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  • Updated 12/02/2014
  • Created 11/22/2005
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  • Newest File: 5.7b4
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About Group Calendar 5

Limited updates until the expansion

I've activated a Starter Edition subscription so that I can test changes being posted in the comments before I upload them. I won't be updating frequently or doing earnest development until after the expansion when I activate my normal account, but please use the comments to share fixes you find until then and I'll work on getting them integrated and posted. Thanks!

Reporting Bugs

Feel free to report bugs in the comments section at the bottom of this page, but please remove the addon list from your logs. Those lists tend to be very large which makes it much harder for me to read and reply to other posts. I will ask for the addon list if I think it might be important or, better yet, create a CurseForge ticket and include the whole log in there instead. Thanks!

About Group Calendar 5

IMPORTANT: You must not enable Group Calendar 4 and Group Calendar 5 at the same time, neither one will be happy about it. You can switch back and forth and will not lose data in either one by doing so, you just can't enable both at once.

I have not written a manual for Group Calendar 5 yet, but the GC4 manual is available at http://wobbleworks.com/groupcalendar/manual/ and covers many of the principles used in GC5's design.

Group Calendar 5 features

  • Compatible with the built-in calendar and web-based armory calendars
  • View and edit events using local or server dates and times
  • Track tradeskill cooldowns
  • Create partnerships for coordinating events across multiple guilds
  • Export your calendar to the iCalendar format for use in external applications or web calendars
  • Reminders for upcoming events and tradeskill cooldowns
  • View events and get reminders while on your alts
  • Easy invite management to track group composition
  • Quickly invite players to the raid from the attendance list
  • Set level limits and duration for events
  • Analog clock with date on the minimap button for attractive timekeeping

Group Calendar 5 is completely re-built around the WoW calendar database. This allows it to work with the built-in calendar, including the armory web-based calendar. Also, because it works with the built-in calendar, your guild members are not required to use this addon since they can use the built-in calendar instead. They will still see your events and be able to sign up for them even if they choose to use the built-in calendar.

There is no documentation yet as I'm still working on development. The operation is similar to GC4, except that events only show up for players you invite. There is a new Invite tab in the event editor for selecting who should see the event and the selection will be remembered so that next time you create the same event you won't have to re-select it.

The multi-guild partnerships feature is different too because of the invite system the WoW calendar uses. To support multi-guild partnerships use the Partners tab in the main window to set up a roster-sharing partnership with a player in the other guild(s). Follow the instructions on that tab to set up the partnership. Once it's set up, the partner guilds will appear in your Invite tab in the event editor, where you can then mass-invite players from those guilds.

Since Blizzard doesn't have any support for mass-inviting players from other guilds, GC5 will invite them one at a time at the maximum speed Blizzard allows. This can take a while for large partnerships and I recommend that you use copy-and-paste to create additional events once you have an event set up the way you want it. Note that you can not copy an event while you're creating it, you must create it first and then you can copy it and paste the copy to a new date.

Version 5.7b4 changs

  • FIXED: Disabled alt mail features since they're no longer compatible
  • FIXED: Changed character limit for level range fields to 3 to allow for level 100

Version 5.7b3 changes

  • FIXED: Extended tooltips don't generate errors
  • FIXED: Settings checkboxes work correctly

Version 5.7b2 changes

  • FIXED: Added temporary fix from Dridzt to fix invite checkboxes
  • FIXED: Dungeon lists include new expansion
  • FIXED: Buttons are colored correctly
  • FIXED: Pirate's Day and Fireworks display correctly

Version 5.7b1 changes

  • FEATURE: Fixed (some) issues with patch 6

Version 5.6 changes

  • FEATURE: Removed Arena teams from Invite tab for compatibility with patch 5.4
  • FEATURE: Bumped toc for patch 5.4

Version 5.5.11 changes

  • FEATURE: Bumped toc for WoW patch 5.3

Version 5.5.10 changes

  • FIXED: Calendar day frames highlight correctly for new events (third time's a charm!)

