To get a look and feel I thought to possibly install both the backend and frontend on a single workstation, but miss a complete installation and setup guide for OX7 Appsuite and its dependices like MySQL, Apache and IMAP connection to a mail server.
It’s server-based so supports among other things live collaboration/creation
Apps are HTML5 based and “responsive designed.” In plain words, no client installation required. You only need to open an HTML5 capable web browser to the server app’s URL from any device which can range from smartphones to tablets to full Desktops and content should be automatically formatted for that device.
Its more capable document viewing/editing tool is currently only available in the commercial (paid) version with an official release date “sometime” in 2015.
My take is that Novell did this due to that OX in some way became a competitor to their own planned Novell Open Workgroup Suite (NOWS) on Open Enterprise Server (OES/SLES), which includes Groupwise and Vibe to-day (previous Teaming). We already have Vibe as part of NOWS, but I’m not happy that the Linux desktop is less supported (Vibe desktop for Windows and Mac only).
Therefore I am interested to see if Linux desktop are fully supported by the OX7 Appsuite, though I’m afraid that some of the new features are not(?)