I also welcome you and Jörg to the project.
Philip Herbert schrieb:
> my name is Philip Herbert. I work as a freelance project manager for a regionally operarting company
> in Bonn, Germany. This customer was not using a Groupware Solution at all, instead there where several attempts with
> simple webcalendars. Of course everyone was asking for a Groupware with synchronisation. When looking for an easy to start
> with solution with lots of potential I ended up having a closer look at eGroupware, focussing on the sync stuff.
> It seemed that in a very basic scenario (1 or 2 supported devices at the user side), everything really worked well.
> A presentation of the entire eGroupware at Stylite convinced us to go ahead.
> In the mean time I had read on the list, that the former project member maintaining the sync code had left the project.
> I started to work myself into the sync code to be prepared to be able to support the users in case there would be problems
> coming up. At this stage I started to run a few tests with Funambol Iphone and Outlook Sync because this was what users where
> asking for on the list.
> My passion always has been to work myself into technical details at low level, so I ended up spending quite a bit of
> time analyzing what was happening in the background, and of course finding potential problems that I did not want to see
> on our users devices.
> At this stage I had already aprox. 30 Users using sync without any severe problems in daily use.
> Release 1.6 was on the way ( the first release candidate was out) and I started to fix some problems that where causing
> issues. This resulted in a patch that ended up in the 1.6 Release.
> Since then I had a lot of ideas and was experimenting, but the exceptionally high effort for testing, the lack of
> usable feedback and the fact that things where working well at the local site prevented me from going ahead.
> Now Jörg has really put a lot of work into the sync code and I believe that not being the only person working on the
> Sync code is again a very good starting point for future development.
> I believe that an easy to use, out of the box working sync solution is every important for the eGroupware Project.
> Philip Herbert
> Carl Knauber Holding GmbH & Co KG
> address Endenicher Strasse 120-140, 53115 Bonn, Germany
> email philip@...
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