Radicale

RSS Feed

Radicale 0.8

Radicale 0.8 is out!

0.8 - Rainbow

  • New authentication and rights management modules (by Matthias Jordan)
  • Experimental database storage
  • Command-line option for custom configuration file (by Mark Adams)
  • Root URL not at the root of a domain (by Clint Adams, Fabrice Bellet, Vincent Untz)
  • Improved support for iCal, CalDAVSync, CardDAVSync, CalDavZAP and CardDavMATE
  • Empty PROPFIND requests handled (by Christoph Polcin)
  • Colon allowed in passwords
  • Configurable realm message

This version brings some of the biggest changes since Radicale's creation, including an experimental support of database storage, clean authentication modules, and rights management finally designed for real users.

So, dear user, be careful: this version changes important things in the configuration file, so check twice that everything is OK when you update to 0.8, or you can have big problems.

More and more clients are supported, as a lot of bug fixes and features have been added for this purpose. And before you ask: yes, 2 web-based clients, CalDavZAP and CardDavMATE, are now supported!

Even if there has been a lot of time to test these new features, I am pretty sure that some really annoying bugs have been left in this version. We will probably release minor versions with bugfixes during the next weeks, and it will not take one more year to reach 0.8.1.

The documentation has been updated, but some parts are missing and some may be out of date. You can report bugs or even write documentation directly on GitHub if you find something strange (and you probably will).

If anything is not clear, or if the way rights work is a bit complicated to understand, or if you are so happy because everything works so well, you can share your thoughts!

It has been a real pleasure to work on this version, with brilliant ideas and interesting bug reports from the community. I'd really like to thank all the people reporting bugs, chatting on IRC, sending mails and proposing pull requests: you are awesome.

Radicale 0.7.1

Radicale 0.7.1 is out!

0.7.1 - Waterfalls

  • Many address books fixes
  • New IMAP ACL (by Daniel Aleksandersen)
  • PAM ACL fixed (by Daniel Aleksandersen)
  • Courier ACL fixed (by Benjamin Frank)
  • Always set display name to collections (by Oskari Timperi)
  • Various DELETE responses fixed

It's been a long time since the last version… As usual, many people have contributed to this new version, that's a pleasure to get these pull requests.

Most of the commits are bugfixes, especially about ACL backends and address books. Many clients (including aCal and SyncEvolution) will be much happier with this new version than with the previous one.

By the way, one main new feature has been added: a new IMAP ACL backend, by Daniel. And about authentication, exciting features are coming soon, stay tuned!

Next time, as many mails have come from angry and desperate coders, tests will be finally added to help them to add features and fix bugs. And after that, who knows, it may be time to release Radicale 1.0…

Radicale 0.7

Radicale 0.7 is out, at least!

0.7 - Eternal Sunshine

  • Repeating events
  • Collection deletion
  • Courier and PAM authentication methods
  • CardDAV support
  • Custom LDAP filters supported

A lot of people have reported bugs, proposed new features, added useful code and tested many clients. Thank you Lynn, Ron, Bill, Patrick, Hidde, Gerhard, Martin, Brendan, Vladimir, and everybody I've forgotten.

Radicale 0.6.4, News from Calypso

New year, new release. Radicale 0.6.4 has a really short changelog:

0.6.4 - Tulips

  • Fix the installation with Python 3.1

The bug was in fact caused by a bug in Python 3.1, everything should be OK now.

Calypso

After a lot of changes in Radicale, Keith Packard has decided to launch a fork called Calypso, with nice features such as a Git storage mechanism and a CardDAV support.

There are lots of differences between the two projects, but the final goal for Radicale is to provide these new features as soon as possible. Thanks to the work of Keith and other people on GitHub, a basic CardDAV support has been added in the carddav branch and already works with Evolution. Korganizer also works with existing address books, and CardDAV-Sync will be tested soon. If you want to test other clients, please let us know!

Radicale 0.6.3

Radicale version 0.6.3 has been released, with bugfixes that could be interesting for you!

0.6.3 - Red Roses

  • MOVE requests fixed
  • Faster REPORT answers
  • Executable script moved into the package

What's New Since 0.6.2?

The MOVE requests were suffering a little bug that is fixed now. These requests are only sent by Apple clients, Mac users will be happy.

