Installing and configuring Horde Groupware on Debian Lenny

August 7, 2009

Horde Groupware is a groupware application we are using in some of the projects and activities I’m involved in. I had used Horde IMP for some time, but it didn’t impress me much. All of that changed when I found out that Horde is really a groupware application offering more than a webmail client (IMP). It also offers a calendar application (kronolith), a contacts/address book application (turba), task list management (nag), a notes application (mnemo) and a built-in wiki (wicked).

Horde is written in PHP, has a clean code base, good support (wiki, mailing lists) and offers a lot of features and customization options. There are also a good number of modules that can extend its capabilities. All in all, Horde is a nice application and deals with with the burden of managing and coordinating a group of people and their activities.

The installation process is quite straightforward, though a bit complex. There are many configuration options allowing complex customization. I have written a tutorial[1] describing the installation and configuration process of Horde Webmail Groupware on Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 Lenny. It’s a source-based installation and it’s based on my experience of installing Horde Webmail Groupware for the ROSEdu community and the USO and RL courses. This tutorial has been written while installing a new instance of Horde (to make sure everything works as described).

I hope you find it useful and maybe give Horde a try. Comments are welcome!

For those looking for a package-based installation, Debian-wiki has a nice tutorial[2].

[1] http://swarm.cs.pub.ro/~razvan/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=tutorials:horde_groupware

[2] http://wiki.debian.org/Horde

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posted in Collaboration, Technology by Răzvan Deaconescu

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1 Comment to "Installing and configuring Horde Groupware on Debian Lenny"

  1. Adrian Fratiman wrote:

    Razvan, keep on posting! I know you can share more interesting things with us!

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