[CalendarServer-users] Linux Client Software
odinm at comcast.net
Mon Feb 9 14:47:35 PST 2009
This is my first post to the list -- first off, I totally love DCS.
I've been using it for about 10 months in my office now ,and it is a
real joy to have shared calendars which everyone can edit, rather than
shuffle around calendar files only one person could edit.
My server had been running on an Ubuntu 7.10 desktop system, and is
now on an 8.10 system. Clients include Leopard based Macs -- iCal
connects and syncs without a hitch -- 100% reliable.
My problem is with linux clients. Here are my complaints:
Sunbird (0.8 & 0.9): very hard to configure and never gives a useful
error message. Once Sunbird is working, it takes about 5-10 minutes
to load a calendar. This is annoying in usage, but infuriating when
trying to configure Sunbird -- one is never sure if the config is
wrong, or it is just Sunbird being molasses slow as usual.
Chandler: Because of a dependency issue, attempting to delete the
interfering file on the Ubuntu 8.10 system means removal of open
office. I need both.
Mulberry: It runs on the 8.10 system but is incredibly difficult to
understand. The directions for configuring mulberry say to choose
"new account" from the "accounts" preference panel. I've looked
through every menu and have not found any such or similar thing. So I
haven't been able to try out Mulberry yet. It looks pretty ugly on
Ubuntu, but at this point, aesthetics don't matter to me one bit. If
it works, I'd use it and love it.
So my question:
What Linux client should I use?
Is Chandler worth the nightmare of keeping two separate libraries
installed so I can run a calender and open office?
Does Mulberry work and if so, how is configed?
Does Sunbird give problems with large calendars for other people? If
no, how do you tweak it to make it work?
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