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Re: Possible packages...

On Thu, 2009-09-17 at 19:42 +0200, Pim Zandbergen wrote:
> Adam Williamson wrote:
> >
> > it's rather the case that we can't find anything that's even good
> > enough. it's strangely hard to find something that has a usable web
> > interface, CalDAV support 
> Maybe you should drop the requirement for a web interface. Mailservers don't
> come with web interfaces either, but they did not get rejected. Cyrus-imapd,
> uw-imap and dovecot were there long before squirrelmail.

This isn't a packaging discussion, no-one's rejecting packages here (we
probably have some of these servers packaged already). It's a Fedora
project service provision discussion; we want to provide a calendering
system as a Fedora project service, managed by infrastructure, and we
consider a web front-end to be a requirement for a really usable system.
(My thinking is that probably there's going to be a fairly even split
between those who want to use a calendaring system from a web front end
and those who'd prefer to use it from a desktop app, and unless we cater
to both groups, it won't really work; for a project-wide calendering
project to have value, it needs wide buy-in, so you can really trust
that you can go to the calendering system and see ALL important events,
and to do that, you need to cover at least the most popular use cases).

if we really can't find anything that does both, though, we'll probably
wind up picking a system that only does one, as you suggest.
unfortunately (for me, I prefer desktop apps...) I suspect we'd go with
one that has a web front end, but no CalDAV support.

the danger of just picking a server which only does one is that we get
stuck with it when a different server comes along which does both really
well. we want to pick right the first time to avoid the scenario where
we have to dump an existing solution and move to a new one in the
future. that's not a problem from a packaging perspective, but it is
from this perspective.

Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
IRC: adamw | Fedora Talk: adamwill AT fedoraproject DOT org

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