Web calendar has not been updated since March, 2008, and suggestions for really basic stuff like YY/MM/DD date format and starting the week on Mondays instead of Sundays...
The date format is really 'basic stuff' in the real world, but that does not necessarily mean that it could easily be implemented as a modification
of an existing
piece of software. Maybe it could, maybe it couldn't -- it's up to those who write the code to make that determination. Sometimes a seemingly minor change can necessitate a major mod or even a rewrite from the ground up. CC has to evaluate these requests and decide whether the level of complexity vs. benefit warrants allocating resources to satisfy them.
Proposed rule for software users: "Don't assume that a given task is easy to accomplish because it seems simple to you."
Chuck B wrote:
I often have this very thought in mind when reading enhancement requests for other CC programs, such as Web Calendar or Form Builder. Some of the requests go way beyond the basic concept and functionality of the software.
I had a look through the other suggestions for Web Calendar, and they seemed mostly sensible
To my mind there is no need to mock these suggestions, because they are suggestions not demands, and the CoffeeCup people will implement them at their leisure.
Mocking? I try to be respectful of others' feelings and ideas. I've highlighted words that you and I have used. My comment is that some requests go beyond the concept and functionality of the software.
You counter with "they seemed mostly sensible to me", which implies that some are not sensible
. Would you rather be told that your idea is outside the scope of the program or that your idea isn't sensible?
And the key word in my comment is "some". It's not difficult to find a couple of examples that make my case that some requests are outside the basic functionality of the Web Calendar
A couple of users would like to be able to display the calendar contents without hovering over a date or clicking on anything. The program wasn't designed to create an open-faced calendar with all the scheduled events displayed all the time. There are other ways to add a calendar of this type to a web page and Web Calendar would seem to have been created to serve as compact alternative to them!CoffeeCup
Another user wants several different users to be able to add and modify events online, using a form. This changes it from a program that creates a calendar and uploads it to display on a web page, to one that must have some means of authorizing additional users to access a form that apparently must reside elsewhere on the website, or in another app loaded on their machines.
programmers are undoubtedly capable of realizing just about anything that can be imagined. But changes also need to be cost-effective and fit within resource and budgetary constraints, especially given CC's generosity in providing free updates to purchasers of their software. Some of these ideas would surely require major rework, if not a total rewrite. That's costly and time-consuming.
And in the non English speaking part of Europe we can just wait and see, when a piece of software that we paid for can actually be used.
Lacking features that you need for localization is not synonymous with being 'buggy'. You're not using it because you don't like its output.
CC offers free trials of most, if not all, of their offerings. The lack of date formatting that suits your purpose would be very easy to discern during the evaluation period.