The REPORT request were really, really slow (several minutes for large calendars). This was caused by an awful algorithm parsing the entire calendar for each event in the calendar. The calendar is now only parsed three times, and the events are found in a Python list, turning minutes into seconds! Much better, but far from perfection…

Finally, the executable script parsing the command line options and starting the HTTP servers has been moved from the radicale.py file into the radicale package. Two executable are now present in the archive: the good old radicale.py, and bin/radicale. The second one is only used by setup.py, where the hack used to rename radicale.py into radicale has therefore been removed. As a consequence, you can now launch Radicale with the simple python -m radicale command, without relying on an executable.

Time for a Stable Release!

The next release may be a stable release, symbolically called 1.0. Guess what's missing? Tests, of course!

A non-regression testing suite, based on the clients' requests, will soon be added to Radicale. We're now thinking about a smart solution to store the tests, to represent the expected answers and to launch the requests. We've got crazy ideas, so be prepared: you'll definitely want to write tests during the next weeks!

Repeating events, PAM and Courier authentication methods have already been added in master. You'll find them in the 1.0 release!

What's Next?

Being stable is one thing, being cool is another one. If you want some cool new features, you may be interested in:

  • WebDAV and CardDAV support
  • Filters and rights management
  • Multiple storage backends, such as databases and git
  • Freebusy periods
  • Email alarms

Issues have been reported in the bug tracker, you can follow there the latest news about these features. Your beloved text editor is waiting for you!

Radicale 0.6.2

0.6.2 is out with minor bugfixes.

0.6.2 - Seeds

  • iPhone and iPad support fixed
  • Backslashes replaced by slashes in PROPFIND answers on Windows
  • PyPI archive set as default download URL

Radicale 0.6.1, Changes, Future

As previously imagined, a new 0.6.1 version has been released, mainly fixing obvious bugs.

0.6.1 - Growing Up

  • Example files included in the tarball
  • htpasswd support fixed
  • Redirection loop bug fixed
  • Testing message on GET requests

The changelog is really small, so there should be no real new problems since 0.6. The example files for logging, FastCGI and WSGI are now included in the tarball, for the pleasure of our dear packagers!

A new branch has been created for various future bug fixes. You can expect to get more 0.6.x versions, making this branch a kind of "stable" branch with no big changes.

GitHub, Mailing List, New Website

A lot of small changes occurred during the last weeks.

If you're interested in code and new features, please note that we moved the project from Gitorious to GitHub. Being hosted by Gitorious was a nice experience, but the service was not that good and we were missing some useful features such as git hooks. Moreover, GitHub is really popular, we're sure that we'll meet a lot of kind users and coders there.

We've also created a mailing-list on Librelist to keep a public trace of the mails we're receiving. It a bit empty now, but we're sure that you'll soon write us some kind words. For example, you can tell us what you think of our new website!

Future Features

In the next weeks, new exciting features are coming in the master branch! Some of them are almost ready:

  • Henry-Nicolas has added the support for the PAM and Courier-Authdaemon authentication mechanisms.
  • An anonymous called Keith Packard has prepared some small changes, such as one file per event, cache and git versioning. Yes. Really.

As you can find in the Radicale Roadmap, tests, rights and filters are expected for 0.7.

Radicale 0.6 Released

Time for a new release with a lot of new exciting features!

0.6 - Sapling

  • WSGI support
  • IPv6 support
  • Smart, verbose and configurable logs
  • Apple iCal 4 and iPhone support (by Łukasz Langa)
  • CalDAV-Sync support (by Marten Gajda)
  • aCal support
  • KDE KOrganizer support
  • LDAP auth backend (by Corentin Le Bail)
  • Public and private calendars (by René Neumann)
  • PID file
  • MOVE requests management
  • Journal entries support
  • Drop Python 2.5 support

Well, it's been a little longer than expected, but for good reasons: a lot of features have been added, and a lot of clients are known to work with Radicale, thanks to kind contributors. That's definitely good news! But…

Testing all the clients is really painful, moreover for the ones from Apple (I have no Mac nor iPhone of my own). We should seriously think of automated tests, even if it's really hard to maintain, and maybe not that useful. If you're interested in tests, you can look at the wonderful regression suite of DAViCal.

The new features, for example the WSGI support, are also poorly documented. If you have some Apache or lighttpd configuration working with Radicale, you can make the world a little bit better by writing a paragraph or two in the Radicale documentation. It's simple plain text, don't be afraid!

