SPUG: SPUG project?
moonbeam at catmanor.com
Thu Jul 27 21:51:35 CDT 2000
>I'll say more next week but for now I'd like to see the ideas keep rolling
>in. Keep in mind for the initial project we should probably pick something
>with the following attributes:
>1) Is a module (not a script or app)
>2) Finishable in a 1-2 month timeframe.
>3) Usable on Unix and Win32
One idea I have for a "do-able" project is a module to facilitate
the generation of a web based calendar/scheduling system.
use spugcal qw':monthly'; # get's top billing!
use CGI ':standard';
$userid = "moonbeam";
$group = "kittens";
%date = ("$userid $group Jul-26-2000 15:00" => "Go to the company picnic",
"$userid $group Jul-27-2000 08:00" => "get a life"
print header, start_html;
$spugcal = new spugcal->connect( $userid, $group, $passwd )
or die "Laughing\n";
$calendar = $spugcal->calendar_month (
-events => \%dates,
-month => 'Jul',
-year => 2000,
-bgcolor => "lightblue",
-textcolor => "black",
would print a basic monthly calendar with two events.
The module would need to handle:
- support external data model (as shown above).
- internal data model using DBI database administration of the events.
- database administration support
- handle time zone differences
options to display the event in the server's, the poster's,
or the viewer's timezone.
- login and security
- account and group administration methods
- various display views
- handle schedule conflicts
- email notification of events
done via cron, outside the web server context
I checked CPAN, and I found a few simple calendars, but nothing that
can be used as a distributed scheduler.
Could this be a SPUG killer app?
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