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Full Article Attached Mozilla Calendar 0.8 Released

Thursday September 12th, 2002

A new version of Mozilla Calendar has been released for Linux and Windows. Amongst other improvements, Calendar 0.8 allows users to subscribe to remote calendar files and publish their events to a WebDAV-enabled server. Read the full article for more details and installation links.


#1 cool

by jsussman

Thursday September 12th, 2002 4:04 PM

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cool. that's helpful!

#2 Hmm

by johnlar <johnlar@tfn.net>

Thursday September 12th, 2002 4:13 PM

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Personally I still am not going to care about calendar untill it can give me event alerts with only the mozilla browser and preferable just quicklaunch open. I'm sorry, but the average user isn't going to keep the program open while they wait for an alert. Any application that does background style work like this should not have to stay in the main taskbar. Get it into the system tray and I'm sold.

#5 Re: Hmm

by eiseli

Friday September 13th, 2002 12:53 AM

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Last year I was working at a company using Outlook. Outlook was ALWAYS staying in the main taskbar. That was really annoying. But hell, they said there's no alternative ;-)

Just out of curiosity: has this changed with Outlook now?

#6 Re: Hmmm

by masi

Friday September 13th, 2002 1:00 AM

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I don't use quick launch, but I would suppose that would do the trick.

File an RFE to include a UI for 'go into bakground mode' in calendar.

Masi

#8 Found the RFE

by Salsaman

Friday September 13th, 2002 3:29 AM

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Looks like there's already a bug filed for this - <http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=128812>

#3 nice, but what about 1.2 support?

by salmo

Thursday September 12th, 2002 10:43 PM

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This would be nice if it worked with 1.2a. I find 1.2a more than stable enough for me to use (ie more stable than IE) plus I'm already kind of hooked on the new goodies. But I have been looking for a calendar solution other than Outlook, which is just overkill for me. I'm not real happy with web-based offering and haven't found a nice simple standalone app. Since everything else is already being done by Mozilla (browsing, mail, contact management, minesweeper) it would be nice to tack on a calendar to make my life a little more simple and nicely cross platform.

Does anybody know when/if this will be available?

#12 Re: nice, but what about 1.2 support?

by mikeypotter <mikep@oeone.com>

Friday September 13th, 2002 9:45 AM

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We're working hard to make it work under 1.2. Some APIs have changed, so it will take a few days. Expect this sometime next week. Mike

#13 What doesn't work?

by CNeb96 <cneb96@hotmail.com>

Friday September 13th, 2002 10:16 AM

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I'm using a trunk build later than 1.2a (Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.2a) Gecko/20020912) and it seems to work fine (in very limited testing ;-). Did they just change the api's for the 1.2a release?

#26 Alarm never goes off when Calendar not running

by sbj

Wednesday September 1st, 2004 11:00 AM

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I installed Thunderbird 0.7.3 and the Calendar extension version 0.8. The Calendar's website said that one of the features was the alarm went off even when the Calendar was not running. This feature does not work for me, even though, I checked the alarm to play a sound, show an alarm, show missed alarms, and set the defaults to be on. Am I missing something? or there are things I have to do besides the Calendar Options.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Annie.

#27 Alarm never goes off when Calendar not running

by sbj

Wednesday September 1st, 2004 11:01 AM

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I installed Thunderbird 0.7.3 and the Calendar extension version 0.8. The Calendar's website said that one of the features was the alarm went off even when the Calendar was not running. This feature does not work for me, even though, I checked the alarm to play a sound, show an alarm, show missed alarms, and set the defaults to be on. Am I missing something? or there are things I have to do besides the Calendar Options.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Annie.

#28 Alarm never goes off when Calendar not running

by sbj

Wednesday September 1st, 2004 11:02 AM

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I installed Thunderbird 0.7.3 and the Calendar extension version 0.8. The Calendar's website said that one of the features was the alarm went off even when the Calendar was not running. This feature does not work for me, even though, I checked the alarm to play a sound, show an alarm, show missed alarms, and set the defaults to be on. Am I missing something? or there are things I have to do besides the Calendar Options.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Annie.

#29 Alarm never goes off when Calendar not running

by sbj

Wednesday September 1st, 2004 11:03 AM

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I installed Thunderbird 0.7.3 and the Calendar extension version 0.8. The Calendar's website said that one of the features was the alarm went off even when the Calendar was not running. This feature does not work for me, even though, I checked the alarm to play a sound, show an alarm, show missed alarms, and set the defaults to be on. Am I missing something? or there are things I have to do besides the Calendar Options.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Annie.

#18 Re: Re: nice, but what about 1.2 support?

by salmo

Friday September 13th, 2002 5:12 PM

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Wow, thanks for the info. You usually don't see responses to questions like this, especially from the actual developer. You get bonus points. I can't wait to try it out.

#19 API changes?

by volkris

Friday September 13th, 2002 9:11 PM

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I thought the whole point of the 1.0 release was to nail down the API so changes WOULDN'T happen to screw developers...

