Calendaring system?

David Nalley david at gnsa.us
Mon Feb 9 21:23:37 UTC 2009


On Mon, Feb 9, 2009 at 4:11 PM, Mike McGrath <mmcgrath at redhat.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 9 Feb 2009, David Nalley wrote:
>
>> On Mon, Feb 9, 2009 at 3:46 PM, Mike McGrath <mmcgrath at redhat.com> wrote:
>> > On Mon, 9 Feb 2009, Clint Savage wrote:
>> >
>> >> On Mon, Feb 9, 2009 at 12:36 PM, Jeroen van Meeuwen <kanarip at kanarip.com> wrote:
>> >> > Adam Williamson wrote:
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Hi, guys. Uh, quick intro for those who see the redhat.com and wonder
>> >> >> who I am - I'm Adam Williamson. I'm new in the Fedora QA department here
>> >> >> at RH, my job is to drive community involvement in Fedora QA. I came
>> >> >> over from Mandriva where I was the community manager. I'll be working
>> >> >> from my home in Vancouver, Canada.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> I'm new on the list so this may have come up before, in which case
>> >> >> apologies :). Something I thought would be nice to have for QA community
>> >> >> is a public calendar system where dates of events like test days can be
>> >> >> published. Obviously it's silly for me personally or the QA team to take
>> >> >> on the job of hosting a calendar server, but it was suggested that it
>> >> >> would be a good project for the infrastructure team, and other groups
>> >> >> within Fedora could probably benefit from it. Does it sound like a good
>> >> >> idea? Anyone want to have a go? Or is there something already, that I
>> >> >> don't know about? Thanks!
>> >> >
>> >> > I've not seen anything in this thread yet, so it may have been mentioned
>> >> > before;
>> >> >
>> >> > MediaWiki has a couple of calendering plugins that will allow "days" to be
>> >> > allocated; I looked into this for our meeting schedule but since none of
>> >> > them include any times for appointments I found it to be useless.
>> >> > Nonetheless, it could be worthwhile for allocating "Test days" and "Events"
>> >> > -and things of the sort.
>> >> >
>> >> > Kind regards,
>> >> >
>> >> > Jeroen van Meeuwen
>> >> > -kanarip
>> >> >
>> >>
>> >> I think the point I'm continuing to make is that it should support
>> >> caldav or something similar.  The protocol defines a protocol, so the
>> >> client applications themselves shouldn't matter, but we do need to
>> >> have a way to communicate with the calendar server.
>> >>
>> >> My intention isn't to discount MediaWiki or Zikula as a possible
>> >> platform for a calendaring client, but to say that the features you
>> >> suggest are not what we're after here.  Instead I'd say that those two
>> >> applications could push/pull data from the calendar server (using
>> >> caldav).
>> >>
>> >> The events listed in the caldav server can be manipulated by these
>> >> other applications and probably through an API which could include
>> >> Access Control Lists based upon FAS rights.  I can see this being a
>> >> bit of an undertaking, but it can really benefit the Fedora Project as
>> >> a whole.
>> >>
>> >> As I stated in my previous email, I've got a draft up of all the
>> >> features we'd like to see (it's pretty empty right now) and I'll
>> >> probably go ahead and list some of this email there.  But for those of
>> >> you who are interested in helping me get that wiki page more complete,
>> >> feel free to visit:
>> >>
>> >> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Herlo/Fedora_Calendar_Project_Desired_Features_(Draft)
>> >>
>> >> Keep the thoughts coming, I want to see this project succeed!
>> >>
>> >
>> > Maybe we should mature this a bit and look into full collaboration suites.
>> >
>> > For example http://www.opengroupware.org/
>> >
>> > I'm poking around at some now, I'm not sure what license restrictions
>> > there are for each.
>> >
>> >        -Mike
>> >
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>>
>> As a former contributor to OGo I think it's a great project, and it
>> supports things like CAlDAV. However unless things have changed
>> recently I'd expect it to be a bear to get packaged and into Fedora.
>> Not that it should be excluded, just a heads up. That said it's really
>> email centric and I am not sure we'd want to get in that business.
>>
>
> Lets say we wanted to use features that were _not_ email storage based.
> How feasible is that?  For example, if I created an appointment for you
> and me, it'd still send an email to your @fp.o email address which would
> then just be forwarded to your local MTA.
>
>        -Mike
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So OGo is (or was) cognizant of other users accounts - and would
create the appointment on the calendar directly rather than sending to
the users MTA. Calendar and other non-mail stuff are all stored in the
DB - while mail is almost an add-on. (In the mail-less environment it
knows about e-mail - and can send items out, but it treats local users
completely separate from e-mail. That might be ok. - esp if we did
iCAL or CalDAV.

I do need to disclaim that I haven't kept up with OGo in quite a while
and things may have changed, but the architecture had been around for
a long time, and I don't think they would have made any dramatic
changes.




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