Version 5.5.9 changes

  • FEATURE: Bumped toc for WoW patch 5.2
  • FIXED: Calendar day frames highlight correctly for new events (again)

Version 5.5.8 changes

  • FIXED: Calendar day frames highlight correctly for new events

Version 5.5.7 changes

  • FIXED: Replaced usage of UIFrameFlash APIs with animation APIs to eliminate taint issues

Version 5.5.6 changes

  • FEATURE: Bumped toc for patch 5.1

Version 5.5.5 changes

  • FIXED: MoP heroics show up correctly

Version 5.5.4 changes

  • FIXED: Fixed UTF8 compatibility bugs (caused problems with extended characters in player/alt names)
  • FIXED: Fixed cause of glyph/talent taint
  • FIXED: Added MoP dungeons/raids

Version 5.5.3 changes

  • FIXED: Responding to events (signup, maybe, etc.) works correctly
  • FIXED: Removing events works correctly
  • FIXED: Repaired more instances of _ taint

Version 5.5.2 changes

  • FIXED: Mass invite should work correctly
  • FIXED: Saving events works

Version 5.5.1 changes

  • FIXED: Tradeskills should no longer cause errors
  • FIXED: Editing/deleting events should no longer cause errors

Version 5.5 changes

  • FEATURE: Updated for WoW 5
  • FEATURE: Reduced memory usage
  • FIXED: Fixed various menu taint issues (others still remain)
  • FIXED: Removed hooks into WoW Calendar API (should solve incompatibilities with other addons)

Version 5.4.4 Changes

  • FEATURE: Bumped .toc for 4.3 (no issues found)

Version 5.4.3 Changes

  • BUGFIX: Fixed crash in attendance panel

Version 5.4.2 Changes

  • FEATURE: Bumped .toc for 4.2
  • BUGFIX: Fixed menu system for changes in WoW 4.2

Version 5.4.1 Changes

  • FEATURE: Added support for Fire Prism cooldown
  • FEATURE: Bumped .toc for patch 4.1

Version 5.4 Changes

  • FEATURE: Added support for Cataclysm dungeons
  • FEATURE: Added Light Parchment theme
  • BUGFIX: Month view background no longer shifts each time a day is selected

Version 5.3.1 Changes

  • FEATURE: Added option for turning off the analog clock on the minimap
  • BUGFIX: Fixed error messages when server is slow to provide attendance data

Version 5.3 Changes

  • FEATURE: Added setting for starting day-of-week
  • BUGFIX: Fixed spurious error when updating event attendance

Version 5.2.5 Changes

  • FEATURE: Updated for WoW 4.0
  • BUGFIX: Fixed errors when opening/closing
  • BUGFIX: Fixed errors when viewing days with a large number of events scheduled

Version 5.2.4 Changes

  • FEATURE: Outbound whispers generated by GC5 are no longer shown during raid invites

Version 5.2.3 Changes

  • FEATURE: Minimap Clock tooltip shows local date and time when local time is enabled in the calendar
  • BUGFIX: Fixed error when class info isn't available for a player in an event's Group tab
  • BUGFIX: Fixed bug which caused a bright ring to appear around the minimap clock
  • BUGFIX: Fixed bug which caused date and time menus to flake out on first use

Version 5.2.2 Changes

  • BUGFIX: Fixed loading error on non-English clients

Version 5.2.1 Changes

  • FEATURE: Removed LibBabble-Class in favor of built-in localizations provided by patch 3.2
  • BUGFIX: Fixed crash in Spanish localization

Version 5.2 Changes

  • FEATURE: Event invitation memory can be disabled
  • BUGFIX: Improved error handling when processing event invites
  • BUGFIX: Fixed auto-complete on Invite tab
  • BUGFIX: Changes made to an event are not reverted when using the Invite tab

Version 5.1.5 Changes

  • BUGFIX: Fixed error when first event created after login is in February

Version 5.1.4 Changes

  • FEATURE: Updated German localization (thanks to ReiTung)
  • BUGFIX: Fixed bug causing lockup when attempting to disable reminders

Version 5.1.3 Changes

  • BUGFIX: Auto-complete for event titles uses the full name (with difficulty qualifiers)
  • BUGFIX: Tentative event responses are handled correctly for Guild Events
  • BUGFIX: Disabled ability for event creator to change their status through the context menu (not support by WoW APIs)

