Calendar User Guide
Phabricator User Documentation (Application User Guides)

Guide to the Calendar application.

Overview

IMPORTANT: Calendar is a prototype application. See User Guide: Prototype Applications.

Calendar allows you to schedule parties and invite other users to party with you. Everyone loves to party. Use Calendar primarily for partying.

Reminders

Calendar sends reminder email before events occur. You will receive a reminder if:

  • you have marked yourself as attending the event;
  • the event has not been cancelled; and
  • the event was not imported from an external source.

Reminders are sent 15 minutes before events begin.

Availability

Across all applications, Phabricator shows a red dot next to usernames if the user is currently attending an event. This provides a hint that they may be in a meeting (or on vacation) and could take a while to get back to you about a revision or task.

You can click through to a user's profile to see more details about their availability.

Status Icons

On the month and day views, Calendar shows an icon next to each event to indicate status. The icons are:

  • Invited, Individual: You're personally invited to the event.
  • Invited, Group: A project you are a member of is invited to the event.
  • Attending: You're attending the event.
  • Declined: You've declined the event.
  • Cancelled: The event has been cancelled.

If you don't have any special relationship to the event and the event does not have any special status, an event-specific icon is shown instead.

Importing Events

You can import events from email and from other calendar applications (like Google Calendar and Calendar.app) into Calendar. For a detailed guide, see Calendar User Guide: Importing Events.

Exporting Events

You can export events from Calendar to other applications by downloading events as .ics files or configuring a calendar subscription.

Calendar also attaches .ics files containing event information when it sends email. Most calendar applications can import these files.

For a detailed guide to exporting events, see Calendar User Guide: Exporting Events.

Recurring Events

To create a recurring event (like a weekly meeting), first create an event normally, then select Make Recurring from the action menu and configure how often the event should repeat.

Monthly Events on the 29th, 30th or 31st: If you configure an event to repeat monthly and schedule the first instance on the 29th, 30th, or 31st of the month, it can not occur on the same day every month because some months do not have enough days.

Instead, these events are internally scheduled to occur relative to the end of the month. For example, if you schedule a monthly event on the 30th of a 31 day month, it will occur on the second-to-last day of each following month.

Complex RRULEs: Calendar supports complex RRULEs internally (like events that occur every-other Thursday in prime-numbered months) but does not currently have a UI for scheduling events with complex rules.

Future versions of Calendar may improve support for complex scheduling by using the UI. In some cases, a partial workaround is to schedule the event in another application (which has more complex scheduling controls available) and then import it into Calendar.

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