Calendar Solution?

Da Rock rock_on_the_web at
Tue Feb 26 22:51:20 UTC 2008

On Tue, 2008-02-26 at 20:24 +0100, herbert langhans wrote:
> Maybe this is the thing for you:
> Needs Apache and an sql-server. I use it for years now and like the function what sends you an email before the appointment.
> Cheers
> herbs
> On Tue, 26 Feb 2008 11:29:14 -0500
> "B. Cook" <bcook at> wrote:
> > Hello All,
> > 
> > Anyone have any suggestions for a 'corporate' calendar?  Either ports  
> > or DIY or other ..
> > 
> > I am trying to get them on the idea of an OSX server..
> > 
> > They are using words like 'Exchange' and 'Externally Hosted Exchange'  
> > servers..
> > (just sends a chill down my spine.. )
> > 
> > We have our own email server with qmail, dovecot, squirrelmail.. etc  
> > but no calendar..
> > 
> > any suggestions or opinions welcome.
> > 
> > Thanks in advance
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I'm having a similar problem. It all depends on what you want it to do
exactly. Do you need to use a client? Do you need to access it from the
web? Does it need a db backend for ease of use?

Many Caldav solutions require Tomcat- if you need or want to use Apache
you'll need to work out which connector to use. Mod_JK in ports is the
only one there that will build to my knowledge.

Evolution claims full CalDAV compatibility, but doesn't and will not
work with Darwin Calendar Server and most others. Bedework looks good,
uses Tomcat, and appears to offer interacting calendars.

I'm using Evolution myself for the fact that it will integrate into the
entire Gnome desktop. But apparently others offer better support than
Evolution for CalDav purposes- sunbird keeps popping up in most of the
CalDav sites.

Having traversed nearly the entire CalDAV server range (Horde has
apparently been discontinued) I found none that worked for what I
needed, but that may not be the case for you. I'm building my own system
for an entirely customised purpose. It'll be a few months before I'm
finished and may or may not be CalDAV per se. But if you post your exact
requirements and limitations then I could probably help you find the
right system.

Also, Darwin Calendar Server would be the same server you'll be using on
Leopard (with a lot more support for it mind), so if you want to start
there it would help you work out your OSX Server later down the track.

Good luck - you'll need it...

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