- Getting Involved
- Task guide
- Administrator Guides
- Developer Guides
- Useful documentation
- bug triage
- development / coding in C, C++, Python or Perl (and possibly other languages depending on your development goals)
- documentation / proof reading
- system administration (especially with Exchange servers, although other mail / calendaring / task based tools and general sysadmin support would also be useful)
- testing and bug reporting
- joining the main mailing list (see subscription information and the archive of previous posts to the mailing list for more information)
- Register on the tracker and post your questions in the Forums.
- and if possible, also join the IRC channel we use - #openchange on Freenode (server: irc.freenode.net, channel: #openchange).
Your next stage is then to set up a development environment (either from scratch, or starting with a pre-build appliance). Guides on how to do this are provided below. If you have trouble, please ask questions on the IRC channel (preferred) or on the mailing list.
We have an incomplete list of tasks (including bugs to fix and features to implement) on the issue tracker. Please let us know what you are working on before getting too far into it, to prevent any issues coming up at merge time, and also to allow us to provide guidance / suggestions where appropriate.
Thanks for your interest in OpenChange!
Install OpenChange from source¶
Follow the instructions in this guide which explains HowTo Install OpenChange From Source.
Update OpenChange and Samba from source¶
Follow the instructions in this guide which explains HowTo Update OpenChange and Samba From Source.
Follow the instructions in this guide which explains HowTo Setup OpenChange Server.OpenChange server - beside its native compatibility with Microsoft Outlook - offers a pluggable storage's mechanism called mapistore. It provides a scalable solution to MAPI data storage allowing user to transparently store MAPI data on a large set of services and databases:
Follow the instructions in this guide which explains HowTo Setup OpenChange Client.
Follow the instructions in this guide which explains HowTo Setup Outlook with OpenChange Server.
If you experience severe problems with Outlook, then the Engaging with Microsoft on Outlook guide may be of use.
Follow this guide if you want to setup an OpenChange appliance from scratch with SOGo backend.
MAPIStore 1.0 development guide¶
This document describes the API used to write backends for OpenChange Server: MAPIStore 1.0 Development Guide
OCSManager is the OpenChange Service Manager. It is used to send notifications from a remote system to OpenChange Server and advise clients on remote changes.
This document covers the OCSManager installation, configuration and protocol specifications for authentication and notifications: OCSManager Specifications
RPC over HTTP¶
This document describes the research, experiences and progress on implementing RPC over HTTP on OpenChange server side.
OpenChange Server Documentation¶
- mapiproxy and mapistore: http://mapiproxy.openchange.org
OpenChange API Documentation¶
- client libraries: http://apidocs.openchange.org
The OpenChange project scope includes both implementing the "as documented" protocols from Microsoft, and also investigating and verifying the protocol (and its documentation). See Protocol Information.
We have an implementation of the "Fast Transfer" operations described in MS-OXCFXICS. See Fast Transfer for more details.
The OpenChange project has a strong commitment to appropriate infrastructure. A description of some of it is available in OpenChange Project Infrastructure.
- HowTo Install OpenChange From Source
- HowTo Update OpenChange and Samba From Source
- HowTo Setup OpenChange Server
- HowTo Setup OpenChange Client
- HowTo Setup Outlook with OpenChange Server
- HowTo Install OpenChange Appliance
- HowTo install an Exchange test lab
Development status and tips¶
Overview of ExchangeRPC provides a starting point for developers (working with OpenChange libraries, or working on OpenChange).
The Client Side Function list shows where we are up to with particular Remote Operations. You can also look on the Issues list.