[horde] Recent Horde complaints
etienne.goyer at linuxquebec.com
Thu Dec 4 11:16:31 PST 2003
On Thu, Dec 04, 2003 at 09:30:06AM -0800, Andrew Morgan wrote:
> We're talking about basic system administration skills here. Horde is not
> a point-and-click Windows application. Most useful server applications
> have reasonable defaults but require some form of configuration to tailor
> the application for your site's needs.
That's the problem IMHO. Horde *require* manual configuration, which in
turn require user to read documentation (something that is very often
What would be required is an already configured package. I could see
Linux distributors building a package suited for their distribution,
pre-configured with reasonnable and functionnal default, dependancy
resolved and administrivia (table creation , etc) taken care of. I
think Debian provide such a thing, but I could not search their package
repository today. I don't think it would be the Horde project
responsability to provide these packages; that would have to done by a
Also, I think many newbie currently trying to set up Horde would be
better advised to use something else. IMP is a very complete and
complex webmail package, but if you only need plain old webmail, I
guess Squirrelmail could do the job with less hassle (or so I heard).
There is nothing wrong with that; Horde is meant to be complete,
flexible and extensible. The downside is more complexity at the
Anyway, just my 0.02$ ...
Etienne Goyer Linux Québec Technologies Inc.
http://www.LinuxQuebec.com etienne.goyer at linuxquebec.com
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