[Chandler-dev] Subscribe/Publish of CalDAV collections
Katie Capps Parlante
capps at osafoundation.org
Tue Jun 19 19:09:44 PDT 2007
Mimi, do you have thoughts about Mikeal's proposal?
If we come to an agreement on a change, can we create a task and SWAG it?
The current plan of record is to focus on interop in 0.7.1, scheduling
CalDAV related changes for that time frame would be appropriate.
Morgen Sagen wrote:
> On May 7, 2007, at 3:40 PM, Mikeal Rogers wrote:
>> Our experience right now when subscribing and publishing from other
>> CalDAV servers is pretty poor.
>> - We only support "sharing" and a "sharing" account. This is not only
>> alien to most CalDAV users it doesn't follow normal subscribe/publish
>> workflows from other clients.
>> - For every server that requires auth we need to add an "account" in
>> the account preferences.
>> - All of our current account options refer to "sharing", this in
>> contrast with language used in all other calendar clients. In addition
>> these options don't just publish the events in a calendar they put the
>> old chandler xml file up there and try to publish more than just
>> calendar data.
>> In most clients you simply select "subscribe" or "publish" on your
>> calendar collection and are prompted to enter a URL. The client
>> attempts to publish and if the server requires auth it prompts you for
>> Obviously this is in contrast to our current sharing workflows and
>> we're getting close to release. In the interest of keeping this simple
>> and nice for everyone I'd like to suggest a new "Publish to CalDAV"
>> and "Subscribe to CalDAV" option in either the Collection menu or the
>> Share menu that would follow the simpler usage described above that is
>> being implemented across every other calendaring client. It would be
>> great to have this in a released Chandler before the end of the summer
>> as the abundance of caldav servers and clients is about to increase
>> dramatically, obviously only if it's not too much work/effort to risk
>> our Preview schedule.
> I agree with pretty much everything you said, but I don't know how much
> of this can be done for Preview.
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