The seventh Debian Groupware Meeting was held in the LinuxHotel, Essen, Germany. We had one remote hacker from NYC which brings the number of attendants up to 9. This is a short summary of what happened during the weekend:
We decided to abandon Iceowl (based on the standalone calendar sunbird) since Mozilla started to actively remove the code. Unfortunately this leaves us without a proper GUI stand alone calendar client with GSSAPI support.
The icedove package got a major cleanup including the switch from CDBS to dh and the removal of the rebranding logic. This will hopefully allow us to better keep in sync with upstream. Carsten's git repo usually carries the most up to date version and a automated build of these version is in the works.
The Groupware Page got updated
We discussed the possibility of caldav/carddav servers in Debian using autopkgtest. This resulted in caldav-tester being packaged. It's currently waiting for an updated dependency before it can be uploaded.
Dovecot's installation of the Sieve ext_programs was fixed
SOPE and SOGo got updated to the latest upstream versions
The SOGo-OpenChange plugin got build against the OpenChange package in experimental
Giraffe (aka Zarafa packaging) made nice progress including the switch to free artwork and further renaming of the services. For Details on the current state check the wiki page.
Due to the warm spring we had two nice barbecues for lunch.
Since we had a nice mix of first time Debian contributors, Debian Maintainers and Debian Developers we had lots of room for discussion and co-working which made this an exciting weekend.