[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] Discussion of a possible project - offline calendar project

From: Teemu Nikkilä tnikkila at cc.hut.fi
Date: Tue Jan 16 00:07:48 EET 2007

On Monday, 15. January 2007 12:15, Martin Grimme wrote:
> Hi,

> This sounds really interesting. I know that there are already
> applications like dates or GPE-calendar for the N770 but both
> don't fit my needs. Since my idea was to write some sort of
> PIM suite specially for the 770 in the near future, maybe we
> should join efforts.
> I have written software for the 770 in C (Ogg Vorbis Player) and Python
> (Obscura Photo Manager) and have to say that Python wins for big
> applications, IMHO. Development is much faster and the code usually
> more clear and stable than with C. So I'd vote for Python.

Funny, I started to play around with a calendar project a while ago. I use KDE 
Contact on the desktop and choose to store my calendar appointments as emails 
on an IMAP server. These mail messages contain standard iCalendar files.

To get started, I wrote a very simple Python app which is able to retrieve and 
list the appointments from the server. Then I unfortunately ran out of time 
for the project as I was supposed to figure out how to render the next 
occurrence of a recurring appointment. There seems to be a python module for 
that too though.

Also I'd like to be able to see the calendar of my (series 60) phone and 
preferably be able to synchronize with it.

So I'd really love to see a calendar application that can use (offline) IMAP 
as a backend and also interact with a phone's calendar. I'm also willing to 
contribute if there was a project in Python to implement this.


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