A beta demo version of TimeCzar 1.1 is now available for downloading at <http://www.timeczar.com>. This new version keeps all the power of version 1.0 for creating customizable and searchable Web calendars under Resin or Tomcat. But with version 1.1, it's much easier to set up a basic calendar. The new installer app lets you select the information you want to display (dates, summary, guests, location, etc.) and creates a ready-to-install .WAR file. The new link selector page lets you build search URL's from a Web form. Calendars can be edited online using the applet-based editor. Changes are reflected immediately in the Web calendar. Version 1.1 handles authentication within the webapp, eliminating the need to set up security constraints (though you can still enable them for extra safety). Registered purchasers of TimeCzar 1.0 will be able to upgrade to 1.1 at no charge when it is released. Showcase calendars, including a list of upcoming science fiction conventions, are available for viewing on line. TimeCzar requires Resin or Tomcat and Java 1.3 or higher.
Version 1.1B2 is now available! This updated beta demo provides performance improvements, and also an exciting new feature letting you publish your calendar data for other Web applications. Starting with TimeCzar 1.1B2, you can make all of your calendar data available as an iCalendar (RFC 2445) URL. This means that not only can users view your calendar on your website, but other websites can make use of your site as a source of machine-processable data. This increases the value and availability of your information. A network of related TimeCzar sites can become an information repository that other sites can search.