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January 5, 2006

Drupal Event Module

As cool as it is to have an event calendar on one's website I just can't stand the inflexibility of the drupal event module [drupal.org]! I think it would be okay if there were just a few more configurable options, namely header generation and timezone handling.

Header generation is easy, I just want the ability to configure the module to display days as letters instead of the 3-letter day format. Of course this would need to be even more configurable because I would want it to behave differently in block mode than it did in page mode. That's something easy I think I can add myself. The timezone handling is a totally different animal.

There are a couple of options for timezones already that are sufficient for basic usage, but what really annoys me is that the current day is always displayed as GMT. For example, when the day changes in GMT the new day is highlighted on the calendar. What I want it to do is allow me to specify which timezone to use for calculating the current day. I'm no php code monkey, but I think I can get this fixed too.

Did I just say I was going to write patches? Uh-oh.

Posted by Guy at January 5, 2006 5:19 PM