The CalDAV contribution by Sun Microsystems (now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Oracle) is now integrated in Symbian^3. This means that any manufacturer releasing a handset based on the current and any upcoming Symbian version will be able to make use of this great addition to the platform.
CalConnect has accepted the offer of Kerio Technologies to host its twenty-second Roundtable and Interoperability Test Event. CalConnect XVII will be held in the Autumn of 2011 (late September or early October) at Kerio Technologies, in Plzen, Czech Republic. This will be the first full CalConnect Week to be held outside of North America, although CalConnect has held a Mobile Calendaring Interoperability Test Event and two Meet CalConnect introductory events in Europe in the past two years.
Sun has posted an update on their CalDAV client plug-in for the Symbian Operating system on the Symbian blog. See http://blog.symbian.org/2009/10/22/caldav-support-for-symbian-a-contribution-by-sun-microsystems/ for the full text.
Sun Microsystems has committed to providing CalDAV support for the Symbian OS, thus providing direct support for CalDAV servers on mobile devices running the Symbian OS. See http://developer.symbian.org/wiki/index.php/CalDav.
Mozilla Messaging wants to help ensure that current users of the Lightning calendaring extension for Thunderbird 2 will be able to migrate to a new (pre-1.0) version that works well with Thunderbird 3.0.
Mozilla is looking for a “hacker” (contractor) with strong open-source engineering and project management background to help make that happen. See Mozilla Seeks Lightning Hacker.
CalConnect Member News presents calendaring-related news items from CalConnect Members upon submission from the member and approval by CalConnect.
During the past year, calendaring has taken hold on the campus at Duke University, with the launch of its institutional events calendar, Events@Duke (calendar.duke.edu), last July and the launch of a student calendar, buzz (buzz.duke.edu), this past January. To get an idea of the types of things they’re doing, the following are stories about their calendaring efforts.
http://www.news.duke.edu/2009/03/bedework.html A number of universities that have implemented, or are implementing, the Bedework software as their event calendars have been collaborating as they discover they share many of the same functional requirements for a public event calendar.
http://news.duke.edu/2009/01/buzz.html Using the same Bedework software used for its institutional calendar, Duke launches an event calendar for students.
http://news.duke.edu/2009/02/widgets.html Facebook and Google calendar widgets add new functionality to Duke’s event calendars.
http://news.duke.edu/2009/03/mobileinternal.html Duke introduces customized applications, including its public events calendar, for mobile devices
http://www.oit.duke.edu/web-multimedia/web/calendar/ Website provides Duke departments and calendar admins with tools for generating and consuming RSS and XML files of events from its calendars.