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An extended event content-type for Plone (and Plone4Artists calendar)

Project description


vs.event provides an extended event functionality for Plone


  • recurring events

  • a new calendar widget

  • real support for all-day events

  • extended support for attendees and attachments (UI and iCal level)

  • working iCal/vCal export for all-day events

  • full integration with Plone4Artists calendar (must be installed seperately)

  • support for supplementary-events (one master event and several depending events)

Supplementary events

There are case where some particular event in reality consists of several date. E.g. for conference you need an event for the conference date itself. However you often have additional supplementary events like a deadline for a call-for-papers or a registration deadline. With vs.event you create an event for the conference itself and so-called supplementary events for the call-for-papers and the registration deadline. The supplementary dates are events themselves but linked with the primary event (using the Archetypes references). So with vs.event you will see all supplementary events for the main event or jump directly from a supplementary event to its main event. This feature is optional and can be disabled through the ZMI in portal_calendar -> vs_event_supplementary_events.

Integration with Plone4Artists calendar

vs.event integrates smoothly with p4a.plonecalendar. A new view icalendar_export is registered for p4a.plonecalendar enabled folders. It will export all vs.event related events in iCal. This means you can subscribe with iCal to a calendar taking full advantage of the vs.event` functionality (including support for attachments and attendees on the iCal level).


Add vs.event to the eggs and zcml options of your buildout.cfg. Create a new Plone site using the vs.event profile or install vs.event through the quick installer of Plone.

Known bugs and limitations

  • the localization of the date picker widget support only ‘en’ and ‘de’ so far. The date picker widget will use/present the US date format for languages other than German.


  • more i18n needed


vs.event is published under the GNU Public License 2.

Parts of the code of vs.event (iCal implementation) are based on work in ATContentTypes.


  • Andreas Jung

  • Veit Schiele

  • Anne Walther



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0.2.19 - (2009/11/10)

  • i18n fixes

0.2.18 - (2009/08/31)

  • fixed import bug with dt2DT()

0.2.17 - (2009/08/09)

  • fix for recurrence and sub events within event_util.getICal()

0.2.16 - (2009/07/22)

  • some i18n fixes

  • hidding subscription URL in view mode since this is information is redundant

0.2.15 - (2009/07/08)

  • fixed import issues in browser view code (reported by Daniel Widerin)

0.2.14 - (2009/07/08)

  • ‘until’ field appeared within the wrong schemata

0.2.13 - (2009/07/08)

  • fix in JS profile

0.2.12 - (2009/07/05)

  • removed p4a.common dependency

0.2.11 - (2009/07/05)

  • removed p4a.ploneevent dependency (requires p4a.plonecalendar 2.0b5+)

0.2.10 - (2009/06/24)

  • post_validator() now takes the value of ‘useEndDate’ into account

0.2.9 - (2009/06/21)

  • fixed racing condition in JS code

0.2.8 - (2009/06/21)

  • updated locales

  • using icalendar_export_event view as a replacement for ics_view

  • ical export for an event with supplementary events now exports all related events instead of having to subscribe each individual event

0.2.7 - (2009/06/19)

  • fixed p4a.common dependency

0.2.6 - (2009/06/18)

  • minor fixes and UI tweaks

0.2.5 - (2009/06/18)

  • timezone fix in iCal export: whole day events used a shortened date string based on UTC - but we need a date string based on the local zone.

0.2.4 - (2009/06/17)

  • minor fix in icalendar_export functionality

0.2.3 - (2009/06/17)

  • display list of attachments in ‘view’ mode

  • fixed tests a bit

  • updated documentation

0.2.2 - (2009/06/16)

  • added new field for attachments (UI + iCal)

  • added new field for attendees (UI + iCal)

0.2.1 - (2009/06/13)

  • test suite

  • re-worked date format string handling

  • minor fixes

0.2.0 - (2009/06/12)

  • fixes and cleanup

0.1.3 - (2009/06/12)

  • fixes

0.1.1 - (2009/06/12)

  • various fixes related to the localization of the datepicker widget

0.1.0 - (2009/06/09)

  • Initial release

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