Still looking for a calendar server...

Da Rock rock_on_the_web at
Tue Feb 19 08:48:11 UTC 2008

On Mon, 2008-02-18 at 22:59 -0900, Beech Rintoul wrote:
> On Monday 18 February 2008, Ted Mittelstaedt said:
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: owner-freebsd-questions at
> > > [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at]On Behalf Of Da Rock
> > > Sent: Monday, February 18, 2008 4:16 PM
> > > To: freebsd-questions at
> > > Subject: Re: Still looking for a calendar server...
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > I'm currently looking into bedework now- it seems ideal, but
> > > getting tomcat to work with apache is becoming a challenge. I'm
> > > using mod_jk but it doesn't appear to be cooperating yet.
> > >
> > > What is your experience in building apache modules? The problem
> > > is mainly in the mod_dav_acl module which needs xattr.h. I'm
> > > wondering if we can "borrow" the headers from another source.
> >
> > You can borrow whatever headers you need to get the code to
> > compile. You may find that it would work a lot better though if you
> > change the xattr.h include to:
> >
> > include <sys/extattr.h>
> >
> > The problem will be in the link stage.  If the libraries that you
> > have linked in do not contain the functions that are defined in
> > xattr.h then you will get link failures.
> >
> > However I don't really understand why your having problems.  The
> > SF page for this, here:
> >
> >
> >
> > claims:
> >
> > "Operating System: All POSIX (Linux/BSD/UNIX-like OSes)"
> >
> > This would indicate a configure script that understands
> > FreeBSD is present.  It sounds to me like you are not
> > following the instructions included with the mod_dav_acl module
> > to build it properly.  What exactly are you doing?  Could you
> > post the steps your going through to build this?
> >
> > I had thought Mirosoft deprecated all the webdav stuff in
> > future IIS servers - maybe there is a lack of interest in the
> > industry now?
> >
> > Ted
> He also might want to look at Horde. You can install from 
> www/horde-meta and choose the kronolith module. 
> >From their website:
> "The Kronolith calendar provides a robust web-based calendar for any 
> number of users or groups, with the ability to show any number of 
> calendars in a single overlaid view. Users can create any number of 
> calendars and grant read, edit, or full permissions to any user, 
> group, or any combination thereof."
> Beech

I understand what you're saying about the usability of the code acroos
platforms, however, the code will only work on systems which support
extended attributes, it must have that header file, and the developer
has refused to build for anything beyond debian (God knows why!). It has
been pointed out in the forums there (Only 3 postings and that includes
myself... hmmm. What does that tell you?) that while the sourceforge
system says its cross platform that it doesn't work cross platforms, and
so should be corrected- and that person was building for bsd too.

So, where does that leave us?

Incidentally, since when do we care what BS Microcrap is doing with
their toy servers? (I've had plenty of crap go on with MS and their
systems, my laptop manufacturer only supports them and gives me curry
every time I ask for warranty, and MS cancelled my hotmail account to
boot. Apparently I transgressed, but I haven't, I have important emails
I can't access now, and their system has no way to contact me with a
reply as to what I've done- life is wonderful!)

The question remains is does kronolith provide caldav access for
evolution, and does it connect via apache?

I'm currently trying to get bedework working, but I'm having trouble
linking Tomcat 6 and Apache (Bedework appears to fit all these criteria
that I require). I can access Tomcat directly, and Apache is ok, I
checked the config for the mod_jk and I think its working, but when I
try to navigate to Tomcat via Apache I get a 404 from Tomcat. Does
anyone know how to fix this? It seems I have the connector working and
there is something in Tomcat to configure but I don't know what.

Thanks for the feedback guys- its all been helpful. I hope I'll have an
answer soon which I'll post back, and maybe make up a how-to, package or
port. Keep it all coming...


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