[RCD] Roundcube should include CalDAV / CardDav client in its core functionality

André Rodier andre at rodier.me
Wed Sep 26 15:44:36 CEST 2018


On 2018-09-26 14:21, A.L.E.C wrote:
> On 09/26/2018 02:44 PM, André Rodier wrote:
>> 1 - Is everything ready in RoundCube, to allow a smooth and well 
>> integrated calendar and
>> contact plugins using CalDAV and CardDAV ?
>> 2 - Is there enough plug-in hooks and documentation and flexibility to 
>> allow this? For
>> instance, is it possible to make sure a calendar invitation is 
>> displayed correctly, that
>> the entry will be added in the calendar and a confirmation email sent, 
>> when I press "accept"?
>> 3 - Is there a way to get free/busy times from the address books when 
>> organising an event?
> 
> I think there's everything what is needed. The fact that there are
> quite good existing
> plugins (like Kolab's Calendar) confirm that. If there's something
> missing we're open to
> add such functionality.

Thank you, Kolab is the perfect example of wasted resources: It only 
works with Kolab groupware,
where it could have been built in cooperation with other CalDAV / 
CardDAV providers.

>> More generally, is there any organised collaboration with the current 
>> plug-in developers
>> to make this happen? Why I have the feeling that a lot of calendar 
>> plugins are regularly
>> out-of-sync with the roundcube core?
> 
> It's probably not caused by missing functionality of core but rather
> by some not backward
> compatible changes, or new features and lack of time to catch up with
> these on plugins'
> side. As for the collaboration, there's nothing really organized,
> other than the fact I
> and Thomas are also working on some external plugins and we're open to
> any plugin API
> extensions.

Thank you,
André


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