Calendar and release schedule

Luigi Toscano luigi.toscano at
Sun Apr 16 17:18:18 UTC 2017

(sending this to release-team@ as primary user)
the sysadmins kindly enabled the Calendar application on
It is still not stable, and marked in Phabricator documentation as "prototype":

Nevertheless, this is a good time to think about consolidating our various

= Status of calendars
The existing calendar page, aggregates:

- the calendar for KDE Applications, and previously KDE SC releases,
authoritative source is (manually
- the calendar of other events (sprints/conferences?). I'm not sure where the
ICS is stored.

In addition, Plasma has its own (

= Proposal
I tried as exercise to import inside
the Calendar application:

But it seems that imported calendars are not so flexible (you can't associate
projects/tags to them).

So I'd suggest to go the other way round: define the events natively in
Calendar (so that we can associate them with the proper tag/project) and
export them if needed (as ICS).

We can change to redirect to the new
exported calendar for Applications, to not break existing users while they
migrate to the new URL.

The plan shouldn't pose any risk: in case of emergency (something really
broken with the application) we can always export all the events as ICS and
move away to another application.

Going forward, each project owner (or a subset of users, depending on the
choosen policy) could create the "release" event (or other important
milestones). The main problem was that, until not long time ago (see the
"Alternative proposal" below) there was no central place on * where
users could easily define calendars accessible to everyone.

My dream is an reminder email to kde-i18n-doc@ with the upcoming releases, and
this should help (I have to check if it is possible to set specific reminder
for event subscribers, like kde-i18n-doc@, but there are other possible ways).

= Alternative proposal
Most of the points above applies also to the calendar integrated with
Nextcloud (which means the existing, which apparently finally
allows users to share  calendar without credentials:
but I didn't test it so far.



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