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Nuke

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This is definately a tall order, but would totally rock. Many of us use PDA's to track our schedules. It would be great if there was a way to synch our Geeklog Calendar's to our PDAs. This would basically require not only a mod to the Geeklog code, but probably a special client application(javascript maybe?) to synch the calendar to outlook, or whatever calendar program you use... Obviously, a very tall order... Maybe I'll go out and see if there is a pre-exhisting tool to handle the synching side of things... SOmethign that uses a flat text file or something like that... Then FL would just have to create this file on the client machine... Of course, maybe one of you can think of a better way to do this?
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vinny

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Don't expect this for GL 1.3.x. The calendar code is currently the worst (no offense to those who wrote it) in Geeklog. I'm starting to work on the outline for a calendar plugin for GL2. My preliminary design right now would fully support the iCalendar standard which would mean you could share your calendar across many applications (including sharing on the web, with Outlook, etc). I'm just waiting on the Plugin API spec (hint, hint guys) to really get started. The problem with getting this to work with the current calendar implementation is that events are stored in somewhat un-usefull way. It would be possible to write a php script which could take events directly from the database and export to the iCalendar format which could then be used with Outlook or other calendar programs that supports iCalendar. However, I'm looking forward to GL2, and I don't really need this feature so I have no incentive to work on this for GL 1.3.x. You could probably write the script described above yourself as it shouldn't require any extraordinary programming, but if you're really desperate for this I'd willing to do it for some sort of compensation. -Vinny
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Nah... I'm not desperate for it, and aside from that, I'd rather let the open-source process take it's course. A cool idea though, no?
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vinny

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Like I said, this is something I have planned to incorporate into the calendar I'm working on for GL2. As for letting open source take its course...there is nothing in the GPL that says a person can't get paid for their work. Just think of software development as a service industry, regardless of license. But yeah, definitely an important feature for a useful calendar. -Vinny
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Anonymous

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Aye... being able to have my PDA updated automatically would rock. I'm looking forward to this one...
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