OT: Re: How many people to admin a Cyrus system?

Adam Tauno Williams adam at morrison-ind.com
Tue Nov 13 14:29:26 EST 2007

> > This describes exactly the point of view of administrative staff.  They
> > live in Microsoft Office, and they need a server to support it.  That is
> > the assignment given.
> > I was looking at Open-Xchange on the web <http://www.open-xchange.com/>.
> > The server provides webmail and MAPI interfaces.  The "Hosting Edition"
> > (and maybe the others, it is not clear) can talk to Cyrus and includes
> > ACL support.
> > (We're still running both Exchange for admin staff and Cyrus for the
> > much larger university community of faculty and students.)
> Perhaps things have improved since my last foray into this area, but
> I've yet to find an "outlook connector" that was stable and didn't
> corrupt the hell out of the users PST. And at least with the Kolab

Never had a corrupt PST using ZideLook (the Outlook plugin for
OpenGroupware).  Make sue they provide a *real* MAPI provider for
outlook and not some background sync thingy (as several Open Source
Outlook connectors do or at least did).

> groupware product when I reviewed it, they made several architecture
> decisions that completely killed performance and then they went on to
> trivialize my concerns. Storing calendar objects as binary attachments
> in an IMAP store, effectively making them unsearchable, meant that every
> calendar access had to pull the entire store down, process it and
> display it. Not cool.

Yep,  the Kolab architecture goes in the "what are you, nuts?" column.
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