Thursday Mar 29, 2007

Google joining CalConnect + Info on Apple CalDAV Client/Server

Got 2 interesting info from a UW (Oren Sreebny) blog:

  • Google is joining CalConnect.
  • Some more info on the upcoming Apple CalDAV client/server are now available.

Having Google join CalConnect is good because until now, they've followed their own path,  exposing a proprietary calendar data model and protocol. Given their size and the fact that they offer public APIs in different languages it seems that it is getting traction from developers. This of course means less energy spent on open calendaring standards.

I should add that despite having one of the most mature and rich featured Calendar Product,  we (Sun) have not yet joined CalConnect. But there is hope...

The Apple articles seems to imply that both clients and servers will implement some version of the still in progress Scheduling Extensions to CalDAV IETF Draft. It also seems that they will support attachments in events. Since this is not part of the CalDAV Standard, it will be interesting to see how they've solved that problem. Attachments in calendar events is one of the most awaited feature in our Comms Suite 5 product but we did not have to solve it in a standard way...

Wednesday Nov 22, 2006

The Aquarium - Google Trends - ical - Google Calendar

 

Spending some time in The Aquarium has allowed me to discover among other things Google Trend and the IceRocket Trend Tool.

A search on "ical":


 

 led me to this interesting article on how to subscribe to a Google Calendar using iCal.

 I now need to try the same against Lightning.

Will Google implement CalDAV any day ?

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