Re: [Evolution] Sharing calendar info w/o Exchange

On Wed, 2002-10-09 at 02:59, Anders Näslund wrote:
Anyone care to describe the trick to publish?

If I do that in 1.0.8 all I get is a ics file that I can send to

Hopefully, Evolution will have the ability to publish to ftp/http in the
post 1.4 timeframe..... but for now:

On the server that will serve the free/busy information, create a user
account to receive the email Evolution sends for publishing the
free/busy information (calendar view: Tools->Publish Free/Busy
Information).  Setup a mail filtering tool on that account that will
save the body of the email in the proper location for retrieval by
others.  For example, if it receives a free/busy email from a b c, it
saves the body of the email to <serverpath>/a.vfb.

Currently, I don't have an auto filter set up, I send it, then login to
the server and manually save the free/busy email to the file desired. 
Then the Outlook users (my wife) can see it when scheduling a meeting,
by adding that http path to the "Free/Busy URL" in the Contact
representing me.

For outlook users, you just need to specify in the options the ftp or
http publishing path (can specify username and password) for free/busy
information, and it will publish it periodically.  You need the "Web
Publishing Wizard" installed for this to work - and the server
configured to accept the connection.

NOTE: Currently there is a bug open on Evolution's ability to parse
free/busy information retrieved from a http server.

NOTE2: Outlook has the ability to have a dynamic path (using %USER% - or
something like that) on a specified server, so you could have everyone
publish their free/busy information under their own home directory on a
web server.

Lonnie Borntreger

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