#22 Re: API changes?

by sgifford <sgifford@suspectclass.com>

Saturday September 14th, 2002 1:01 AM

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Right, that's why it works in both 1.0 and 1.0.1.

#25 Re: Re: nice, but what about 1.2 support?

by scdavis

Monday September 16th, 2002 10:38 AM

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Is there a bugzilla entry I can watch? I'd really like to try out Calendar with 1.2a!

#4 Switched from GnomeCalendar

by eiseli

Friday September 13th, 2002 12:51 AM

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I just tested it and it's definitely more feature complete and more customizable than GnomeCalendar, which I was using until now. Saved calendar, imported it in Mozilla. Worked great!

Good work oeone folks!

#7 Crashes with Mozilla 1.2 <<&>> Alarms don't Fire

by peterlairo <Peter@Lairo.com>

Friday September 13th, 2002 1:53 AM

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There are only two problems that are still making Calendar completely unusable for me:

1. It crashes (every time) when used with Mozilla 1.2

2. Alarms never go off when they are supposed to.

#11 Re: Alarms don't fire

by eiseli

Friday September 13th, 2002 8:40 AM

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Are you using Linux? I've noticed this too, when I had "play a sound" checked. As soon as I removed it and just kept "show alert window", it worked. Maybe there's a bug in handling the "play the sound": if no sound available/defined => cancel instead of => check if I have to display an alert window.

#14 Re: Alarms don't fire

by peterlairo <Peter@Lairo.com>

Friday September 13th, 2002 1:18 PM

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No, i use Windows (NT & 98).

I'll try your suggestion with turning off alarm sounds (but that is an unsatifactory hack).

Thanks

#9 User friendly

by jonde <joona.nuutinen@pp.inet.fi>

Friday September 13th, 2002 4:21 AM

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Mozilla Calendar is very usable and logical. I really like it! It contains all the basic functions a calendar should have. Maybe I'll stick with this for a while...it's a little slow, but fast enough.

Seems like the guys at Oeone know what they're doing.

#10 where's the synch to palm button?

by mbokil

Friday September 13th, 2002 7:46 AM

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If the calendar had a synch to palm button I would pay good money for this calendar app, and if it worked with Mozilla 1.2.

#24 Re: where's the synch to palm button?

by davidboydca

Saturday September 14th, 2002 8:30 PM

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I don't know if the calendar guys are considering this but it seems to be coming for Mozilla MailNews (search for sync):

<http://www.mozilla.org/status/2002-08-21.html>

#15 Address Book Publish/Subscribe?

by x0r

Friday September 13th, 2002 3:56 PM

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Would be nice if that same WebDAV / FTP support existed for address book. Publish at home, subscribe at work, etc... There's nothing on mozdev like that is there?

#16 Address Book Publish/Subscribe?

by x0r

Friday September 13th, 2002 3:56 PM

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Would be nice if that same WebDAV / FTP support existed for address book. Publish at home, subscribe at work, etc... There's nothing on mozdev like that is there?

#17 Address Book Publish/Subscribe?

by x0r

Friday September 13th, 2002 3:56 PM

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Would be nice if that same WebDAV / FTP support existed for address book. Publish at home, subscribe at work, etc... There's nothing on mozdev like that is there?

#20 Calender and mozilla 1.2 nightlies

by bugs4hj <bugs4hj@netscape.net>

Friday September 13th, 2002 11:52 PM

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Someone asked me to look at a Calender installation problem and so I did. She didn't have a Calender menuitem in Tools. This was caused by a recent mozilla skin version number update. 1.0 can no longer be used so we have to update calender files manually, but all you need to do is this:

1) open /mozilla/chrome/calender/skin/modern/contents.rdf in your favorite text editor.

2) add this snap to the end of the file:

<!-- Mozilla Skin Version Information. --> <RDF:Description about="urn:mozilla:skin:modern/1.0:multiviews" chrome:skinVersion="1.2"/>

note: make sure to insert it *for* </RDF:RDF>

3) open /mozilla/chrome/calender/skin/classic/contents.rdf and do the same thing.

4) delete mozilla/chrome/chrome.rdf

5) restart mozilla to build the correct chrome file

Have fun with calender, /HJ (multizilla.mozdev.org)

#21 Re: Calender and mozilla 1.2 nightlies

by bugs4hj <bugs4hj@netscape.net>

Friday September 13th, 2002 11:54 PM

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BTW, here is the link to the mozilla bug: <http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=164174>

#23 Beautiful

by zakje

Saturday September 14th, 2002 12:08 PM

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Beautiful UI. One UI improvement may be to move the time labels up, close to the line there the hour starts. That is actually the line belonging to that hour!

Also, (may be already taken care os) the time format - we euro-idiots are used to a 24 hr clock - or at least the day starting at 00:00.

The day/night bar is cool. The whole app is beautiful - I think it invites to thinking about functional improvents because it is so pretty.

Thomas