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TWIG is a Web-based groupware suite written in PHP, compatible with both PHP3 and PHP4. Its features include IMAP and POP3 email, Usenet newsgroups, contact management, scheduling, shared notes and bookmarks, a todo list, and meeting announcements. Any piece of information can be shared with others via group oriented access controls. By using only plain HTML, it is a simple, cross-platform, fast, and browser-independent way to access or share almost any kind of information, without the complexity or costs of other intranet/groupware packages. It is fully internationalized, with 24 translations.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  29 Mar 2005 22:14

    Release Notes: Support for importing and exporting contacts from ThunderBird as a CSV file. Faster parsing of long addresses lists in Mail, and better links to Contacts. The Main feature no longer tries to include disabled mini-feature modules. print.css files have been fixed so that printed email messages are all black. Improper default primary and secondary menu types have been fixed. There is a workaround for double-double-quotes in Mail replies, and workarounds for TLS issues with recent UW-IMAPD servers and POP3 authentication. An incorrect phrase in the Hebrew source file has been fixed. The German language files have been updated.

    •  09 Mar 2005 16:11

      Release Notes: Many updates and improvements have been made to the CSS stylesheets. The use_https option was improved to allow sites to choose HTTPS for logins for all traffic, or to leave this decision to the client. The securecookie.sqltable login handler now allows multiple pages to be active from the same client. An advanced security administrator mode was enabled for admin group owners. This release works with MySQL 4.1's new timestamp format. The bookmarks feature can now import and export.

      •  13 Jan 2005 22:16

        Release Notes: Register_globals can now be on or off. A new theme was added. CSS was updated for better behavior with older browsers. Tabs are now created with CSS. The ability to color code levels of quoting in email messages was added. The original message date has been added to email replies. Several bugs have been fixed, and a few other enhancements have been added.

        •  16 Nov 2004 19:31

          Release Notes: This is the first stable release in nearly two years, full of bugfixes and improvements. Major changes include the use of CSS to beautify and reduce page size, better translation support, improved message indicators in the Mail feature, and two exciting new icon packs. Several new features have been added, including support for calling TWIG from mailto: links, capacity graphs in the Mail feature, and for the first time, Javascript is used for minor buttons. The Search feature is now enabled by default, and TWIG now operates with register_globals = Off, requiring at least PHP 4.1.2.

          •  01 Oct 2004 18:17

            Release Notes: This release fixes a few bugs that were present in the alpha2 release. The CSS is improved and more integrated. The code for using TWIG as the mailer for HTML mailto: links has been improved. At least PHP 4.1.2 is now required.

            Recent comments

            10 Oct 2002 17:45 SodaBrew

            Re: Be aware: twig creates cookies with cleartext password

            > Subject says all.
            > Clean cookies when your session is
            > finished, i.e. in internet cafes.

            (this note coming from a TWIG primary developer ;-)

            True, this is the default configuration, but only because it is the easiest mode to debug. Sometimes users have trouble with Apache and PHP configuration, and think it's TWIG at fault, so we try to keep the defaults super-plainly-easy.

            Once everything is working, the documention suggests that you do tighten up the security. TWIG provides several modes, such as session length, multipart cookies (which do not contain a password, but rather a "session identifier hash"). Using an SSL web server is highly encouraged, too.

            18 Mar 2002 18:35 briancary

            excellent application
            I started with IMP, but could never get through all the configuration files, and eventually gave up. TWIG is fantastic, just what I've been looking for to do group collaboration, scheduling, email etc. all from a web browser. The install instructions were clear and it all worked for me immediately. This package has web based administration, lots of configuration and customization abilities, and there is more in this software than first meets the eye. Great Job! Keep up the great work guys.

            27 Sep 2001 10:25 jfh01

            Be aware: twig creates cookies with cleartext password
            Subject says all.

            Clean cookies when your session is finished, i.e. in internet cafes.

            04 Jul 2001 19:08 shaman

            Phew! 2.7.0 is out.
            Sorry to lose faith. 6 months made me nervous.

            However, now I feel responsible for perhaps creating an issue. 2.7.0 has some fairly substantial bugs that need resolution.

            I suggest anyone going to 2.7.0 approach it with the idea of finding bugs for the development team. I've reported four, three of which are potential show-stoppers.

            29 Jun 2001 13:17 anim8

            Re: OH NO!

            > It appears that this application has
            > been discontinued by the developer!
            > I've sent off a message to them... I
            > hope not, this is a Grade A piece of
            > software.

   is up.

            Development Versions are available from the
            download page.

            * twig-cvs-06-29-2001.tar.gz (snaphot taken at
            1am on Jun. 29, 2001)


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