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A simple iCal-compatible desktop calendar
Authored by: kupietz on Jul 03, '09 06:20:13AM

Hey there, just sticking a note on here in case anybody finds this thru Google like I did.

Save yourself the frustration - don't bother with phpicalendar. It's everything that can be terrible about Open Source software - poor documentation scattered randomly through comments in a million files, buggy, requires installing php and monkeying with Apache config files, has a million weird poorly-explained settings, etc.

Not to mention the fact the the download links from Sourceforge only give you corrupt zip files... you've got to google around just to find an older version that can be unzipped! Somebody on this project is a really, really lackadaisical developer.

Than, after 6 hours of jimmying with it, including troubleshooting and finally just disabling entire sections of code which simply are broken and prevent you from publishing your iCal calendars to it, I am finally left with a semi-functional calendar that displays all my iCal calendars, but with all my events displayed 8 or 16 hours off from when they should. IE events that are set to June 23 at 8pm in iCal, it displays in phpicalendar at 4am on June 23, and evens set for 11am display as 7pm. They do have clearly marked defaults to manually set the time zone - none of which do anything. This thing is the best argument for commercial software I've ever seen.



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