Sheila is giving us the update on Chandler.
With the 0.6 release folks in OSAF are “dogfooding” the app themselves.
Mitch Kapor and his assistant Esther are using it and push the capabilities.
0.7 will enhance the calendar and bring more people in to use it. It will also bring in some of Mimi Yin’s design vision for a collaborative PIM.
The Scooby web client has to catch up with Chandler. They’re looking at 2 month release cycles for Scooby.
They launched a hosting service in December using the Cosmo server. Foxmarks is using Cosmo as a repository. Foxmarks is on the Mozilla download page, so it’s gotten quite popular and the usage has forced them to get Cosmo performing to meet the use. The next version of Cosmo will implement CalDAV free/busy reports, to support CalDAV scheduling in Chandler.
Looking for Chandler beta 1.0 in about a year. Sheila is working on a concrete plan for the 1.0 roadmap.
Sheila asks whether people have satisfied the needs they had that led them to originally invest in Chandler. Jack Duwe remarks that three years ago when this started, Oracle had just purchased Steltor, and at this point Oracle hasn’t pulled the rug out from under them, which was a concern at the time.
Greg notes that what’s emerging is a client that looks to be nice and integrated (like Outlook), and that most of us have become rather settled in our environments. One possibility is that we say this has been an interesting collaboration and learning experience, and we go on our separate ways. Or we could find new ways, now that our three years of funding is running out, to continue the collaboration.