[announce] Horde Groupware 5.0.0RC1

Jan Schneider jan at horde.org
Mon Oct 29 17:19:29 UTC 2012

The Horde Team is pleased to announce the first release candidate of the Horde
Groupware version 5.0.0.

Horde Groupware is a free, enterprise ready, browser based collaboration
suite. Users can manage and share calendars, contacts, tasks and notes  
with the
standards compliant components from the Horde Project.

We encourage widespread testing and feedback via the mailing lists or our bug
tracking system. Updated translations are very welcome. Strings are not going
to change until the final release.

For upgrading instructions, please see

Please note that upgrading from a stable version to a beta version is  
not possible due to a bug in the PEAR installer.

For detailed installation and configuration instructions, please see

The major changes compared to the Horde Groupware version 4.0 are:

General changes:
     * Completely redesigned user interface.
     * Completed and improved smartphone modes.
     * Much improved ActiveSync library including version 12.1 support.
     * IMAP groupware storage without dedicated Kolab server.
     * Improved support for Kolab 2.
     * Dropped support for Internet Explorer 6.
     * Many further improvements.

Address Book changes:
     * Improved support for email fields with multiple addresses.
     * Dropped preference which address books to display.

Calendar changes:
     * Allowed to set individual timezones for events.
     * Added work week view to dynamic interface.
     * Added complete recurrence and exception editing to dynamic interface.
     * Added resource scheduling to dynamic interface.
     * Added quick task adding to dynamic interface.
     * Added heatmap to year view.
     * Synchronized tags with Kolab categories.

Tasks changes:
     * Added recurring tasks.
     * Added smart tasks lists.
     * Added login task to purge completed tasks.
     * Converted categories to tags.

The full list of changes can be viewed here:


Have fun!

The Horde Team.

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