[CalendarServer-users] One .ics file per event being created

Cyrus Daboo cdaboo at apple.com
Mon Apr 7 07:43:26 PDT 2008

Hi Helge,

--On April 5, 2008 7:43:56 PM +0200 Helge Heß <me at helgehess.eu> wrote:

>> it exepcts each calendar to have one .ics file. However
>> both iCal and Lightning are creating one file for every event.
>> Are they suppose to be doing that?
> Yes, in fact thats a requirement for CalDAV (only one UID per HTTP
> resource).
> Would be nice if phpicalendar would support CalDAV-style calendar
> folders, but w/o an index DB it would be quite costly. The script would
> need to touch many files, every time it shows an overview. (it could
> probably reuse the iCalServer index DB, but then it would be iCalServer
> specific)

The best thing would be to make phpicalendar a caldav client. Then they 
could use e.g. the time-range query report to just fetch appropriate events 
for display. In fact all they would really need to do is implement that 
report (to read events) and PUT (to store events) and that would be good 
enough as a starter. The only real complexity here would be parsing the 
report response and aggregating the separate calendar components into a 
form it could easily handle. That kind of depends on the underlying 
calendar library.

Cyrus Daboo

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