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Initial commit of the Faster IT roundcube_calendar plugin distribution
This includes: * Kolab plugins 3.2.9 (calendar and libcalendaring) * CalDAV driver 3.2.8 * .htaccess files for at least some security * SabreDAV updated to 1.8.12 (Jan 2015 release) * Support for CURLOPT_SSL_* settings to allow self-signed certificates * Small fixes & improved documentation
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+# Roundcube Calendar plugin with CalDAV support
+Using Kolab-plugins from https://git.kolab.org/ (based on v3.2.9)
+Using the CalDAV driver from https://gitlab.awesome-it.de/kolab/roundcube-plugins/tree/feature_caldav (based on v3.2.8)
+Hosted at https://git.faster-it.com/roundcube_calendar
+Mirrored at https://github.com/fasterit/roundcube_calendar
+## About
+Roundcube is an awesome web mailer and a good platform for calendaring as the work from
+Kolab Systems AG shows. Their Roundcube plugins (primarily developed to support the
+Kolab Groupware server) have been extended by "Awesome IT" (a GbR out for Karlsruhe, Germany)
+to support CalDAV calendars.
+Getting this all to work is a bit of a hassle so we - Faster IT GmbH - decided to
+combine the various parts into a distribution when we were asked to implement this for a nonprofit company.
+For the public benefit we re-publish the work under the origiginal AGPLv3+ license.
+This version is compatible with the [rcmcarddav plugin](https://github.com/blind-coder/rcmcarddav)
+from [Benjamin Schieder](http://www.benjamin-schieder.de/carddav.html).
+We hacked this by moving the ancient SabreDAV version the WebDAV driver uses into its own
+`OldSabre` namespace so it does not collide with rcmcarddav's version.
+We updated it to 1.8.12 which is the last version of the 1.x series (SabreDAV is at 3.1 now).
+That way you can have both CalDAV and CardDAV supported simultaneously in Roundcube by Free Software.
+There is work underway at "Awesome IT" to update SabreDAV to a recent version
+(see their [gitlab](https://gitlab.awesome-it.de/kolab/roundcube-plugins/commit/5a0825b89a0b0183bf8469e66b667e294309b609))
+but at the time of writing this (2016-03-07) it has not yet been completed.
+## Installation
+Clone the repository and copy `calendar` and `libcalendaring` to the `plugins` directory
+of your roundcube installation:
+ $ git clone git://github.com/fasterit/roundcube_calendar.git
+ $ cd roundcube_calendar
+ $ cd -r calendar/ libcalendaring/ /var/www/htdocs/roundcube/plugins/ # adjust as needed
+Copy and edit the supplied config.inc.php.dist:
+ $ cd /var/www/htdocs/roundcube/plugins/
+ $ cp config.inc.php.dist config.inc.php
+ $ $EDITOR config.inc.php
+Change the driver to include caldav (this is why you use this version of the calendar
+plugins, right?);
+ // backend type (database, kolab, caldav, ical)
+ $config['calendar_driver'] = array('database', 'caldav');
+ $config['calendar_driver_default'] = 'caldav';
+Provide a unique crypt_key. This is used to scramble the passwords for CalDAV calendars
+before they are stored into the database:
+ // Crypt key to encrypt passwords for added iCAL/CalDAV calendars
+ $config['calendar_crypt_key'] = "<run pwgen -sy 32 to get some nice random data for here>";
+Now we need to import the database tables for the database driver (these tables are also required
+for CalDAV!) and the caldav driver. Your database name (<db-name>) will usually be roundcubemail or roundcube.
+Check with `mysql -e 'show databases;'`.
+ $ mysql <db-name> < /var/www/htdocs/roundcube/plugins/calendar/drivers/database/SQL/mysql.initial.sql
+ $ mysql <db-name> < /var/www/htdocs/roundcube/plugins/calendar/drivers/caldav/SQL/mysql.initial.sql
+Finally enable the calendar plugin in your **global** roundcube `config.inc.php`:
+ $ $EDITOR /var/www/htdocs/roundcube/config/config.inc.php
+Add 'calendar' to the list of active plugins:
+ $config['plugins'] = array(
+ (...)
+ 'calendar',
+ );
+## Usage
+After installation, add a CalDAV Calendar by going to the Calendar view and clicking the [+] in the
+lower right corner. Select CalDAV Calendar and provide a name, URL and username / password for your calendar.
+In case you want to add calendars that are served with self-signed SSL certificates, be sure to set
+ // Set to false to allow CURL to connect with SSL hosts that it can't verify the certificates from
+ // e.g. for self-signed certificates.
+ // technical note: This sets CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYPEER _and_ CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYHOST.
+ $config['calendar_curl_secure_ssl'] = false;
+in `calendar/config.inc.php`. And know what you are doing.
+## Debugging
+See `/var/www/htdocs/roundcube/logs/` for errors.
+## Support
+There is none. Really. This code is not for the faint of heart.
+Patches welcome.

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