I’ve been meaning to write something about the very auspicious release of Chandler 0.5, but was waiting to get a bit more experience with it before saying anything.
Chandler 0.5 is meant to be show working core functionality of calendar and email, the ability to integrate those things in a single repository, and the ability to share repository items over WebDAV. It is not meant to have any sort of good-looking UI, nor to be bulletproof – as Mitch says in his blog:
PLEASE NOTE IT’S NOT READY FOR REGULAR USE YET. NOT READY YET. NOT. (Am I afraid of this point being missed?)
So far I’ve managed to read email on an IMAP server, send email (both using encrypted authentication), and imported ICAL format calendar data exported from Oracle Calendar, after munging it the same way I have to for import into Apple’s iCal product.
I have not yet shared my repository items succesfully, but that seems to be a problem with the WebDAV server I have an account on.
All in all, this is great progress, and I congratulate Mitch, Lisa, Pieter, Chao, Brian, Katie, and the rest of the OSAF crew!