Version 5.1.2 Changes

  • COMPATIBILITY: Dungeon list shows 10/25/40-man labels correctly (patch 3.3 compatibility)
  • COMPATIBILITY: Status can be set from Group tab again (patch 3.3 compatibility)
  • BUGFIX: Maybe checkbox is hidden for guild members on guild events (sucks, but that's how Blizzard made it work)
  • BUGFIX: "Created by" status no longer shows nil

Version 5.1.1 Changes

  • BUGFIX: Fixed patch 3.3 compatibility bug
  • BUGFIX: Fixed highlighting bug in date selection

Version 5.1 Changes

  • FEATURE: Added support for new Tentative status in patch 3.3
  • FEATURE: Context (right-click) menus available for days and events
  • FEATURE: Fixed compatibility with minimap changes in patch 3.3
  • BUGFIX: Fixed /cal reminder command
  • BUGFIX: Fixed error when creating events and server is slow processing invites

Version 5.0.1 Changes

  • BUGFIX: Fixed German localization (file had somehow regressed to an earlier build)

Version 5.0b12r2 Changes

  • BUGFIX: Corrected typo in German localization file

Version 5.0b12 Changes

  • BUGFIX: Being unguilded no longer causes errors in the Invite tab
  • BUGFIX: Closing event window without saving should no longer give occassional errors
  • BUGFIX: Made /cal command help localizable
  • FEATURE: Updated German localization of /cal help (thanks to ReiTung)

Version 5.0b11 Changes

  • FEATURE: Implemented "/cal reset" command
  • FEATURE: Removed Settings tab since I haven't come up with any settings (yet)
  • FEATURE: Disabled class limit code and tags since that feature isn't implemented yet
  • BUGFIX: Fixed level range and duration so they save properly when set to nil
  • BUGFIX: Added check for missing time in event viewer (fixes crash caused by corrupted events from earlier beta)
  • BUGFIX: Event templates with missing titles no longer crash

Version 5.0b10 Changes

  • FEATURE: Updated German localization (thanks to ReiTung)
  • BUGFIX: All-day events (birthday and vacation) no longer give errors about missing times
  • BUGFIX: Saved event templates no longer have missing Title fields (fixed errors regarding nil titles)

Version 5.0b9 Changes

IMPORTANT: This build adds some new textures for the new event types so you can't just upgrade while WoW is running. Exit WoW completely first or you'll get green squares for some of the new event types.

  • FEATURE: Birthday, Doctor, Dentist, Vacation and Roleplay events added
  • BUGFIX: Calendar highlights the correct date when using local date/time
  • BUGFIX: Today button jumps to the correct date when using local date/time
  • BUGFIX: Assigning moderator to member who hasn't signed up for guild event no longer generates an error
  • BUGFIX: Invite tab no longer shows Moderator button for ineligible players (ie, players not signed up for guild events)
  • BUGFIX: "Signed up" status displays correctly in event viewer (patch 3.2 update)
  • BUGFIX: Date highlight is removed when sidebar window is closed
  • BUGFIX: Events in the past no longer cause the "unseen" reminder to flash when GC5 is first run or reset
  • BUGFIX: Cooldown icons no longer include the icon frame
  • BUGFIX: Clicking a date in the month view toggles the sidebar
  • MAINTENANCE: Replaced old calendar constants with Blizzard-provided globals

Version 5.0b8 Changes

  • FEATURE: Invite tab now lists your own guild on Guild Events so you can see that they're already invited
  • BUGFIX: Event viewer shows the correct date when using local time
  • BUGFIX: Updated event title processing for changes in patch 3.2
  • BUGFIX: Invite tab correctly gives errors when inviting your own guild members to Guild Events instead of just hanging

