Bug 592148

Summary: RFE: Integrate with Calendar
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: David Le Sage <dlesage>
Component: plannerAssignee: Caolan McNamara <caolanm>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Screenshot of Dialogue Box to Populate from Planner When Tasks added to Calendar none

Description David Le Sage 2010-05-14 00:45:18 UTC
Description of problem:

A user has requested greater integration between GNOME Planner and Evolution's calendar functionality. The user requests that the tasks for each day should automatically populate the calendar so the user can see, at a glance, the tasks upon which they should be acting.

I am not sure how this feature would be implemented.  I imagine that, when new people resources are added, the email address will need to be supplied and that when the task dates and people are assigned, their tasks would need to be sent out to each of them as calendar population items.  

Please investigate the feasibility of incorporating this functionality as it would be a powerful feature and lead to greater integration between GNOME applications.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Planner 0.14.4

Steps to Reproduce:
1. When tasks are created and resources assigned, Planner should populate Evolution's calendar.

Actual results:
Functionality does not exist at present.

Expected results:
User should be able to go into Evoltion calendar view and be able to see which tasks they need to be doing that day.

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Comment 1 David Le Sage 2010-05-14 01:06:22 UTC
Evolution currently supplies an option to populate task details as well.  See:


then, from the dialogue box that presents itself:

Options->Status Details.

If these details could be populated/updated from Planner as well, that would be great. That way, percentage completed, etc, could be imported into Evolution as soon as it is updated.

Comment 2 David Le Sage 2010-05-14 01:07:06 UTC
Created attachment 413927 [details]
Screenshot of Dialogue Box to Populate from Planner When Tasks added to Calendar

Comment 3 Caolan McNamara 2010-05-14 07:48:18 UTC
I'm not entirely sure what you want. There is a planner-eds package which purports to provide a certain degree of interoperability between evolution and planner. I'm not entirely sure how useful that currently is or if it provides any of the desired functionality but it might be worth a look to see if it does anything helpful.

Comment 4 David Le Sage 2010-05-16 22:39:31 UTC
Hello Caolan,

I have passed this info on to the person requesting the functionality.  I've told them to give us feedback on whether it meets their needs.

Thanks and cheers.

Comment 5 David Le Sage 2010-05-26 06:17:49 UTC
Hello Caolan,

I haven't heard back from the person who requested the feature but I have been trying it myself.  It seems to be only partially working.

It will load names of resources from Evolution but not pre-booked dates nor is there an export function.

Trying it with Zimbra seems to make it hang.  It tries to search but never makes any progress.

Comment 6 Caolan McNamara 2010-12-17 21:08:02 UTC
Have to be honest here, there's next to no chance I'll be able to get around to this. Might have better luck reporting this directly to planner's upstream bugzilla.