Sunbird and integration

Stelian Pop writes in the netscape.public.mozilla.calendar newsgroup:
Hi all. I'm pleased to announce that I started working on connecting Sunbird to OpenGroupware. This integration should add some groupware features to Sunbird (mainly the ability to add attendees to an event, and to query the free/busy status for all the attendees). Technically Sunbird will talk to the OGo server using GroupDAV, a super set of WebDAV Ogo has defined here. There is no code yet as I'm just starting, but all feedback, thoughts and help will be appreciated.

February 15, 2005 02:12 PM | Posted in Mozilla

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This sounds pretty cool ;-)

However, I am a little confused. How is this related to the recent news about Mozilla's Outlook-killer codenamed Lightning ? Or is there no relationship and is Lightning just an idea/vision and not a product ?

Site icon Comment by Martijn at February 15, 2005 10:35 PM | Permalink

OpenGroupware is server software similar to Microsoft Exchange, but it's free and open source, works on Linux servers, and they want it to work with as many email/groupware client apps as possible (Exchange only works with Outlook and Novell Evolution).

Lightning is going to add a calendar, tasks, etc. to Thunderbird (in a better way than the existing calendar extension) so they are somewhat related but not really.

Comment by James at February 16, 2005 12:40 AM | Permalink

On a somewhat related note, Slashdot reported that Novell is opening up their mail/calendar server as a new project named "Hula". The Hula website indicates that Sunbird (via CalDAV) is on their list as a client they plan to support.

Note the Thunderbird and Sunbird entries on their FAQ page under Clients:

Comment by Mark Carson at February 17, 2005 03:15 AM | Permalink

Stelian's approach is, in my opinion, the correct one. GroupDAV is easy to implement, so he'll produce a working connector quickly. Furthermore, it'll work with all the other open source groupware servers implementing GroupDAV.

Comment by ig at March 24, 2005 11:41 PM | Permalink

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