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Calendar Application

May 6th, 2009 by Erick Beck

For those of you who keep your ear close to the rumor mill, the cat appears to be out of the bag.  We are close to making a decision on a campus calendar application.  I’m about 95% sure that we will go with the UNL Event Publisher from the University of Nebraska, and hope to have a production service online over the summer.

The web development group at UNL is actively working on reported issues right now, but I have installed their lastest codebase on a test server and it is working very nicely.  I talked to them yesterday and they consider the code production-worthy, and didn’t indicate that there were any hidden “gotchas” laying in wait for us. I have a few customizations that I want to make, but I hope to then put it on a public developmental server within the next 2-3 weeks and let the campus web community evaluate it.

A few features to summarize:

  • Apache/PHP/MySQL based,
  • open source so we can make our own customizations
  • REST based architecture
  • web/calendar standards compliant – based on UC Berkeley Calendar specifications
  • supports export via ical and RSS
  • hCalendar support
  • supports departmental level calendars (and does so without a lot of hoops to jump through)
  • allows calendar adminitrators at any level to assign other users permission to administer their calendar
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  1. […] The Web Developer Network at the University of Nebraska has taken the UC Berkeley Calendar specifications and wrapped them into the most recent version of their calendar. The operation of the calendar is quite elegant, but there were a few installation quirks — it requires the most recent versions of PHP and PEAR, which could be problematic depending on your system. There are also a few styling issues to address, but that’s purely cosmetic.  As of right now this product stands as our favorite. […]

  2. Campus Calendars, Revisited Part II | Aggie Webmasters on May 7th, 2009

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