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Calendaring bugs

October 19, 2004 at 4:35 pm

I submitted some bugs to the Calendaring tracker
mostly having to do with things messing up when publishing from iCal.
Not sure how much of it is the fault of iCal (in which case we have to
cross our fingers that bug reports submitted to Apple are taken
seriously), or the way Calendaring (and the SchoolTool iCal component)
handles the parsing of these files.

I’m going to check out PloneiCalendar
which also uses the SchoolTool iCal stuff to see if it exhibits the
same problems. That will hopefully help to find out who’s the culprit.

Building pages with CompositePack

October 8, 2004 at 11:43 pm

I’m still having problems with the Kupu drawer which doesn’t seem to want to display the other objects that I’ve added to the site. I sent Godefroid (gotcha) a mail about this.

As Sidnei has done with Calendaring, I need to remind Godefroid to make a collector for CompositePack.

It seems as though this product will still not be something for artists to use, but limited to the webmaster of the site. I think it’s too complex for the average user. But perhaps with some pre-defined viewlets and tweaking the interface it can be made more end-user-friendly.

Calendaring is cool

October 8, 2004 at 11:31 pm

Calendaring gives you tight integration with iCal, so you can publish and subscribe to calendars that are hosted in a Plone site. This is an incredibly useful tool for artists and fans to communicate about the upcoming gigs.

I got an error message when clicking on the ‘Day’ view and reported this bug to the newly created collector. (Thanks Sidnei ๐Ÿ˜‰

I posted a short report on my experiences in installing Calendaring in the Calendar Team area.


October 7, 2004 at 11:33 am

I checked out the product from Infrae’s SVN repository:

svn co http://codespeak.net/svn/rr/PloneRailroadVideoLibrary/trunk PloneRailroadVideoLibrary

First attempts to install Railroad

October 7, 2004 at 10:21 am

Kit Blake from Infrae gave a talk about Railroad at the Plone conference in Vienna,but
unfortunately I was unable to attend because it was at the same time
that I was giving a lightning talk about Plone4Artists in the other
room. However, I sat down with Kit later to have a closer look at
Railroad. We quickly discovered that Railroad has some pretty demanding
dependencies, and the documentation on how to get it all set up is

Fortunately, Jan Wijbrand Kolman had gotten it all set up on Kit’s Mac
laptop for demo purposes, and was available on IRC to assist me (“jw”
on #railroad).

  • install apache2 using fink
  • install python 2.3.3 using fink
  • download and install mod_python

(my pc)     ./configure –with-apxs2=/sw/bin/apxs –with-python=/sw/bin/python
(kit’s pc)    ./configure –prefix=/sw –with-python=/sw/bin/python2.3

  • enable mod_python, mod_dav, mod_davfs in /sw/etc/apache2/httpd.conf

Now don’t forget to edit your main config and add
    LoadModule python_module /sw/lib/apache2/modules/mod_python.so
and if your configuration uses ClearModuleList, then also
    AddModule mod_python.c

  • install the pydavclient

cd /usr/local/src/pydavclient
sudo /sw/bin/python2.3 setup.py install

  • install libxml2 using fink

or http://www.zveno.com.au/download/combo-2004-09-02.dmg.gz

resources: http://jamesclarke.info/notes/InstallLibxml2

ftp ftp://ftp.xmlsoft.org/old/libxml2-2.6.7.tar.gz
tar xvfz libxml2-2.6.7.tar.gz
cd libxml2-2.6.7
./configure –prefix=/sw –with-python=/sw/bin/python2.3