Chandler Calendar Server

In a previous post, I mentioned Cosmo Calendar Server while it was in it’s very early stages of development.  It looks like the developers have been working their asses off, because the Chandler project as a whole has improved a lot!

There isn’t much you can’t do with this calendaring suite:
  • It has it’s own fully functional desktop application, Chandler.  It not only does calendering, but can do email too if you want.
  • You can sign up for a free account on Chandler Hub, which is very cool as it adds a way to synchronize your local calendars to a web server.  The web interface is also very nice… one of the better ones I’ve seen.
  • Assuming you don’t want to trust your personal info on someone else’s server, you can run your own with Cosmo Server.  This is completely self contained, and only requires that you have Java installed.  Incredibly simple to set up, and works with a DB text file, MySQL or PostgreSQL.  I had one up and running on my openSUSE test box in 30 mins, using MySQL.
Even though it’s coming along pretty well, there are still some bugs.  I noticed right away the desktop app crashed when I tried to drag an appointment to a different time.  There’s a page of bug reports and you should report any you may find.