Version 5.0b7 Changes

  • BUGFIX: Invites on Guild Events should go out reliably
  • BUGFIX: Expand/collapse buttons on Group categories are enabled correctly (thanks Stephan for help with this)
  • BUGFIX: Removed usage of obsolete WoW auto-complete code in the Partnership and Invite tabs
  • BUGFIX: Unguilded characters no longer get an error when invited to a guild
  • BUGFIX: Event settings are no longer lost while switching modes (guild event, private event, etc.)
  • BUGFIX: Fixed bug causing "assertion failed" messages when changing event modes

Version 5.0b6 Changes

  • BUGFIX: Character name changes work correctly
  • BUGFIX: New events created on the current date no longer come up disabled
  • BUGFIX: Fixed crashes which sometimes occur while using/viewing the Group tab
  • FEATURE: Bumped .toc to patch 3.2

Version 5.0b5 Changes

  • BUGFIX: Cooldown events are private once again
  • BUGFIX: Cooldown events no longer show a duration
  • BUGFIX: Guild Events show correct status when player isn't signed up
  • BUGFIX: "No" checkbox works correctly on Guild Events
  • BUGFIX: Status options in Group tab are correct for Guild Events

Version 5.0b4 Changes

  • FEATURE: Days with more events than can be shown in the month view show a "more..." message
  • FEATURE: Reminders include the name of your alt if the reminder isn't for the character you're on
  • FEATURE: Default event mode is Guild Event if player has permissions to create guild events
  • FEATURE: Added Moderator Crown UI to Group tab list (while event is not running)
  • FEATURE: Added Moderator item to Group tab player menu
  • BUGFIX: Offline guild members are colored gray in the group tab while the event is running
  • BUGFIX: Player's own guild is no longer listed in the Invite tab for guild-wide events
  • BUGFIX: Editing text fields activates the Apply button without having to tab or click out first
  • BUGFIX: Partnership changes are reflected immediately in the Invite tab
  • BUGFIX: Players can decline their own Guild Events (sets status to "Out", which is the only negative status creators can use)
  • BUGFIX: Edit tab disables its fields when the event is expired
  • BUGFIX: Status displays correctly in the View tab for cached events

Version 5.0b3 Changes

  • FEATURE: Added warning to the Delete confirmation that the event will be removed from all calendars
  • FEATURE: Expired events include a note on the View tab stating they can't be modified
  • BUGFIX: Corrected bug which sometimes caused GC5 to open when Blizzard calendar was desired
  • BUGFIX: Defaults loaded by event type will prevent event title from loading defaults, and vice versa
  • BUGFIX: Yes/No attendance buttons are positioned correctly on long descriptions
  • BUGFIX: Description field has scrollbar
  • BUGFIX: View by/Sort by menu is localizable
  • BUGFIX: Labels in the About tab are localizable

Version 5.0b2 Changes

  • BUGFIX: New event notification no longer throws an error regarding "ShowIcon"
  • BUGFIX: Error is no longer thrown when server takes too long returning class/level info when inviting
  • BUGFIX: Inviting players to a raid after viewing the Group tab no longer throws an error
  • BUGFIX: Added status message while waiting for server to respond to mass invite request
  • BUGFIX: Weekday labels should be correct for calendars which don't start on Sunday

Version 5.0b1 Changes

  • FEATURE: Notification of new events
  • FEATURE: Improved instructions in Parnters tab
  • BUGFIX: Sync'ing with AFK or DND players no longer generates chat spam

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  • #3497
    First, many thanks for a very good must-have addon.

    Our guild also tried the in-game calendar, but it was re-replaced with GC fairly fast. There were simply not enough options for acceptance for raids.

    But it got me thinking, as Blizzard maybe and maybe not will improve their calendar with GC functionality. We might as well plan as if they won't.

    My suggestion: Convert GC to a top layer on the in-game calendar.
    Use in-game as storage and synchronisation master.
    The events can be used to save the raids, announcements can be used to save notes and such. (all guild ranks must have "create guild events" access)
    On load GC makes a local sync from in-game - this could also transfer world events from in-game to GC, but that should probably be an option.

    The consequence would be that the in-game calendar would be full of announcements and useless in it self, as no one would be able to read it due to the potential massive information.

