Code Quality Rank: L1
Programming language: PHP
License: GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
Tags: Collaborative Software    
Latest version: v20.1.20201202

EGroupware alternatives and similar tools

Based on the "Collaborative Software" category.
Alternatively, view egroupware alternatives based on common mentions on social networks and blogs.

  • SOGo

    SOGo is a very fast and scalable modern collaboration suite (groupware). It offers calendaring, address book management, and a full-featured Webmail client along with resource sharing and permission handling. It also makes use of documented standards (IMAP, CalDAV, CardDAV, etc.) and thereby provides native connectivity (without plugins) to many clients such as Microsoft Outlook, Apple iCal, the iPhone, Mozilla Lightning, and a plethora of mobile devices.
  • Horde Groupware

    This is the old, deprecated, monolith Horde repository, archived here for historical reasons.
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  • Citadel/UX

    Collaboration suite (messaging and groupware) that is descended from the Citadel family of programs.
  • Kolab

    Another groupware suite.
  • Zimbra

    Collaborative software suite, that includes an email server and web client.

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Default and prefered installation method for EGroupware is via your Linux package manager:

Every other method (including a developer installation by cloning the repo) is way more complicated AND does not include all features, as part's of EGroupware are running in different containers, eg. the push-server!

Installing EGroupware 21.1 via Docker for non-Linux environments or not supported Linux distros:

EGroupware 21.1 can be installed via Docker, in fact the DEB/RPM packages also does that. Instructions on how to run EGroupware in Docker are in our Wiki and in doc/docker subdirectory.

Installing EGroupware development version via Docker:

Deprecated EGroupware development installation:

  • install composer.phar from https://getcomposer.org/download/
  • for JavaScript dependencies and build install nodejs and npm
  • optional: for minified CSS install grunt apt/yum/zypper install nodejs npm install -g grunt-cli
  • install EGroupware and dependencies cd /path/to/your/docroot git clone https://github.com/EGroupware/egroupware.git # or [email protected]:EGroupware/egroupware.git for ssh cd egroupware ./install-cli.php
  • install non-default EGroupware apps by cloning them into your egroupware directory eg. cd /path/to/your/egroupware git clone https://github.com/EGroupware/wiki.git
  • continue installation at http://localhost/egroupware/setup/

Keeping EGroupware up to date or switch to release branch:

cd /path/to/your/egroupware
./install-cli.php [<change-channel>]
setup/setup-cli.php # will tell you if a schema-update is necessary

install-cli.php supports the following "channels":

  • release: taged maintenance releases only eg. 19.1.20200701
  • bugfix: release-branch incl. latest bugfixes eg. 20.1, if you are currently on 20.1.20200710
  • <branch>: switch to given branch
  • master: latest development for next release

To change the channel, call install-cli.php <channel-to-update-to>.

For further instalation instructions see our wiki.