[ubuntu-uk] Scheduling software recommendations

Alan Lord (News) alanslists at gmail.com
Mon Jun 27 15:54:58 UTC 2011

Hi Avi,

A few apps I can think of will do some of what you need as well a lot of 
other stuff that your probably do not:

OpenERP - Has full calendar/scheduling (mainly used in Sales or Project 
management context) would probably do what you need (Python). Has 
CalDAV/Ical support so you can sync to iPhone/Lightning etc.

Horde - (http://www.horde.org) similar to above I guess in that it is a 
groupware app. Not sure about functionality haven't used it ages (PHP).

eHour (http://www.ehour.nl) - More of a timesheet app but a nice UI and 
might do what you need (Java/tomcat).

Chandler/Cosmo - Although now a bit old this might be good: 
http://chandlerproject.org/ Chandler is a desktop app for time 
management plus there is a multi-user calendar server (CalDAV).

There are probably more but these are off the top of my head.

Thought about just using a shared Google Calendar too?



On 27/06/11 16:42, Avi Greenbury wrote:
> Morning All,
> I'm after some scheduling software, and I'm sure other people have
> scratched this itch previously. Having never really used any before I'm
> not precisely sure what I want, but the situation is that we have some
> people available to do work, and some people scheduling work in. There's
> quite a large intersection of the two groups.
> I've made a list of all the features I can think of that I'd like, but
> this probably isn't exhaustive. Only absolute must haves are that it's
> both sorts of free and we can host it ourselves.
> Features I know I'd like:
> * Each of the people in the 'doing work' group have an ical or similar
> feed containing work for them
> * An ical feed that shows *all* the scheduled work.
> * Email reminders. Being able to run arbitrary scripts as reminders
> would be good too.
> * A simple interface - having people actually use the thing is way more
> important than pretty effects.
> Would-be-nices:
> * Ability to assign work based on time (X is covering from 0100 - 0600,
> so this job at 0300 automatically goes to X)
> * Ability to script entries, so we can concoct our own interfaces/tie it
> in with other systems.
> * Sit on a webserver in php or perl so I can easily tie it in to the
> other http auth'd bits and pieces we have. It'll have a VM to itself so
> tomcat or whatever's doable too. I can't envisage a good-but-not-HTTP
> means of access, but I'm open to suggestions.
> Anyone got any suggestions?

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