$Id: FAQ-MCAL,v 188.8.131.52 1999/12/02 08:01:39 zircote Exp $
MCAL FAQ - 11/19/99
Robert Allen firstname.lastname@example.org
1: I am unable to open a stream into the mstore directory what is wrong?
o Check the permissions on the calendar directory.
To Properly set these permissions execute the following command:
[me@home]$ chown -R nobody.nobody /var/calendar
[me@home]$ chmod 1777 /var/calendar
2: How do I create a passwd file for the local mstore driver?
o Using the Apache htpasswd utility you may create the mpasswd file with the command below
[me@home]$ htpasswd -c /etc/mpasswd username
To add or update this file you would execute as follows:
[me@home]$ htpasswd /etc/mpasswd username
3: How do I get support?
o Currently there is a user list that has been provided by Chek.Com for public discussion
to subscribe send an email to: email@example.com
4: What is MCAL?
o The MCAL library is very similar to the c-client IMAP library. It offers a common
simple interface for accessing calendars that can be stored in many different
formats, both local and remote formats are supported.
5: What objects can MCAL Support?
o Some of MCAL's supported object features are:
-Alarms (triggers) which can be set to go off any number of minutes before the event.
-Class values (Public/Private)
-Start and End Dates
-Recurrence (This event should re-occur every Thursday..etc..)
6: Where is the CVS Repository?
- For CVSWeb Access Please Visit http://www.totalsite.org/cgi-bin/cvs
- For CVS Issues please visit http://www.cyclic.com
7: How Do I get CVS write access?
o To apply for CVS write access send an email to Mark Musone : firstname.lastname@example.org
8: What are the expandable possibilities for libmcal?
o Currently there is discussion involving concepts that would revolutionize the way dates and
schedules are handled on many levels.
- Plans are being discussed to create a SQL Driver for libmcal which would enable
database storage of calendars.
- Conceptual discussion is underway for the development of a "cron" aware interface
which in theory would allow the unix scheduling daemon to access it's scheduled
events from a icap based calendar.
- Plans are being made to start a Perl Module for the use of libmcal.
- Discussion for the development of a MS Outlook plugin.
- In summary the way libmcal is designed it offers a robust means to create
drivers and interface for an unlimited number of possibilities.