Because of all these changes, Radicale 0.6 may be a little bit buggy; a 0.6.1 will probably be released soon, fixing small problems with clients and features. Get ready to report bugs, I'm sure that you can find one (and fix it)!

Feature Freeze for 0.6

According to the roadmap, a lot of features have been added since Radicale 0.5, much more than expected. It's now time to test Radicale with your favourite client and to report bugs before we release the next stable version!

Last week, the iCal and iPhone support written by Łukasz has been fixed in order to restore the broken Lightning support. After two afternoons of tests with Rémi, we managed to access the same calendar with Lightning, iCal, iPhone and Evolution, and finally discovered that CalDAV could also be a perfect instant messaging protocol between a Mac, a PC and a phone.

After that, we've had the nice surprise to see events displayed without a problem (but after some strange steps of configuration) by aCal on Salem's Android phone.

It was Friday, fun fun fun fun.

So, that's it: Radicale supports Lightning, Evolution, Kontact, aCal for Android, iPhone and iCal. Of course, before releasing a new tarball:

  • documentation is needed for the new clients that are not documented yet (Kontact, aCal and iPhone);
  • tests are welcome, particularly for the Apple clients that I can't test anymore;
  • no more features will be added, they'll wait in separate branches for the 0.7 development.

Please report bugs if anything goes wrong during your tests, or just let us know by Jabber or by mail if everything is OK.

Ready for WSGI

Here it is! Radicale is now ready to be launched behind your favourite HTTP server (Apache, Lighttpd, Nginx or Tomcat for example). That's really good news, because:

  • Real HTTP servers are much more efficient and reliable than the default Python server used in Radicale;
  • All the authentication backends available for your server will be available for Radicale;
  • Thanks to flup, Radicale can be interfaced with all the servers supporting CGI, AJP, FastCGI or SCGI;
  • Radicale works very well without any additional server, without any dependencies, without configuration, just as it was working before;
  • This one more feature removes useless code, less is definitely more.

The WSGI support has only be tested as a stand-alone executable and behind Lighttpd, you should definitely try if it works with you favourite server too!

No more features will be added before (quite) a long time, because a lot of documentation and test is waiting for us. If you want to write tutorials for some CalDAV clients support (iCal, Android, iPhone), HTTP servers support or logging management, feel free to fork the documentation git repository and ask for a merge. It's plain text, I'm sure you can do it!

Apple iCal Support

After a long, long work, the iCal support has finally been added to Radicale! Well, this support is only for iCal 4 and is highly experimental, but you can test it right now with the git master branch. Bug reports are welcome!

Dear MacOS users, you can thank all the gentlemen who sended a lot of debugging iformation. Special thanks to Andrew from DAViCal, who helped us a lot with his tips and his tests, and Rémi Hainaud who lent his laptop for the final tests.

The default server address is localhost:5232/user/, where calendars can be added. Multiple calendars and owner-less calendars are not tested yet, but they should work quite well. More documentation will be added during the next days. It will then be time to release the Radicale 0.6 version, and work on the WSGI support.

Two Features and One New Roadmap

Two features have just reached the master branch, and the roadmap has been refreshed.

LDAP Authentication

Thanks to Corentin, the LDAP authentication is now included in Radicale. The support is experimental and may suffer unstable connexions and security problems. If you are interested in this feature (a lot of people seem to be), you can try it and give some feedback.

No SSL support is included yet, but this may be quite easy to add. By the way, serious authentication methods will rely on a "real" HTTP server, as soon as Radicale supports WSGI.

Journal Entries

Mehmet asked for the journal entries (aka. notes or memos) support, that's done! This also was an occasion to clean some code in the iCal parser, and to add a much better management of multi-lines entries. People experiencing crazy X-RADICALE-NAME entries can now clean their files, Radicale won't pollute them again.

New Roadmap

Except from htpasswd and LDAP, most of the authentication backends (database, SASL, PAM, user groups) are not really easy to include in Radicale. The easiest solution to solve this problem is to give Radicale a CGI support, to put it behind a solid server such as Apache. Of course, CGI is not enough: a WSGI support is quite better, with the FastCGI, AJP and SCGI backends offered by flup. Quite exciting, isn't it?

