[Samba] Samba4 openchange status

Steve Ankeny steve_a at cinergymetro.net
Fri Apr 29 21:16:49 UTC 2016

On 04/29/2016 04:38 PM, CpServiceSpb wrote:
> I strongly and completely disagree with statement that is "IMHO the 
> need for openchange is disappearing. "
> It is the only and one project/soft providing Exchange functionality 
> on Linux platform.

FIRST OF ALL, this is the Samba mailing list, and a long discussion of 
OpenChange is not appropriate.

And, if you will read the SOGo mailing list, archived here (starting in 
March) . . .


you'll find a long discussion since March 10 regarding the status of 
Samba and SOGo/OpenChange

It is SOGo that acts as the OpenChange alternative, not strictly OpenChange.

It will work perfectly well as an Exchange alternative IF you're willing 
to use Outlook 2013, and later.  Why?  Because earlier versions of 
Outlook require "Outlook Anywhere," and THAT's provided by OpenChange.

IF, however, you're willing to use the "Exchange ActiveSync" (EAS) 
protocol, OpenChange is not needed.  SOGo will work perfectly well as an 
Exchange alternative without OpenChange (using EAS with Outlook 2013 and 

One of the OpenChange developers discusses how OpenChange development 
has more-or-less stopped, and its use with SOGo requires Samba 4.1.18 
only (available only from Inverse), and THAT is now EOL

So, in my opinion, that's what the original poster meant by his comment.

> 21.04.2016 17:24, Neil Price пишет:
>> On 21/04/2016 09:53, Mueller wrote:
>>> Hallo to all,
>>> does anyone know about the status of  openchange ?
>>> It sems to me as if the effort and the developping towards greater 
>>> versions
>>> than  samba 4.1 has stopped
>>> or ended .
>> One of the developers is on the sogo list and judging from what he 
>> said (a few months ago), development has stalled. He did not say why.
>> IMHO the need for openchange is disappearing.

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