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magnus
Oct 24th, 2004, 04:18 PM
Mike,

Could you speak with your technical gurus about possible making the Detailing Clinics/Classes, Car Crazy Events, Mobile Training Centers, and any other calendars I am missing, available via a WebDAV (Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning) server?

My reason for asking is that those Meguiar's and Car Crazy nuts with access to an Apple Macintosh computer can subscribe to these calendars via the iCal software that comes with the latest version of the Apple operation system (OS X 10.x.x). I am sure that there are also PC calendars/software available that would also allow this, but I have not researched the PC side of things.

I am aware of the calendars on the Meguiar's website(s), but I think this option would be a fantastic way to keep in touch with Meguiar's events.

For more information on the software mentioned above, please visit the following URLs:
- Apple's iCal software (http://www.apple.com/ical/)
- Calendar sharing (http://www.apple.com/ical/share.html)
- iCalShare (http://www.icalshare.com/) 3rd party calendar database with over 1810 calendars in 39 different categories
- WebDAV Resources (official) (http://www.webdav.org/)
- Mozille Calendar (PC) (http://www.mozilla.org/projects/calendar/faq.html#format)
- mod_dav (Apache HTTP Server plug-in) (http://httpd.apache.org/docs-2.1/mod/mod_dav.html)

I would be more than happy to host the calendars myself, but I find it difficult to know when and what has been changed on the calendar without having to check on a daily basis, through different calendars, and over several months. If that could be worked around, this might be a solution as well.

I imagine that, as with most everything else, the Apple Macintosh population is rather small within Meguiar's Online members. However, I would imagine that a good majority of those members would be excited about this option. It could be that the other members would also like to have access to these calendars, and would use the Mozilla browser to gain access.

Thanks for reading my query and passing it on to whomever!

:D

magnus
Oct 24th, 2004, 04:23 PM
Please do not turn this into a Mac vs. PC (aka Chevy vs. Ford) issue.

I think this would be good information for Meguiar's, and I would hate to see the post closed if this goes off-topic.

Thanks! :D

Mike Phillips
Oct 25th, 2004, 10:09 AM
Originally posted by magnus
Mike,

Could you speak with your technical gurus about possible making the Detailing Clinics/Classes, Car Crazy Events, Mobile Training Centers, and any other calendars I am missing, available via a WebDAV (Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning) server?

Thanks for reading my query and passing it on to whomever!

:D

Hi magnus,

I checked out a couple of those links to get a better idea of what you were describing. They look kind of like a full time job :D

I'll pass this on to the appropriate person...

Mike

magnus
Oct 25th, 2004, 05:49 PM
Hey Mike,

Thanks for looking into this. If you're on a Mac, and have the iCal software, it's really rather easy. It's just like adding stuff to any other calendar software.

As I said, I would be glad to do it, if there was a way to be updated with new events or changes, without having to check the online calendar (over several page, several months, and several categories).

:xyxthumbs

magnus
Oct 31st, 2004, 09:35 PM
If anyone is interested in trying this out, using either Apple's iCal (on a Mac of course) or using either Mozilla or FireFox browsers (Mac or PC), the link to subscribe to my personal calendar is
http://www.benjamindesigns.com/ical/meguiars_detail.ics
For those of you who are interested in using Mozilla or FireFox, please download the calendar extension at http://www.mozilla.org/projects/calendar/download.html

This is available for Mozilla, Mozilla Thunderbird, FireFox, and the Mozilla Application Suite. It is available for the Windows, Mac, Linux, and OS/2 platforms.

SpoiledMan
Oct 31st, 2004, 10:13 PM
I'm subscribed! ;)

DFTowel
Nov 1st, 2004, 01:51 PM
I subscribed, works like a charm as usual on a Mac!

I have one too, dedicated to car shows. You won't see much now until the spring as it's heavily weighted to the NY car show scene. Any submissions from across the county are welcome though. I'd love to keep it going through the year.

Subscribe to this link:
webcal://icalx.com/public/leqc/Car32Shows.ics

magnus
Nov 1st, 2004, 03:42 PM
As I discussed with Mike above, it's hard to keep this updated, as I cannot know when dates/times change, unless I go through the entire calendar and compare each date/event.

I will do my best to keep this updated. As I see that there are a couple of people interested, I will look into the Car Crazy events as a calendar.

magnus
Nov 1st, 2004, 03:55 PM
Originally posted by magnus
For those of you who are interested in using Mozilla or Firefox, please download the calendar extension at http://www.mozilla.org/projects/calendar/download.html

This is available for Mozilla, Mozilla Thunderbird, Firefox, and the Mozilla Application Suite. It is available for the Windows, Mac, Linux, and OS/2 platforms.
I also found a standalone version (doesn't require using a browser) of the Mozilla/Firefox calendar software, code named Sunbird. As with the integrated calendar, and the standalone version, these are in beta and still have some work to go.

The Sunbird Project - Standalone Calendar (http://www.mozilla.org/projects/calendar/sunbird.html)