The main topics of this release are groupware functionality, support for Tomcat deployment, and API updates (openCRX v1 --> openCRX v2):
This release is also a demonstration of the interoperability of openCRX as all the integrated applications are standards-based off-the-shelf applications.
Thanks to recent advances in openMDX's lightweight container support, we are now in a position to deploy openCRX on Apache Tomcat 6, yielding major reductions in complexity. It goes without saying that there is no loss of functionality, i.e. openCRX 2.0 is still a fully-scalable J2EE application. The new deployment matrix is available here.
Manage your calendars - shared and/or private - with any CalDAV compliant client and openCRX. Based on work done by Bedework, an Open Source Calendar for the Enterprise, we have added fully fledged CalDAV Server functionality to openCRX (get more information about CalDAV from http://www.caldav.org/ or read what Wikipedia is saying about CalDAV). In a nutshell this means that you can use any CalDAV client to connect to openCRX and view, manage, and share openCRX Activities. Mozilla's Sunbird and Mozilla's Lightning, the calendaring add-on for Mozilla's Thunderbird, are not only the best-tested cross-platform CalDAV clients, they also work flawlessly with openCRX. We also tested Chandler Desktop against the openCRX Server:
Please refer to the openCRX FAQ for a list of tested CalDAV clients that work with openCRX.
Manage your calendars - shared and/or private - with any ICS/iCalendar compliant client and openCRX. You can use any ICS/iCalendar client to connect to openCRX and view, manage, and share openCRX Activities. Mozilla's Sunbird and Mozilla's Lightning, the calendaring add-on for Mozilla's Thunderbird, are not only the best-tested cross-platform ICS/iCalendar clients, they also work flawlessly with openCRX. With our Outlook ICS Adapter you can also connect with Microsoft Outlook 2003 and Microsoft Outlook 2007. We also tested KDE Kontact against the openCRX Server:
Please refer to the openCRX FAQ for a list of tested ICS/iCalendar clients that work with openCRX.
The openCRX FreeBusy Servlet handles Free/Busy Requests (see RFC 2445, RFC 2739 or Wikipedia for details). Mozilla's Thunderbird (with the SOGo add-on from Inverse) and MS Outlook both work flawlessly with openCRX:
Based on Sun's OpenDS, an Open Source Directory Service, we have added LDAP Server functionality to openCRX (get more information about LDAP or read what Wikipedia is saying about LDAP ). In a nutshell this means that you can use any LDAP client to connect to openCRX and view and manage openCRX Contacts. Mozilla's Thunderbird and MS Outlook both support LDAP and they work flawlessly with openCRX:
We have added IMAP functionality to openCRX (get more information about IMAP). In a nutshell this means that you can use any IMAP client to connect to openCRX and view and manage openCRX E-Mail Activities, including import/export. Mozilla's Thunderbird and MS Outlook both support IMAP and they work flawlessly with openCRX:
openCRX v2.0 features seamless integration with XWiki thereby offering all the features that you can find in a typical wiki. XWiki is a second generation wiki (a.k.a an application wiki), ideally suited for developing collaborative web applications. Each openCRX Segment can have its own wiki (multi-entity enabled). Wiki pages are stored as openCRX documents or openCRX media attachments.
Powerful Index-based Search
openCRX v2.0 features a powerful index-based search. In addition to openCRX text fields and plain text files our IndexServlet also scans a wide range of documents in various formats like
Wizard to manage User Settings
openCRX includes a new Wizard that enables users to manage the most important settings like time zone, e-mail address, root menu entries, subscriptions, etc.
Address Book to manage Accounts
openCRX includes an Address Book that enables users to easily manage accounts and their contact information like phone numbers, e-mail addresses, postal addresses, etc.
Support for Safari Browser
In addition to Firefox, Mozilla, Opera, and IE we now also support the Safari browser:
SDK (Software Development Kit)
One installer contains everything you need - learn more...
With our new BitRock installers you can install openCRX within minutes. Check out the multi-platform installation guide.