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Is OpenGoo completely developed in PHP or Java.
« on: June 13, 2008, 03:39:09 pm »
I saw ""Current work is being done in Java/JEE, due mainly to the background of the development team" on the website however it looks like the current code is completely in PHP, can anyone give a rough estimate on when will the first release in JAVA would be available.


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Re: Is OpenGoo completely developed in PHP or Java.
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2008, 11:19:46 pm »
That statement is outdated and confusing indeed.

After some initial tests done in Java, we decided to go the PHP way.

Main reasons why we used PHP:
  • Lighter on the server: you can run OpenGoo on the cheapest hosting servers (6 US$/month)
  • Popular in the Open Source community: Most Open Source projects we admire are done in PHP, and many developers know PHP, and we want the community to contribute
  • Many OpSource projects to hack into OGoo: the old ActiveCollab, FCKEditor, Trimspreadsheets (while it lasted),

There is a great -kind of Open Source- product done in Java: Zimbra. It has many of the features OpenGoo offers. Maybe that's the right product for you?

We estimate that, on the future, there might be some plug-ins that could need a JVM (we might use as a server for converting different document formats). But for now, we want to keep OpenGoo small, and agile.
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