Subject: [Techtalk] addressbook/calendar on Linux server + Win on desktop + PDA

Raena Lea-Shannon raen7 at
Sun Jan 6 20:33:25 EST 2002

Glenda R Snoggrass wrote;
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> Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2002 18:44:31 -0600 (CST)
> From: "Glenda R. Snodgrass" <grs at>
> To: <techtalk at>
> Subject: [Techtalk] addressbook/calendar on Linux server + Win on desktop + PDA
> I'm hoping this isn't too OT, tho I'm not yet sure exactly how broad are
> the parameters on this list. :)
> We are about to install a new Linux server in a client's office and
> planned to put in phpgroupware for addressbook and calendar, as we've been
> running this awhile and it seems to be pretty good (and those two apps are
> pretty stable).  Today the client tells me he wants to get a PDA and sync
> it with info on the server.  Suddenly I'm stumped.  I'm not really into
> PDAs myself so I just haven't paid much attention to what's happening in
> that arena, and this is the first client to bring the subject up.
> phpgroupware will import/export addressbook in palm format, but the
> calendar doesn't do anything, and I'm not really sure how the
> import/export works on the palm side (whether it's something the client
> can easily do himself).  I hit freshmeat and sourceforge and found a dozen
> projects still in alpha and pre-alpha, so not useful right now.  I hit
> and hoping to find something commercial, but
> didn't.  Most Slashdot articles I've read talk about PDAs running Linux,
> which isn't really the issue for me now.
> Do any of you know of some software to recommend?  I'm a Linux crusader,
> putting Linux servers in every client's office, and this is the first time
> I've not known the Linux software I need to meet a client's needs. :(
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> Glenda R. Snodgrass
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You could try looking at the SuSE site. SuSE 7.3 install has lots of
Palm Pilot synch stuff.

Your client's might like the SuSE GUI and YaST2 manager. Looks nice and
easy for GUI goobies like myself.

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