On your features page, you say that you're interested in iCalendar to Moin functionality. Perhaps EventAggregator might be slightly more interesting for you now: it supports the aggregation of events from iCalendar sources, and it publishes aggregated events in iCalendar format. Your ideas and feedback are welcome! -- PaulBoddie 2011-10-09 23:39:07
Thanks for the hint, I did a few month back already look at your event macro/actions. It looks very interesting. The aggregation from iCalender Sources could be something for my own homepage, too (want to collect local rock concerts and aggregate them to my site (http://rock.heavy.ch/Rock%27n%27Roll/Konzert) I guess I need to do some deeper testing
- What important for me is, that - if an extension has a certain size - an author is willing to support his extension over many years and not only a one-time-shot...
- Another drawback for aggregation from an foreign sources is, that we do not have the data in the wiki (e.g. for a fulltext search or linking). I focus same problems with my rssreader macro. It's easy to get via rss some aggregated news from my a central "google reader account"... but I do not have the data in the wiki for future use. Well the solution would be to writing an importer over xmlrpc, but for my skills and time this is just too much for now.
Have you also considered the hcalendar micro format? I had once a project about calendar data, but we dropped, because we thought that the number of users are still too low...
-- MarcelHäfner 2011-10-10 10:38:04
Well, I'm trying to make sure it gets regular maintenance, and there are people who depend on it. As for remote sources, there's an import script which I was using against a very specific source, and that created event pages for each of the retrieved events. However, the remote aggregation was developed as a way to not duplicate event information in the Wiki. Although remote events are searchable in the sense that they get aggregated, and EventAggregator should really become just another search front-end for Moin, it depends on the cooperation of the remote site, but since I already cache remote data, I suppose I could index it somehow and integrate that into the search so that if the remote site goes away or refuses to cooperate, some data is still available. As for hCalendar, I used to be enthusiastic about it, but I regard it as something of a hack, really.
Anyway, the plan is to keep developing the project as stated on the macro page, so if you take a look and decide that there's something I should be working on, add your ideas to that page and I'll see what I can do! -- PaulBoddie 2011-10-10 20:01:18
Your comment goes here (latest first, please!) -- MarcelHäfner 2008-10-23 10:58:22