On 9/29/07, Tomas Kuliavas <tokul@...> wrote:
> > If you know where and how the calendar data is stored, you can write
> > your own script that does what SM does, and then have a cronjob run
> > it at intervals.
> You missed the part that you don't need cronjob for that. Calendar can be
> accessed only from SquirrelMail.
This sentence should read: "The calendar is *usually* accessed only
from SM". There is WebDAV client/server functionality in the works in
the Shared Calendar, which already means that the SM calendars are
accessible by other clients. Tomas' point is important, though - if
you are looking to get your reminders in the SM interface, why would
you need a cronjob? (That's rhetorical -- you DON'T.)
> Reminders can be calculated within SquirrelMail.
> If users don't use SquirrelMail, they won't get reminders.
This is misleading. If the plugin provides a script that can be
triggered in something like a cronjob, then in fact reminders can get
sent via other means to users. This is on the TODO list for the
> When reminders are calculated in SquirrelMail, notification time depends on
> page reloading or invisible iframes.
> Anything other implementation (scheduled jobs, sms, lights are off in whole
> building) is specific to selected setup. It won't be simple enough, won't be
> platform agnostic and it's not gonna work.
Wrong. There is no reason why it cannot work. It is true that it
becomes less portable, and probably will require more knowledge and
skill from the administrator who has to configure the reminder system,
but it WILL WORK.
> If you need real calendaring solution, you should use real calendaring
> server and not some simple calendar written for one program.
This is absolutely correct. You should not overstate the case as you
did above just to make this point. The OP seems misinformed or does
not grasp the scope of the concept, so it is important for them to
understand that it's just an IMAP client, where a full-blown
calendaring application doesn't ultimately belong, but this does not
preclude a fairly robust calendar being built there.