Django app to enable exporting of events to iCalendar files. Imitates behavior of django.contrib.syndication and is based upon vobject (http://vobject.skyhouseconsulting.com/).
Heavy inspiration came from Christian Joergensen (http://www.technobabble.dk/2008/mar/06/exposing-calendar-events-using-icalendar-django/) and Derek Willis (http://blog.thescoop.org/archives/2007/07/31/django-ical-and-vobject/).
This project is maintained and contributions will be happily accepted, but no feature developments are planned. It has been used successfully with Django 1.3 - 1.7. At the moment, only Python 2 is supported.
pip install django-cal
Please see Django's syndication feed framework documentation, django_cal imitates its behavior: https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/1.6/ref/contrib/syndication/.
Defining event properties
The following parameters work analagous to how they're implemented in
django.contrib.syndication. That means, the framework checks in the following
obj being the object
items Returns the list of events. Must be set. filename Filename of the file returned in the view. Optional, defaults to 'events.ics'. cal_name Name of the calendar. Optional, defaults to None. cal_desc Description of the calendar. Optional, defaults to None. item_summary The "title" of the item. Optional, defaults to unicode representation of item. item_end Duration or end time of item. item_duration Optional, defaults to None. Must not define both. item_rruleset Optional, defaults to None. Should return dateutil.rruleset instance for recurrent events. item_url Optional, default calls item.get_absolute_url() Should return a URL with the fully-qualified domain and protocol (e.g. 'http://www.example.com/blog/') or an absolute path (e.g. '/events/'). If only a path is present, the 'django.contrib.sites' app will be used to insert the domain of the current site. Note: To find the current site, 'django.contrib.sites' must be in your settings.INSTALLED_APPS (it is there by default) item_uid All correspond to their vEvent equivalents. item_start All optional, all default to None. item_description item_categories item_comment item_location item_last_modified item_created
Duration of events
django-cal imitates vobject behavior regarding start and end of events. In short: Use Date objects for all-day events, DateTime for more granular control. Define either duration or end time, never both.
If you need timezone support, use
pytz.timezone to create an "aware" datetime object for
item_end and set it to UTC. A user reported that Gmail, Outlook,
Apple Mail, etc. are properly displaying it in the user's local timezone upon receipt.
from pytz import timezone # dt is a naive datetime object known to represent US/Eastern time loc_dt = timezone('US/Eastern').localize(dt) utc = timezone('UTC') aware_datetime = loc_dt.astimezone(utc)
self.get_object can be overriden to allow for more complex events, as is possible for