[Chandler-dev] Cutting freebusy for preview
jeffrey at osafoundation.org
Fri Feb 16 11:55:55 PST 2007
I hadn't worked on freebusy for several months, so yesterday I spent
several hours figuring out where we're at. I put my results in bug
6593. In brief:
We've made lots of CalDAV sharing improvements since I last worked on
freebusy, unfortunately they've made freebusy not work. None of these
problems is big, but together it'd take a day to put it back together.
There were already problems with freebusy, notably the need for a dialog
to confirm erasing previous versions of the special hiddenEvents
collection and fixing a few minor issues like making sure we don't
restore the hiddenEvents collection when restoring shares. None of this
is particularly tricky, it's just time.
Finally, Cosmo's done a lot to move forward freebusy, but because we
weren't actively dogfooding freebusy, we didn't give the Cosmo team
feedback about freebusy problems in a timely way. There are still a few
issues (currently freebusy tickets don't give PROPFIND permission,
freebusy results are off by an hour, and all day events aren't
included). I imagine the fixes for these aren't big, either, but I
don't have first hand knowledge.
All in all, I think all this is relatively straightforward, but I think
all told it's on the order of a weeks work, and I don't think it's worth
investing more time in before Preview, so I'd like to leave freebusy
disabled for Preview (or, alternately, removed from the UI, if that's
required for polish).
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