Hamburg - 2011/01/19 The Tine 2.0 project released its next
major version "Neele" (2011-01). Packages for public download
and an online demo have been deployed on the project page.
Focal points of this version are:
Printing lists across all modules as well as calendar week and
Support for automatic email filtering and vacation mails via
Overall increased performance.
Moreover, the ActiveSync server got a lot of detail improvements
and is now capable to handle recurring event exceptions in both
In total the Changelog lists more than 270 new features and
- Printing -
All list views now have direct printing support from within the
Client. When the user presses the Print button, the native printing
dialog of the operating system comes up. This avoids the cumbersome
tree click process, known from many web-applications: open a print
view, press print and close print view.
Each user can determine the amount of data printed by adjusting
the visible columns before pressing the print button. More
sophisticated print layouts can be achieved with specialized export
The Calendar comes with two special print layouts for week and
month views. They are modeled after their paper format paragons
which, in contrast to the screen representation, have no time
- Automatic Email Filtering -
In the email client, users now can define filter rules for
automatic server side email processing.
For example one could define that all mails having a subject
starting with a certain phrase are automatically delivered into a
special email folder. Another common use case is to discard all
mails from a certain sender address.
The filters and corresponding actions are directly executed on
the mail server. So they apply regardless of the mail client
currently in use.
Moreover users can define vacation messages as automatic
responses to mails coming in when they are in vacation or out of
For this features to work, the installations IMAP server needs
- Performance -
An overall performance spike of about 30% could be archived by
switching from Zend_Date to PHPs native DateTime Class for Date and
Time computations in the Server component. While the project made
the changes fully backward compatible down to PHP version 5.2.4 it
is highly recommended to switch to PHP 5.3 to take full advantage
of these changes. - ActiveSync -
A lot of detail improvements have been added to the ActiveSync
Server. Most notably the calendar connector now can deal with
recurring event exceptions such as time shifts or cancellations.
The Adressbook connector is now capable to handle birthdays from
devices with broken timezone support. Moreover the Contact image
quality has been greatly improved.
- More Highlights -
Improved email client usability
Improved email - address book integration
Hints for visibly hidden calendar events
Improved LDAP support
Dovecot IMAP management support
Access control rights if a (system) group or account is
Default Favorites (filter settings) for all Applications
Customizable Calendar colors
What is Tine 2.0?
Tine 2.0 is a web based online groupware system, based on free
and open sources which is sponsored by the german IT-company
Metaways Infosystems GmbH.
The system leads to a more efficient business organisation and
Contacts, appointments, tasks and other relevant information can
be approved, shared, distributed and appreciated easily.
The extraordinary easy to use interface eases workday life and
is implemented as a 'Rich Internet Application' which runs in all
The Server component is build as a service provider which serves
the build in web-client as well as other service clients by its
Tine 2.0 was started by former eGroupWare core developers who
now work fulltime on Tine 2.0.