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BORG Calendar is a combination calendar & task tracking system written in Java 6

BORG is a combination calendar and task tracking system. The calendar supports all sorts of appointments and also a simple todo list. The calendar functionality is similar to that of other PIMs, such as Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla Calendar, Palm Desktop, Yahoo Calendar, etc... The Task Tracker goes way beyond todo's and might better be called a project tracking system.

BORG is basically meant to be a small self-contained Java application that you can run locally (i.e. without a network). Many users run it from a thumb drive.

BORG actually stands for Berger-Organizer. Unfortunately, the name BORG seems to be a popular choice for software products, probably due to the number of Star Trek fans that write code. The fact that BORG calendar also seems to refer to the Microsoft Outlook calendar makes things even more confusing. Oh well....


    * Nice Month-at-a-time view
    * Week and Day Views
    * To-Do list
    * Month-print
    * Repeating Appointments
    * Private Appointments that do not show by default (for recording things like "rectal exam 2pm" that you don't need your friends/coworkers to see over your shoulder).
    * Pop-up reminders
    * Email reminders
    * A Task/Project Tracking System
    * A simple address book
    * MySQL DB, HSQLDB, or remote server
    * XML import/export
    * iCal import/export
    * Palm Hot-Sync Conduits
    * more ...

Hmmm. Why would anyone want to use a home-grown calendar/task tracker when there are so many others out there, freeware and otherwise?

A potential BORG user might agree with the following:

    * I use a calendar/task tracker to remind me to do everything in life that I have to do.
    * I do not want to set up a web server just to see my calendar
    * I do not want to access the internet to see my calendar
    * I work on Linux, Windows and other OS's and would like any of my machines to run my calendar program
    * I don't want to have to worry about my calendar not working if I upgrade linux, windows, glibc, mySQL, apache, <fill in any third-party software that causes things to stop working>, etc...
    * I like open source software. Even if the developer(s) die, I can still build and enhance my calendar program.

BORG needs only Java to run, which now comes pre-installed on most systems.

If you don't have Java, you need to get the JAVA standard environment (J2SE) runtime 1.4.x or 5.0. It is available from
« Last Edit: August 24, 2014, 09:55:17 PM by Software Santa »


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