ok, so it would be nice to have a calendar that we could all share
within our company. i can see other uses as well.
first though, a nice little rant about calendaring that at the end
announces hula, which is a calendaring, email, address book, anti-virus,
blah, blah, balh thingy (uh, no).
so. i hunted around and read about ical. it's a (gasp) standard for
calendars and how to share them. you set up a little website, enable
webdav, slap your calendar there and then everyone can read and write
to your calendar. (or only you can write to it and others can read
from it, or whatever - go learn about apache perms and mod_dav perms,
but it's outside the scope of this).
the great thing is that the mozilla project has a calendar project that
can use these calendar files and manipulate them and republish them and
all is good. in addition, os x has a client application that supports
them and supposedly korganiser can handle them as well. your calendar
app can subscribe to multiple calendars, so you can have a calendar for
a meeting room, a calendar for projects and a calendar for national
holidays and multiples of all of the above.
some calendars you write to, so are read-only, yadda-yadda-yadda.
all is good.
um. no. the calendar plugin for firefox on windows doesn't work for
firefox versions above 0.8. um... mozilla sunbird on windows - the
standalone mozilla calendaring client - doesn't go through http proxies.
has anyone here used ical in a mixed platform environment? linux and
windows specifically, but it might be nice to help other folks. i know
calendaring is an issue that comes up for people and it would be nice to
have a solution that's portable.
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