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    Default Zimbra and CalDAV (shared calendars)

    Hi,

    I'm just starting to evaluate Zimbra.

    It does not look like Zimbra supports CalDAV (an open, calendaring specific extension to the WebDAV protocol). Is that specification already built-in or are there plans to do so?

    Thanks,

    Rob Tanner
    Linfield College

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    We are definitely looking into it, and our server is architected in such a way that it would be easy to integerate it in as another protocol, much the way we do soap/pop/imap.

    Are there any clients in particular you want to use with it?

    thanks, roland
    Last edited by schemers; 10-05-2005 at 04:31 PM. Reason: typo

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    Default Yes I would love to be able to use ko/pi

    KO/PI is available from http://www.pi-sync.net/html/projects.html
    It is based on Korganizer from the KDE project, and works on Linux, Windows, Zaurus and some smartphones...
    an asthonishing piece of software!

    I hope to be able to use ko/pi with zimbra!

    Thanks,

    Best regards!

    Keep on the good work

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    Default Evolution, CalDAV, tasks

    I would like to see this with Evolution as well which is in the process of adding caldav. This would seemingly also answer part of my post about tasks found elsewhere in the forums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schemers
    Are there any clients in particular you want to use with it?
    Roland

    The obvious ones would be Mozilla Sunbird and the Mozilla Calendar extension for Thunderbird and Firefox. These are the ones that we use.

    Regards

    John

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    Default CalDAV would be nice but only after Outlook & iSync

    This is a pretty good NewsForge article on the subject of CalDAV:
    http://software.newsforge.com/softwa...6.shtml?tid=74

    In the article Cosmo seems the most relevant to Zimbra as they both are Java based and run on top of Tomcat (http://wiki.osafoundation.org/bin/vi...ects/CosmoHome)

    It would be great to see CalDAV support but it really requires the client-side implementations to mature before it becomes a pressing need. Personally I would rather see more emphasis placed on a licensed standalone Outlook Connector for the open-source edition and an iSync connector as these two pieces of functionality would satisfy the needs of a much higher proportion of Zimbra users.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paintbuoy
    ...but it really requires the client-side implementations to mature...
    Agree 100%. From what we've seen there aren't too many compelling clients out there to consume CalDav. Even if we had things ready to go today.
    Looking for new beta users -> Co-Founder of Acompli. Previously worked at Zimbra (and Yahoo! & VMware) since 2005.

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    chicken and egg scenario! if there was a solid, compelling groupware solution (ie Zimbra!) on the server side that supported caldav maybe the clients would be deployed much quicker. zimbra is currently difficult to deploy across an enterprise because of the lack of interaction with other clients for major things such as contacts and calendering. caldav looks like it will be the dominant protocol, and even though its early days its support in zimbra would allow many different types of software to work with it now, even if those clients aren't very good yet. what about iCal? wouldn't caldav provision work nearly as well as isync? i see more and more offices starting to deploy firefox/thunderbird combination - as lightning/sunbird becomes more usable it would be an obvious addition.

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