> This is possibly somewhat of a dumb question, but: why emphasize
> complex calendaring from within squirrelmail? It seems to me this would
> be reinventing the wheel, since there are about 10 other free web-based
> groupware packages out there. I don't think I'm exaggerating here;
> check Freshmeat. I believe the squirrelmail team is somehow cooperating
> with the "phpgroupware" team already?
Many good points that I completely agree with. Undoubtably any changes I
would want to make to this plugin (or by creating an entirely new plugin so
I do not interfere with the author's desires) would already have been
thought up by someone smarter than I. Personally, I wanted the MySQL
storage so I could use reoccuring event data (birthdays, anniversaries, etc)
in an application seperate from SquirrelMail. The only GUI complexity I was
thinking of adding was a Notification. I like the fact that the plugin is
fairly simple (not to downplay the amount of work I bet the author put into
it) instead of some bloated, useless piece of garbage. Nice work Michal.
> Also, in my mind "what does email really have to do with a calendar?" I
> never understood why MS Outlook integrated the two functions: one is
> communication, the other is basically a datebook. Intuitively,
> shouldn't they be considered two separate applications?
I think it's great that SquirrelMail and this plugin are not completely
integrated, but very easy to switch between. If I get an e-mail from my
boss for a 2:00 meeting, all I have to do is add it to using the Calendar
> I could see the utility in a small, uncomplicated calendar plugin for
> squirrelmail for sites that don't want to administrate an additional
> web-based groupware app. However, once it starts getting complex
> (shared calendars, todo lists, etc), why not just use/improve what's
> already out there?
Yeah, the shared calendar piece of it is something I do not want to touch.
> So, this is just my opinion, flame me if you wish.
No reason to, your concerns are very valid.
>> I would also like to see it store things in MySQL.
>> Even more, I'd like to see the calendar take a direction toward
>> becoming a shared calendar. Not necessarily with all the whistles and
>> bells that some have, but...shared. If things were stored in MySQL, it
>> seems that it would be relatively simple to store not
>> only the calendar info, but also who can access user xyz's calendar
>> I haven't looked back through the list archives, so if this has
>> already been discussed forgive me.
>> Josh Trutwin said:
>>> Anyone thought of hooking the Calendar plugin with MySQL? I thought
>>> about doing it myself, but figured I should check if someone elss has
>>> already done it or is working on it.
>>> I was also thinking of adding a Notify field that would pop up a
>>> message for something coming up on the calendar (meetings, etc)
>>> similar to the Newmail plugin.
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