should be no problem on Fedora. If I remember well, they are trying to get the Open Source version into the Fedora repository.

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