That's why it was important to add new versions on the roadmap. The 0.6 version is now waiting for the Apple iCal support, and of course for some tests to kill the last remaining bugs. The only 0.7 feature will be WSGI, allowing many new authentication methods and a real multithread support.

After that, 0.8 may add CalDAV rights and filters, while 1.0 will draw thousands of rainbows and pink unicorns (WebDAV sync, CardDAV, Freebusy). A lot of funky work is waiting for you, hackers!

Bugs

Many bugs have also been fixed, most of them due to the owner-less calendars support. Radicale 0.6 may be out in a few weeks, you should spend some time testing the master branch and filling the bug tracker.

New Features

Radicale 0.5 was released only 8 days ago, but 3 new features have already been added to the master branch:

  • IPv6 support, with multiple addresses/ports support
  • Logs and debug mode
  • Owner-less calendars

Most of the code has been written by Necoro and Corentin, and that was not easy at all: Radicale is now multithreaded! For sure, you can find many bugs and report them on the bug tracker. And if you're fond of logging, you can even add a default configuration file and more debug messages in the source.

Radicale 0.5 Released

Radicale 0.5 is out! Here is what's new:

0.5 - Historical Artifacts

  • Calendar depth
  • iPhone support
  • MacOS and Windows support
  • HEAD requests management
  • htpasswd user from calendar path

iPhone support, but no iCal support for 0.5, despite our hard work, sorry! After 1 month with no more activity on the dedicated bug, it was time to forget it and hack on new awesome features. Thanks for your help, dear Apple users, I keep the hope that one day, Radicale will work with you!

So, what's next? As promised, some cool git branches will soon be merged, with LDAP support, logging, IPv6 and anonymous calendars. Sounds pretty cool, heh? Talking about new features, more and more people are asking for a CardDAV support in Radicale. A git branch and a feature request are open, feel free to hack and discuss.

Jabber Room and iPhone Support

After a lot of help and testing work from Andrew, Björn, Anders, Dorian and Pete (and other ones we could have forgotten), a simple iPhone support has been added in the git repository. If you are interested, you can test this feature right now by downloading the latest git version (a tarball is even available too if you don't want or know how to use git).

No documentation has been written yet, but using the right URL in the configuration should be enough to synchronize your calendars. If you have any problems, you can ask by joining our new Jabber room: radicale@room.jabber.kozea.fr.

Radicale 0.5 will be released as soon as the iCal support is ready. If you have an Apple computer, Python skills and some time to spend, we'd be glad to help you debugging Radicale.

News from Radicale

During the last weeks, Radicale has not been idle, even if no news have been posted since August. Thanks to Pete, Pierre-Philipp and Andrew, we're trying to add a better support on MacOS, Windows and mobile devices like iPhone and Android-based phones.

All the tests on Windows have been successful: launching Radicale and using Lightning as client works without any problems. On Android too, some testers have reported clients working with Radicale. These were the good news.

The bad news come from Apple: both iPhone and MacOS default clients are not working yet, despite the latest enhancements given to the PROPFIND requests. The problems are quite hard to debug due to our lack of Apple hardware, but Pete is helping us in this difficult quest! Radicale 0.5 will be out as soon as these two clients are working.

Some cool stuff is coming next, with calendar collections and groups, and a simple web-based CalDAV client in early development. Stay tuned!

Radicale 0.4 Released

Radicale 0.4 is out! Here is what's new:

0.4 - Hot Days Back

  • Personal calendars
  • HEAD requests
  • Last-Modified HTTP header
  • no-ssl and foreground options
  • Default configuration file

This release has mainly been released to help our dear packagers to include a default configuration file and to write init scripts. Big thanks to Necoro for his work on the new Gentoo ebuild!

Three Features Added Last Week

Some features have been added in the git repository during the last weeks, thanks to Jerome and Mariusz!

Personal Calendars
Calendars accessed through the htpasswd ACL module can now be personal. Thanks to the personal option, a user called bob can access calendars at /bob/* but not to the /alice/* ones.
HEAD Requests
Radicale can now answer HEAD requests. HTTP headers can be retrieved thanks to this request, without getting contents given by the GET requests.
Last-Modified HTTP header
The Last-Modified header gives the last time when the calendar has been modified. This is used by some clients to cache the calendars and not retrieving them if they have not been modified.

