As I said in an earlier post the new version of iCalMaker (iCalMaker2) will be able to import date and time data, from tab or comma-delimited files, using custom date and time formats. This will also be applicable to exported data…
The date/time format for importing and exporting data in iCalMaker2 can be set in the Preferences
Basically, once the “Use Own Time/Date settings” is clicked the different settings become available. For example, the date can be “Day Month Year”, “Month Day Year” etc. The month can be a number (1 – 12), or an abbreviated month (Jun for example), or the full month (June). A year can 2008, or 08. The time format is equally flexible, i.e. hour minutes and seconds, or just hours and minutes. 24 hour time, or 12 hour…
In both cases, time and date, the separator can be set to one of the available presets (e.g. :, /, – etc.), or one of the users decides (other).
Finally, the order of date and time can be set. Time and date, or date and time.
Now, the question is: should an advanced setting be added where the user can set up their unique time/date format? Should it be made possible to save previously used formats?
Anyway, back to dealing with the mapping of recurring events to the data-model and the program interface… what fun.