    Is it possible and am I the only one who thinks this could be a good idea?
  • #3501
    I've already posted several times here and on wobbleworks.com on the subject. I do want to use the Blizzard calendar database, but Blizzard has under-engineered it such that I can't implement support for roles. Class-based raiding is old school and Blizzard really should've supported the idea of role-based raiding in their design. Perhaps they'll eventually see the light.
  • #3504
    And you can't use announcements to hold the information needed?
    My thought was using the event to hold the raid and announcements made by the participants to hold information about their attendance, role and reply note - and a raid ID, so GC can read all the right notes and merge them into the GC interface. Like the information in the current version.
  • #3505
    I've considered that but there are two problems with it:

    1) People not using the addon would see the announcement with its strange data and probably complain. If I make it work with Blizzard's calendar I don't want the addon to be required in order to view and respond to events.

    2) The description field is only 255 characters long which isn't enough room to store that metadata for an entire raid. If names are an average of 7 letters long (I suspect they're actually longer), and I need three characters to store the metadata (a delimiter for the name, a character for the role, and another delimiter for the field), that's 10 characters per player which means only 25 players would barely. This could be solved by combining multiple guild announcements to add more storage, but then the calendar gets even messier for people not running GC.
  • #3508
    1) I know this would be a key parameter for some, my only argument is that raiding guilds more often than not, require all players to install the same (newest) version of GC, if they are using it at all.
    For casual guilds, it would indeed be a problem.
    I understand your argument - lets hope Blizzard add some more functionality to their calendar.

    2) As you wrote, workarounds would require 1) to be acceptable.

    Thanks for the replies, I'll check in on your awsome project after the next patch - Maybe Blizzard is reading this also :-)
  • #3507
    I would still recommend that the officers/raid leaders can have this mod which could locally store and sort roles, and share that information in the same way GC does currently. So it allows those people to sort based upon role or need, while everyone else has NO data on this. All they really need to know is what their status is.

    GC can evolve to a mod where it allows raiders to set their own role, or officers to set roles for players. That way you still have the organizational benefits of GC while still retaining the calendaring of Blizzard.
  • #3496
    Almost two wow patches ago, some of the icons for Group Calendar stopped working correctly with the addon "detached mini buttons" - it correctly allows you to move the 'clock face' icon, however all icons that indicate upcoming events (which usually replace the clock face) show up smack in the middle of the screen. Also, the 'glowing outline' around the clock that indicates an updated event also appears in the center of the screen. Also, I use the addon 'move anything' to identify the name of any/all frames on the screen, and these two graphical icons in GC do not appear to be attached to any named frames, so I cannot manually add them to either Detachedminibuttons OR Move Anything.

    any chance this could be looked at? I love this addon, but the icons in the middle of my screen for up to 30 minutes at a time are disruptive.
  • #3495
    Great addon, keep up the good work. After using the ingame calendar, our guild went back to Group Calendar because the features are SO MUCH BETTER. You rock!
  • #3502
    Thank you. I really hope Blizzard improves their calendar though and doesn't let it just wallow like they did with their voice chat feature. Having a centralized database is so much better than the shared peer-to-peer databases that Group Calendar and GEM have had to deal with. My hope is they'll add the support necessary for roles (either explicitly adding role support or by adding an attendance comment field where I could tuck away a role code), then I could re-implement Group Calendar using the Blizzard database which would be so nice :)
  • #3492
    Can u please change the "/command" (/calendar) to something differnt, Bliz uses the (/calendar) command to open the in game cal. Also using /cal clock off, removes the clock from the mini map, but when you click on the in game cal icon, it still opens Group Cal instead of In Game Cal (Plz update this)
  • #3493
    I already plan to remove the /calendar command (the /cal command will still work for GC). Scroll down a short ways and you'll find a message I posted about how to remove this command manually for now.
  • #3491
    Anyway to use both GC and Bliz Calendar at the same time?
  • #3494
    See the post by mkai a few below yours and my response to that post.
  • #3490
    I'm small problems with icons button grpcal vs calbliz on minimap, plz change place to grpcal button on minimap.

    Sorry for my english :/
  • #3483
    Doesn't seem to be synchronizing, we're now up to 16+ minutes, it is refreshing when it gets to 0 each time.
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