iCalScheduler v0.61

Help for iCalScheduler version 0.61

This is the Help section of iCalScheduler v0.61. Hopefully this will provide a good idea of whether this application is suitable or not for your needs.

Room Scheduler Help
    Getting Started - Calendar Views
        Daily View
        Weekly View
        Monthly View
        Yearly View
    Side Blocks
        Date Block
        Location and Filter Block
        Navigation Calendars Block
        Room Legend Block
    Security and Logins
    Departments and Roles
    Room Scheduling
        Adding an Event
        Deleting an Event
        Modifying an Event
    Using Filters
    Using the Wizard
        Repeating Event, Specific Datetime
        Repeating Event, Date Range
        Single Event, Specific Datetime
        Single Event, Date Range
    Performing a Search
    Creating Reports
        User Administration
        Room and Location Administration
    Technical Background
        The Database
        Security, Groups & Depts
        How Schedules are Updated
    Current Limitations
    Changes from 0.5 to 0.61
    Changes Needed for 0.61 to 0.7
Changes from 0.5 to 0.61

There are a few major changes have been made in version 0.61 versus version 0.5 of iCalScheduler.

  • The authentication system was added so that people need to log in and have the appropriate privileges before they can change things in the database. This is the major change for the system and is more fully documented in the section on Security and Logins and Departments and Roles.

  • A search engine was added. This is database driven so that the search fields are automatically populated by the database. While there are pros and cons of this approach, one of the major advantages is that you will only be searching for field values that are already in the database.

  • This help system was expanded to be more complete.

Other minor changes were made to hopefully make the code a little cleaner and fix a few bugs. However, due to the fact that there are some major components still missing (e.g., administering departments through a GUI) and that the code is still somewhat messy, it is best to consider this still alpha code. The next version (0.7) should make it then to the beta 1 stage.