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Re: Comments on yesterday's IRC Chat

From: Gary Frederick <gary.frederick@jsoft.com>
Date: Thu, 09 Jan 2003 14:26:08 -0600
Message-ID: <3E1DDAE0.6060501@jsoft.com>
To: www-rdf-calendar@w3.org

Good thoughts.

I don't think the libical ics files would be more than a start at an 
iCalendar suite of test cases, but it would be a start. However, I sent 
a notice of the next IRC chat to the libical mailing list.

I think there are several projects using a variation of the libical 
libraries, KDE? and Evolution in addition to Mozilla comes to mind.

!!! on your class Paul. I wanted to redo the Mozilla calendar to use an 
RDF datasource so it could do even more with XUL etc. When they are 
ready for the following semester, have them put Mozilla datasources into 
OpenOffice.org :-)

Gary

Paul Buhler wrote:
> A thought from yesterday's IRC Chat on calendaring...
> 
> At (http://ilrt.org/discovery/chatlogs/rdfig/2003-01-08.html#T19-11-14)
> a discussion takes place about a lack of test db for icalendar files.
> The mozilla calendar application utilizes the open source libical
> project for all access to .ics files. Mozilla calendar wraps libical in
> XPCOM. The libical source is found at
> (http://sourceforge.net/projects/freeassociation/). At any rate, the
> libical code has a directory of test .ics files that they use for
> performing regression testing before making new releases. I don't know
> how widespread the use of libical is... I know of a few projects that
> are using it in addition to Moz Calendar. Perhaps the few test files
> they use could be a start to a test db. Likewise, any test files that
> might be generated elsewhere should be propagated to the libical folks.
> 
> I may as well mention in this post that this semester I am teaching a
> software engineering practicum course at the College of Charleston, in
> Charleston, SC USA. In this class the students work on projects of
> moderate complexity... as an experiment, that I have committed to for
> the Spring/Fall terms, this class will be using the Mozilla Calendar
> project as a base application to understand and modify. I am using the
> David Boswell, et al. text "Creating Applications with Mozilla". At the
> moment, we will be looking at XUL/CSS/JS and in about a month we will be
> turning our attention to the Calendar project. I have been talking with
> Mike Potter at OEone and he has been an enthusiastic supporter of this
> idea. He is in the process of helping to identify some Calendar work
> that would be appropriate for this purpose.
> 
> Best Regards,
> 
> Paul Buhler
Received on Thursday, 9 January 2003 15:32:07 GMT

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