25 Feb 2016 - Münster (by Dominik)

Baïkal joins our open source projects

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For a long time Baïkal has been one of the most popular implementations of sabre/dav, one of our many open source projects and a core component of fruux. Baïkal fills one of the biggest gaps that out-of-the-box sabre/dav has: an easy to use installer and admin interface. It's the best choice if you're looking to host a light-weight CardDAV/CalDAV server yourself.

However, since a little while the Baïkal project has stagnated a bit and thus many users were on older versions of sabre/dav. To change this, we had a talk with the lead maintainer for Baïkal (Jérôme Schneider from Netgusto), and proposed to bring Baïkal under the 'sabre.io' umbrella of projects.

What this means in practice is that:

  • We're moving the existing website and documentation over from baikal-server.com to sabre.io.
  • We're now helping with support, and already closed over a hundred tickets.
  • We're taking over maintenance of Baikal 0.x, and already did the first few new releases.
  • Eventually we will release a 1.0 version of Baikal, unless Baikal 2 is ready first.

This blog post is based on Baïkal joins sabre.io over in our sabre.io blog, which you should read for all the details.

About Dominik

Dominik started fruux back in 2007. He's a lawyer that writes code and has Amazon subscriptions for stuff that normal people buy in the supermarket. Follow him on Twitter or contact him via e-mail.

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