phpGroupWare is a fully featured, web based messaging, collaboration and enterprise management platform.

phpGroupWare comes with over 50 applications that can be mixed and matched according to your needs. Some of the most powerful features we offer include:

All this is freely downloadable.

phpGroupWare is free/open source software - which means the software can be modified to suit your specific needs.

At the core of phpGroupWare is our advanced Application Programming Interface (API) which allows you to build and deploy your own web based applications quickly and easily. Our API easily supports multiple database backends, permissions and access controls, user interface generation and multiple languages.

phpGroupWare is flexible and scalable. It is suitable for small groups of people and large organisations. phpGroupWare is international - we currently support over 20 languages. Around the world tens of thousands of people use phpGroupWare every day.

phpGroupWare is a GNU Package.

0.9.18 edges closer

Submitted by 'skwashd' 22-May-2008 - 04:52 pm

After 4 years phpGroupWare has started to prepare for a new major release. It has been decided that On 1 June 2008 the trunk of SVN will be branched to create the 0.9.18 release.

The first release from the branch will be a developer alpha of the core which will be designed to give developers some idea of what is coming in the new release. We hope that any bugs will be found and fixed quickly and this will allow us to create our first beta. The rest of the release schedule will be dependent on how testing and stabilising goes.

For more information please refer to the discussion on the developers list.

phpGroupWare is out

Submitted by 'skwashd' 14-Aug-2007 - 05:20 am

We recently became are of a cross site scripting exploit in the phpsysinfo module in phpGroupWare (CVE-2007-4048). This has been fixed in the release.

There have been a lot of other bug fixes along the way too. Our support for PHP 5 has improved too.

All users are encouraged to upgrade. Grab phpGroupWare from our download page now!

Summer of Code

Submitted by 'skwashd' 20-Mar-2007 - 03:11 pm
phpGroupWare has been accepted as a mentoring organisation for Google's Summer of Code Program. For more information, check out our summer of code page

phpGroupWare websites get a facelift

Submitted by 'skwashd' 08-Mar-2007 - 05:57 am
The phpGroupWare websites have received a much needed facelift. New content is on its way too.

Stay tuned for more news about the progress of the rollout

Patch now available for PHP 5.2 datetime class conflict

Submitted by 'skwashd' 26-Dec-2006 - 02:33 am

User's wishing to run phpGroupWare with PHP 5.2 can now do so. Just follow the instructions on the forum.

phpGroupWare conference a success

Submitted by 'skwashd' 21-Nov-2006 - 08:21 pm

From November 6 to 8, up to 15 phpGroupWare contributors and users met in Paris. The conference was an overwhelming success. During the 3 days contributors discussed ways of improving the project, community and product.

Although the current phpGroupWare community is a healthy and lively one, we are aware of some areas were we could improve. Several new contributors attended the conference who expressed an interest in helping to build the project. In the coming weeks more resources should become available for people wanting to contribute. The processes for becoming involved will be documented, along with information on developing and maintaining modules.

There was a lot of discussion on the code base. The discussions did not commit to a firm release plan, rather we agreed to release HEAD (aka 0.9.18) when it is ready. A 0.9.18 release roadmap will be published in the coming weeks after further discussion on the developers' list.

Several users attended the third day of the conference - the dedicated user day. During this day there were presentations on various phpGroupWare applications and how they are used within organisations. Users were given opportunities to tell developers what they thought about the project and how we could improve.

The conference ended on a postive note with a broad vision for the future of the project being presented to attendees, followed by drinks and dinner. Although it was close to midnight when people headed off for the evening, the discussions around the table were up beat and focused on the future of the project.

A detailed summary of each session will be provided at conference site as material becomes available.

Conference Registrations Open

Submitted by 'skwashd' 27-Sep-2006 - 06:09 pm

We are proud to announce that conference registrations have opened!

We have tried to keep prices as low as possible to offer value for money while covering our expenses. The 3 day programme will cater to developers, administrators and managers in both French and English.

The pricing is as follows:

  • Professionals - 100EUR
  • Hobbyists - 50EUR
  • Students / Unemployed - 20 EUR

Places are limited, so best book early. In order to ensure everyone is able to participate, Day 1 and 2 developer days are limited to 20 people, while the 3rd day for administrators, managers and developers is limited to 50 people.

Sign up Now!

