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Frequently Asked Questions - CalPro 2.0.x

General Info:

Specific Bugs/Problems:

Contributions to UKRag.net:

Compatibility / Installation:

Further Help:

Future Projects:


General Info:

Where/How can I download Calendar Pro?

Forum members who have contributed a minimum of £17.50 GBP to the UKRag.net project will have access to the latest release of Calendar Pro in the Scripts/Downloads section

Is there a minimum contribution for Calendar Pro?

Yes, the minimum contribution is £17.50 GBP.

When will Calendar Pro 2.0.4 be released?

Calendar Pro, like all other Snailsource code will be completely re-written over the next few months to work as both standalone and through a number of other systems, including PhpBB2, etc...

What features does Calendar Pro 2.0.3 have?

A list of features can be found on the Calendar Pro script page

Can I suggest new features to include?

Feature "requests" are always welcome and should be posted in the appropriate discussion thread: .../viewtopic.php?t=430

What is the difference between a BUG and a feature request?

> BUG's are issues that cause serious errors within the code such as security hole or a function that does something totally unexpected
> Feature requests differ in that you may wish it did something differently but the function does what is documented/expected by the programmer.

Will there still be a free version of Calendar?

There will always be a free version of Calendar as Calendar Lite.

 

Contributions to UKRag.net:

Why do I have to contribute to that project to get Calendar Pro?

The Calendar Pro script is a purely voluntary project that has taken many hundreds of hours of hard work. Such work is only possible if you feel motivated enough to continue and by supporting a project that supports young fundraisers to, in turn, support charities you provide that motivation for continued development

Bottom line, would you work 700+ hours for:
-> 12% compliments & thanks
-> 27% complaints, criticism
-> 61% 'can't be bothered to say anything

No? I didn't think so... I should note, it is getting better and the votes of thanks are a lot more prevelant

Where can I contribute?

Simply click on the "Contributions" link

I am part of a charitable/volunteer organisation, does that make a difference?

Genuine requests from charities or volunteer organisation are welcome but need to be made by email using an account from an official charity email address. Registered charities only please.

Why are SnailSource supporting UKRag.net?

The project was started by myself (Martin) as an ex student fundraiser and is the main reason that Calendar was developed/enhanced in the first place. Any money raised is put aside to improve training, awareness and projects in the student charity fundraising world and aims at increasing the amounts students can raise for charities.

In real terms, the project could help groups to raise an additional 10 - 20% more money in a year. Given that millions of UK£ pounds are raised by these groups we're talking 100's of 1,000's more over the next few years.

 

Compatibility / Installation:

How do I install Calendar Pro 2.0.3

Instructions are provided here: .../calpro/docs/install.php

If I already have a previous Calendar version can it be upgraded?

Yes. Just use the cal_install.php file to do the upgrade (there is no seperate upgrade script anymore)
NB: For Calendar Lite versions older than 1.2.2g please download the latest calendar lite version and upgrade to that before attempting upgrade to CalPro

Is Calendar compatible with myCalendar/Topic Calendar & can I upgrade from it?

NO - There is no integration or compatability at present with myCalendar although if a version remains stable for more than 3 months I will consider a conversion utility for myCalendar -> Calendar

If I modify my Calendar Pro will you provide support for those modifications when you provide an upgrade version?

No - Because mods can change much of the core code, I have to limit support to those modifications that become an integral part of the code.
You are advised to download and install a diff utility that can compare old and new versions of files to help indicate where code has been changed.. This is really only for experienced coders though.

How do I install both Gallery->phpBB2 and Calendar together?

A general guide that should help you work around any clashes in the instructions for each mod is provided in this support doc

Is Calendar Pro compatible with other CMS or forum systems (eg: PostNuke, PHPNuke, etc..)?

Calendar Pro, like all the mods on this site, requires phpbb2 in its native form to work properly. To date it has not been successfully adapted to work with the Nuke module of phpbb2 nor any other CMS systems. Future development does hope to make this possible.

 

Further Help:

Where is Support Documentation for Calendar Pro?

Full documentation is provided here: .../calpro/docs/

Where can I get help and support?

Support is available via the Calendar Pro forum on Snailsource.com, here: .../viewforum.php?f=12

What's the best way to get support?

Post a request for help on the forums (above) and provide as much details as possible including:
- Version of Calendar Pro and phpBB2
- Error message (if any)
- PHP and mySQL (or other Database system) versions being used
- Operating system version, name, information
- Any script 'behaviours' noted, or actions prior to the error.
- Details of any other Modifications installed
- a URL where your installation can be checked
Remember to be patient and don't assume it's the script (you might be wrong)

What's the worst way to get support?

Provide no information, demand assistance and generally act like it's your god given right to get help.
See how far that gets you

How do I report a BUG?

Check that someone else hasn't reported a bug and see if a fix has already been provided
Post a message on the Calendar Pro support forum with the word BUG: preceding the subject and give as much detail as possible
(see 'best way to get support' above)

 

Future Projects:

Will future releases of Calendar Pro be available?

There will be a completely new release of Calendar Pro that has been re-written from the ground up over the next few months.

When will future releases be available?

Details of future releases will be posted in the Calendar Pro forum.

Where can I suggest new features for future versions?

See 'Can I suggest new features to include?' above

How are new features chosen for inclusion?

New features are chosen depending on a number of factors:
- Level of demand (how many people would like it)
- Time required vs' time available
- Difficulty of implimentation
- Whether a feature is compatible for use with the majority of browsers/users