IT Meedia (www.itmeedia.ee, firstname.lastname@example.org) has made available the 2.0 beta version of the Amphora light groupware system. Amphora light 2.0 is covered by GPL.
Amphora light is a powerful groupware server for small and medium sized enterprises, based on Linux, Python, Zope, Postgresql and Apache, to name the most important components.
The functionality of Amphora light is similar to, and in several respects exceeds MS Exchange and Lotus Notes, providing:
- Browser interface for Netscape, Mozilla, MS IE - Simple file (document) sharing capabilities - Calendars - Tasks - Contacts - Discussions - Simple databases - Web-based email - Integrating front page - An optional MS Windows client for synchronisation with MS Outlook - Hierarchical system or rights, management of rights
Version 2.0 introduces a number of improvements over the version 1.0 made available last year:
- Full source available, licenced under GPL. - Supported on RedHat 7.2 - Based on Zope 2.4.x and new versions of python, postgresql, etc. - Does not require a devoted server machine - Should be much easier to port and install than version 1.0 - Simple file (document) sharing capabilities added - Simple database creation and usage capabilities added - By default, mail is based on sendmail instead of qmail - Numerous improvements to functionality, scalability and stability
A devoted Bugzilla site has been made available for bug reports, see http://www.amphora.ee/freeware/amphoralightdevelopment.html
IT Meedia is also marketing a professional version of Amphora (see http://www.amphora.ee/eng/), which contains powerful additional components:
- Full-fledged document management - CRM (clients, contacts, sales, etc connected to the rest) - Message registration and delegation system - ASP mode