The icalendar package is a parser/generator of iCalendar files for use with Python.
Homepage: http://icalendar.readthedocs.org Code: http://github.com/collective/icalendar Mailing list: http://github.com/collective/icalendar/issues Dependencies: setuptools and since version 3.0 we depend on pytz. Tested with: Python 2.4 - 2.7 License: BSD
Since version we unified to icalendar de/serialization API to use only to_ical (for writing an ical string from the internal representation) and from_ical (for parsing an ical string into the internal representation).
to_ical is now used instead of the methods ical, string, as_string and instead of string casting via __str__ and str.
from_ical is now used instead of from_string.
This change is a requirement for future Python 3 compatibility. Please update your code to reflect to the new API.
Timezones are now fully supported in icalendar for serialization and deserialization. We use the pytz library for timezone components of datetime instances. The timezone identifiers must be valid pytz respectively Olson database timezone identifiers. This can be a problem for 'GMT' identifiers, which are not defined in the Olson database.
Instead of the own UTC tzinfo implementation we use pytz UTC tzinfo object now.
Aim of this fork (not fork anymore, read further) was to bring this package up to date with latest icalendar RFC specification as part of plone.app.event project which goal is to bring recurrent evens to Plone.
After some thoughts we (Plone developers involved with plone.app.event) send a suggestion to firstname.lastname@example.org to take over mainaining of icalendar. Nobody object and since version 2.2 we are back to development.