Fully featured Linux desktop client

Idea ID 2747116

Re: Fully featured Linux desktop client

We still need a fully featured Linux desktop client to replace the one that hasn't been developed since (or was removed from) GroupWise 8!

Super Contributor.
Super Contributor.

As this idea got 244+ votes in the old idea portal and was discussed heavily: we need a client for Linux (and Mac)!

Trusted Contributor.
Trusted Contributor.

Having a multiplatform client is a must have, not a nice to have.

recognize that simple fact is essential for the future of GroupWise.


A word to CEOs, admins and users:

 Perhaps not everybody see this, but there is a movement out of cloud. And companies who do this move need a on prem enterprise ready and proved messaging system. Only GroupWise fits this today.

Exchange is leaving the on prem marked. Notes is nearly gone away. Other products does not scale like GroupWise. They are perhaps more colorful and modern in design, but not so Enterprise and stable proved like GroupWise.

No matter what „the world“ tries to tell you, data has to be stored locally in you own datacenter under your control. Only you  may be able to decide what to share to others. You yourself are responsible for the data your company holds. No paper signed by the CEO of a vendor or datacenter owner protects from this responsibility.

If there is any doubt that a second party could have access to data owned the company without permission of the company, that technology has to be banned.

From this standpoint GroupWise in the future will be the only enterprise proved messaging system which can fit.

Do not fight with cloud. Be the best on prem an have clients for all platforms.

Thomas Stimper



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Status changed to: Waiting for Votes

I would settle for a plugin for other email clients, as long as that plugin allows for the use of the same protocol/port as the windows GW Client. 

Example, A plugin for Thunderbird(runs on linux natively) that allows for connections to port 1677 using the same security and protocols as the windows GW client. 

Super Contributor.
Super Contributor.

I would like to see firewall-friendly SOAP/REST over 443 for the new client protocol.

Regular Contributor.
Regular Contributor.

Hi All! With the Wuhan Coronavirus we need a lightweight VDI and that is Linux, so we need the Full GroupWise client like our windows users have on the desktop. We are paying for the full client but when we try to use Linux for VDI to work from home we have to use the web client. Linux is not going away, Linux is related to the Android OS and that is not going away. I feel the Windows Enterprise users only think of the desktop and not the 2-3 billion mobile users that are primarily based on Linux or UNIX and have NOTHING to do with the MS windows echo system.

New Member.

Does anyoneone @MicroFocus ever monitor this??

Until last update it was still possible to use the (old) GW8 Linux client - not really good, ut was able to use most of the features.
Since 18.2.0 the 8.0 client can't connect anymore.
Webaccess is full of bugs - other frontends (evolution for ex.) do not work properly with calendar- rule- proxy- and other functions? I could throw away my Windows computer - I found a Linux replacement for all needed tasks at my administration desk - but not for my "linux based" eMail program Groupwise?!

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