[Gpe-list] Progress on gpesyncd -- but problems with libeventdb
Neal H. Walfield
neal at walfield.org
Thu Nov 23 12:59:26 CET 2006
At Thu, 23 Nov 2006 00:53:21 +0000,
Graham Cobb wrote:
> This uses a copy of the
> gpe-calender import/export code -- this should really move into one of the
> libraries (libgpevtype?) so it is being fixed and enhanced in one place.
> The are, however, significant
> bugs (including crashes) in the export code, particularly with recurrences
> and alarms. Once I have got gpesyncd itself working better I will start
> logging bug reports on the export code.
Please do so.
> There are a couple of more serious obstacles in problems with the event DB
> 1) It is not possible to tell if an event with a particular UID exists or not.
> If event_db_find_by_uid is called with any UID an event will be returned even
> if there is no such event in the database. This "phantom" event has no
> useful data.
> This is not a major problem for gpesyncd as the user should use UIDLIST to see
> the list of valid UIDs and only ask for them. But it can cause confusion and
> it seems like event_db_find_by_uid should really return a NULL if the UID
> does not exist (which is what the comments in the code say).
The documentation is correct, this is a bug.
> 2) There is no event DB API to return all the event sources in the database.
Use event_calendar_list_events to get all the events in a calendar.
To get all of the calendars, use event_db_list_event_calendars.
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