Linux has almost any implementation you might want of the Unix "cal" program. (I'm aware of at least 4.) "cal" is perhaps best known for the somewhat unusual looking results you get if you type: cal 9 1752
There are variants such as gcal (the FSF version) that provide more sophistication, but essentially these are all just different ways to display a calendar, providing no ability to associate events with the calendars.
Then there's the shell-based "Unix scheduler" programs:
Then there's the X-based tools, notably:
This fairly venerable Motif-based calendaring package has the almost unique property that it has multi-user capabilities where users can share calendar information using an ACL-controlled IP server program.
Grok provides some "address book" capabilities and interfaces with Plan.
These programs have varying degrees of interoperability with
other systems. One that I particularly have reason to care about is
integration with my 3COM Pilot. It's worth noting that there do exist
tools to export Pilot's "Date Book" scheduling information in formats
compatible with remind and Ical. (See
the pilot-link package included in
most Linux distributions
for more details. There is also
There is an (Internet Engineering Task Force) committee responsible for a standard format for managing scheduling information that is known as iCalendar. This was originally developed by an organization called Versit; it has since become an official IETF committee, with information findable at: IETF Calendaring and Scheduling Committee
There are now a number of products that support iCalendar, notably including:
KOrganizer KDE Project day planner that uses vCalendar format.
A whole *pile* of vendors are on board to make use of the format, including (just to mention a very few):
A Unix/M$-DOS-based personal scheduling package. Provides a sophisticated set of methods for specifying events; can print calendars in Postscript format. There's also a Tk'ed GUI version.
A tool for converting iCal calendars into remind format.
Pcal is quite similar in style to REMIND; it is a multi-platform scheduling package that has a pretty sophisticated set of ways of specifying repeated events, and can print very nice calendars in Postscript. It is, perhaps unfortunately, only available in a "command line" version.
Plan is a Motif/X-Windows-based personal scheduler that can share data between users.
Prints "calendars" in many formats (six so far, to wit: timesheet, weekly filofax, monthly, yearly, timetable and event list);
Can include events and appointments;
Can handle multiple event and appointment list files;
Can color-code events and appointments;
Outputs in both HTML and DVI;
Is robustly multilingual (the language of both date texts AND event list entries are chosen by the user when the document is printed).
<email@example.com>) am hoping that someone will come along and put a front-end on this thing someday, or make it an optional back end of an existing system.
Makers of Web Groupware, including handling of calendaring, contact management, email, workflow, document management. Runs atop FrontBase, Sybase, Oracle.
Knows how to export data in a form that pilot-link can read, but unfortunately that doesn't extend to a full scale "sync."
A KDE set of groupware supporting several groupware server systems.
Calypso is a CardDAV/CalDAV server, intended to allow you run your own little (likely SCM-backed using Git or similar) calendar server that can sync against calendar applications on desktop and mobile devices.
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