#246: View for rendering events as an iCalendar file

Contents
  1. Motivation
  2. Proposal
  3. Progress log
  4. Participants
by Alex Limi last modified Jan 21, 2010 07:29 AM

Make it possible to subscribe to Plone events in the standard iCalendar format.

Proposed by
Andi Zeidler
Seconded by
Alexander Limi
Proposal type
Architecture
Assigned to release
Repository branch
plip246-ical-feed
State
completed

Motivation

At the moment, Plone doesn't offer any way to subscribe to events. Currently, you can only make a copy of a single event in your calendar.

Classic examples are the plone.org events and training calendars. We'd like to be able to add these to iCal, Google Calendar, Outlook, Sunbird and other applications that support the iCalendar standard. Right now we are offering up these in RSS format, but they make much more sense as a calendar you can subscribe to (and activate/deactivate in your calendaring application).

Proposal

We propose creating a view that will pick up any event in a given folder (and its subfolders), and render these in the iCalendar format. This view is added to ATContentTypes.

Progress log

Currently implemented with tests on the aforementioned branch. A review bundle is provided at http://svn.plone.org/svn/plone/review/plip246-ical-feed/

Participants

Andreas Zeidler