Several developers are staying at Hotel Les Jardins d'Alesia, which is about 1km (just over half a mile) from the conference venue and is very reasonably priced.

Hope to see you there

Conference Programme Released

Submitted by 'skwashd' 21-Sep-2006 - 03:32 pm

The programme for phpGroupWare Conference Paris 2006 has been released. We have packed a lot into the 3 days.

Check it out on the conference site.

Software Freedom Day 2006 Reports

Submitted by 'skwashd' 16-Sep-2006 - 06:07 pm

Several phpGroupWare developers took part in Software Freedom Day events. phpGroupWare was well received by people.

In Melbourne, Dave Hall attended the SFD Bazaar, where he gave away dozens of copies of phpGroupWare CDs with the release and XAMPP. Dave was interviewed by Channel 31, community television, where he spoke about his business, phpGroupWare and other FOSS projects. We hope to post a copy of the story when it is available.

phpGroupWare Security and Bug Fix Release is out

Submitted by 'skwashd' 31-Aug-2006 - 04:37 am

A security vulnerability has been discovered in phpGW < We were not given a heads up before it was published.

The exploit is in the holiday code in calendar. It can only be exploited with register_globals = on and gpc_magic_quotes = off.

The advisory can be found at FrSIRT

There is code which exploits the vulnerability in the wild - see milw0rm.

All users are strongly encouraged to upgrade immediately.

You can grab the new version from our download section.

Or update from cvs
$ cd /path/to/phpgroupware
$ cvs update -dP

In addition to the security issue above, this release fixes support for MySQL4.1+ and pgsql 8. Support for php5 has been improved too, php5 should now work with zend.ze1_compatibility_mode on.

When grabbing your update, consider attending the phpGroupWare Conference Paris 2006.

The phpGroupWare Crew

Conference website launched

Submitted by 'skwashd' 26-Aug-2006 - 06:49 am

The conference website is up and running.

We are in the process of finalising some details, then we will be opening registrations.

We are still looking for sponsors, if you are interested in sponsoring the conference, please email us at

See the site for more information, it is (mostly) bilingual

The future of phpGroupWare?

Submitted by 'skwashd' 30-Jun-2006 - 07:00 am

phpGroupWare is a free software project with a long history. The code base has been in beta for over 6 years. As we look to stablise head as part of the 0.9.18 release process, we are planning the 1.0 release. At the same time we want to look to the future of the projectt.

"groupware" has changed a lot over 6 years, as has phpGroupWare. We want to take the opportunity after the 1.0 release to make sure we are still on right track. As part of that review we are seeking community input into the future direction of the project.

At this stage we want to focus on the big picture, not the small details. If you have an idea - suggest it. If you have a useful link - post it. If you want to help shape the future of phpGroupWare - take part.

To take part in the discussion please check out the version 2 development wiki or sign up for developers mailing list

phpGroupWare Conference

Submitted by 'skwashd' 30-Jun-2006 - 06:07 am

We are in the early stages of planning a user and developer conference for the project.

When: 6-8 November 2006 (just before Forum PHP - Nov 9-10, Paris)
Where: Paris, France
Who: Developers and Users
Cost: < 150EUR

We plan to provide more information in early July.

If you are interested in assisting with organising the conference or would like to be a sponsor please contact Dave Hall.

Major Bug Fix Release is out

Submitted by 'skwashd' 18-Dec-2005 - 05:30 am

phpGroupWare is proud to announce the latest stable version - This release contains over 50 reported bugs fixed, a stack of patches and general polish.

This is release exceeds the normal high quality of a phpgroupware release and is probably the most stable release ever by the phpGroupWare team.

Please refer to the ChangeLog for details on the significant fixes.

The tarballs include updated CVS data so you can easily update. This is a result of the recent CVS changes at savannah.

Download it now!


The phpGroupWare Crew

Dave Hall will be Speaking at

Submitted by 'skwashd' 05-Oct-2005 - 03:36 pm

Dave Hall (aka skwashd) our API Coordinator will be presenting a talk titled "What does AJAX and GroupDAV mean for web based FOSS Groupware?" at 2006.

For those of you who are interested, is Australia's national Linux conference. 2006 will be held in Dunedin, New Zealand from the 23rd - 28th January 2006 at the University of Otago.

For more info on the conference, check out the conference website. Hope to see you there.