This is a list of features that should be included in the next release, vresion 7.0, of the iCalScheduler software. These are listed here to clearly show where the 0.61 version is lacking and so not create unreal expectations and also provide a roadmap for anyone wishing to help out with the next version. Of course, other features will be more than welcome if someone wishes to add them as well.
The most critical things would be the following.
There should be a GUI interface to create, modify or delete departments. Right now this has to be done directly in the database by putting values in the ics_department table. If possible, if would also be nice to be able to allow department names with spaces in them (right now these don't work from the GUI for the user updating).
A GUI to designate which user is the "designated department admin" where
the email requests go for an event request. Right now this is hard-coded in
the ics_department table as the "mgr_uid" value.
A GUI for the group permissions. Again, this has to be done directly in the
database right now. This would be a GUI to directly set up the ics_group
and the ics_group2permission tables, thus being able to create, modify
and delete permission groups (roles) as well as modify assignments of
permissions to those groups.
Other nice-to-have things would be the following.
Use the date_range table for semesters, time-spans or whatever in the code.
Most of the code has this hard-coded right now instead of using the table.
Also, there should be a GUI interface to update and manage this date_range
Create a GUI for being able to match the pictures in the ics_pictures table
to the rooms in the ics_rooms table.
Use colors rather than pictures/icons for the background colors for the
calendar display of rooms (this is what pupiCalendar seems to do).
Appreciation is given to anyone who would have the time to make any
of these contributions or other contributions that you would think
are appropriate. Please refer to the SourceForge site for further information about this.