Projekt start was December 2003; official and successful completion was in November 2004. The project management team consisted of two persons, the lead was with Jan-Oliver Wagner with Bernhard Reiter as backup. The development and QS team counted 6 heads.
Ägypten-2 is an important element in the BSI's migration to a mixed desktop environment since it supports interoperable Email communication across various operating systems in a comfortable way.
The project closely cooperated with the KDE developer community and especially the KDE-PIM project, PIM stands for personal information management. KDE already provides a lot of products for this task, e.g. Kontact bundles the following components under a common graphical user interface: KMail (Email), KOrganizer (calendar, appointments) and KAddressbook (contacts).