Quote by: Tex
"Actually I helped Matt make TotalCalendar work with Geeklog "
TotalCalendar for Geeklog doesn't look well-integrated. It doesn't seem you can put calendar blocks (upcoming events, etc., etc.) wherever you want them, etc., etc., The Geeklog calendar is really good. It just needs some TLC.
I wanted to pay for this, and maybe get others to help pay something, so that it could be given free to the community. If I could figure out about how much it would cost, I could come up with a plan to make this happen.
This features has been requested hundreds of times in the past four and a half years. Someone (I think it was Vince) tried it and gave up. It is obviously a very complex and time consuming task that no one feels worthwhile to invest the time and effort on.
TotalCalendar does allow you to put the calendar block on GL. The author will send you the codes for the lib-custom.php.
My problem with the TotalCalendar is the poor support. My last support request is two months old and I couldn't get any reply. I own 4 licenses! The author would disappear for weeks at a time and come back to make quick answers. But my current problem doesn't have a quick answer, so he just doesn't respond, after telling me that he would get back at me quickly.
The support I requested is that the calendar and events block is in conflict with Geeklog's portal blocks because both use PEAR and you get something like "cannot redeclare PEAR modules..." error. If you have both the TotalCalendar's event block and some RSS feed blocks on your Geeklog site, you will run into that error when RSS refreshes. He asked me to comment out almost everything in Geeklog's PEAR.php. It works for a while and then other problems arise because of that hack.
Now I have waited two months for a better solution that he said he would give me sooner. Other than that TotalCalendar is very powerful especially if you use if for many groups. The only thing that lacks with the integration is searchability.
He uses the name sweetphp, and no where you can find his real name, or where he lives. Not that I care to know who he is, but he just doesn't have a name of face for his customers to feel comfortable with. His website is poorly maintained.
The program heavily uses xml to the extend that I found no way to modify it if I need to modify it for certain need.
I was about to promote TotalCalendar to the Geeklog community, but so far I am not yet happy with it.
Good luck with your attempt to get GL Calendar improved. Count me in for contribution.