Tcal
Tcal 1.3.9
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Mac/PC shared calendar.   Demo ($122.00)
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Tcal is a calendar in a Client-Server system that allows to record your timed Events and to see other resource's calendar, if they are connected to TcalServer. TcalServer is the server component of the Tcal calendar.

The main characteristic of this calendar is that it uses a commercial Database (ex. FilemakerPro, version 6 to 8) in order to record timed events, allocates resources and jobs to them and to record each resource job load. This allows the connection between the company-shared calendars to the company management Database, made by you in order to handle the
What's New
Version 1.3.9:
  • TcalServer now connects to Filemaker 12
  • A new installer for tcal and TcalServer
  • Solved connection problems between Tcal and TcalServer
Requirements
  • Intel/PPC
  • OS X 10.5.8 or later
  • FileMaker Pro 11 or later
  • MySQL 5.5.28 or later



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Bytesmiths reviewed on 25 Feb 2012
Integration with MySQL is poor. It won't work with the standard MySQL that comes with Snow Leopard Server, because it has a local interface at /var/mysql/mysql.sock, but Tcal insists it be at /tmp/mysql.sock.

So I fixed that with a hard link, but then Tcal can't find the user "@localhost," which is not a proper user name. The documentation says to make a user called "Admin" with NO PASSWORD -- THIS IS A NO-NO!

Typically, a MySQL application would have a config file somewhere that has the server, user, password, and database listed, but these are apparently hard-compiled into Tcal -- yuk! (After a lot of digging, I used the "strings" utility to find '/tmp/mysql.sock hard-wired into TcalServer.app/Contents/MacOS/Externals/database_drivers/dbmysql.bundle/Contents/MacOS/dbmysql -- double-yuk!)

I had high hopes that this would be a nice way of integrating calendar info into other MySQL apps, as the developer's website claims. But there seems to be no documentation for doing so.

Finally, US$110 seems very steep for something so inflexible. Perhaps that comes with a lot of hand-holding, but that's a lot of money for me to take a risk that support will be a lot better than the documentation.

Having spent several hours trying to get this to work on my stock MacOS X Snow Leopard Server, I'm still looking for a good MySQL calendar app.
[Version 1.3.8]


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Macambulance commented on 07 Dec 2011
Given that this requires a purchase of FileMaker Pro and setup of a MySQL server, what advantages does this have over a free product like Google Calendars or iCloud, which currently work cross-platform?

On the PC you can view a google calendar via the web interface, or use Google Calendar Sync to sync your outlook calendar with google.

On the Mac there's iCal or the web interface.

How can a FileMaker calendar stand up to this?
[Version 1.3.7]


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Mtcobra commented on 24 May 2009
At the top of the description it says: Tcal/TcalServer calendar is FREE, for a maximum of 2 connected users.

At the bottom of the description it says: Tcal/TcalServer calendar is FREE, for a maximum of 3 connected users.

Which is it? 2 or 3 users FREE?
[Version 1.3.1]

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trevix replied on 28 May 2009
Sorry for the typo.
TcalServer will accept 2 users without the registration, with full features available.
To connect 3 or more users you need to register.

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License:Demo
Date:14 Nov 2012
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
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Tcal is a calendar in a Client-Server system that allows to record your timed Events and to see other resource's calendar, if they are connected to TcalServer. TcalServer is the server component of the Tcal calendar.

The main characteristic of this calendar is that it uses a commercial Database (ex. FilemakerPro, version 6 to 8) in order to record timed events, allocates resources and jobs to them and to record each resource job load. This allows the connection between the company-shared calendars to the company management Database, made by you in order to handle the everyday workload.

Tcalserver is the server component of the Tcal calendar. It connects trough Tcp/Ip to every Tcal calendars and to your databases, handling traffic and administering access levels.

Tcal/TcalServer calendar is FREE, for max 3 connected users. To exceed the 3 users max limit, it is necessary to receive an unlock code, that you can buy from Trevix Productions.


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