Radicale 0.3 Released

Radicale 0.3 is out! Here is what’s new:

0.3 - Dancing Flowers

  • Evolution support
  • Version management

The website changed a little bit too, with some small HTML5 and CSS3 features such as articles, sections, transitions, opacity, box shadows and rounded corners. If you’re reading this website with Internet Explorer, you should consider using a standard-compliant browser!

Radicale is now included in Squeeze, the testing branch of Debian. A Radicale ebuild for Gentoo has been proposed too. If you want to package Radicale for another distribution, you’re welcome!

Next step is 0.5, with calendar collections, and Windows and MacOS support.

May News

News from contributors

Jonas Smedegaard packaged Radicale for Debian last week. Two packages, called radicale for the daemon and python-radicale for the module, have been added to Sid, the unstable branch of Debian. Thank you, Jonas!

Sven Guckes corrected some of the strange-English-sentences present on this website. Thank you, Sven!

News from software

A simple VERSION has been added in the library: you can now play with radicale.VERSION and $radicale --version.

After playing with the version (should not be too long), you may notice that the next version is called 0.3, and not 0.5 as previously decided. The 0.3 main goal is to offer the support for Evolution as soon as possible, without waiting for the 0.5. After more than a month of test, we corrected all the bugs we found and everything seems to be fine; we can imagine that a brand new tarball will be released during the first days of June.

Evolution Supported

Radicale now supports another CalDAV client: Evolution, the default mail, addressbook and calendaring client for Gnome. This feature was quite easy to add, as it required less than 20 new lines of code in the requests handler.

If you are interested, just clone the git repository.

Radicale 0.2 Released

Radicale 0.2 is out! Here is what’s new:

0.2 - Snowflakes

  • Sunbird pre-1.0 support
  • SSL connection
  • Htpasswd authentication
  • Daemon mode
  • User configuration
  • Twisted dependency removed
  • Python 3 support
  • Real URLs for PUT and DELETE
  • Concurrent modification reported to users
  • Many bugs fixed by Roger Wenham

First of all, we would like to thank Roger Wenham for his bugfixes and his supercool words.

You may have noticed that Sunbird 1.0 has not been released, but according to the Mozilla developers, 1.0pre is something like a final version.

You may have noticed too that Radicale can be downloaded from PyPI. Of course, it is also available on the download page.

HTTPS and Authentication

HTTPS connections and authentication have been added to Radicale this week. Command-line options and personal configuration files are also ready for test. According to the TODO file included in the package, the next version will finally be 0.2, when sunbird 1.0 is out. Go, Mozilla hackers, go!

HTTPS connection
HTTPS connections are now available using the standard TLS mechanisms. Give Radicale a private key and a certificate, and your data are now safe.
Authentication
A simple authentication architecture is now available, allowing different methods thanks to different modules. The first two modules are fake (no authentication) and htpasswd (authentication with an htpasswd file created by the Apache tool). More methods such as LDAP are coming soon!

Ready for Python 3

Dropping Twisted dependency was the first step leading to another big feature: Radicale now works with Python 3! The code was given a small cleanup, with some simplifications mainly about encoding. Before the 0.1.1 release, feel free to test the git repository, all Python versions from 2.5 should be OK.

Twisted no Longer Required

Good news! Radicale 0.1.1 will support Sunbird 1.0, but it has another great feature: it has no external dependency! Twisted is no longer required for the git version, removing about 50 lines of code.

Lightning and Sunbird 1.0b2pre Support

Lightning/Sunbird 1.0b2pre is out, adding minor changes in CalDAV support. A new commit makes Radicale work with versions 0.9, 1.0b1 et 1.0b2. Moreover, etags are now quoted according to the RFC 2616.

Thunderbird 3 released

Thunderbird 3 is out, and Lightning/Sunbird 1.0 should be released in a few days. The last commit in git should make Radicale work with versions 0.9 and 1.0b1pre. Radicale 0.1.1 will soon be released adding support for version 1.0.

Radicale 0.1 Released

First Radicale release! Here is the changelog:

0.1 - Crazy Vegetables

  • First release
  • Lightning/Sunbird 0.9 compatibility
  • Easy installer

You can download this version on the download page.

Radicale on Gitorious

Radicale code has been released on Gitorious! Take a look at the Radicale main page on Gitorious to view and download source code.

Radicale Ready to Launch

The Radicale Project is launched. The code has been cleaned up and will be available soon…