Release date: 
Saturday, 1 January, 1994



Authors/Port authors:

WPS-based PIM with calendar, todo and address book (Dan Khen/IBM EWS).

The calendar provides a means for a user to keep track of their day-to-day activities. The calendar allows you to view months at a glance and to schedule events for one or more days. The events may be scheduled to occur on a single day, daily, monthly, weekly, or yearly. To remind you of a given event, you can set an event alarm.

The ExCal package also includes a simple address book.

The Calendar is an example which demonstrates some of the key features of Workplace interface and the value of using IBM's Common User Access (CUA) methodology for user interface design and behavior.

This software is distributed as compressed package. You have to download and manually install it; if prerequisites are required, you will have to manually install them too.

Manual installation

Program is distributed as ZIP package: download to temporary directory, unpack to destination folder and run EXCINST.EXE. See below for download link(s).

Following ones are the download links for manual installation:

ExCal v. 3.0m (1/1/1994, Dan Kehn) Readme/What's new
EXCAL, THE WORKPLACE CALENDAR, VERSION 3.0m If you are upgrading from ExCal 2.x, please read the section below titled "UPGRADING TO NEW VERSIONS OF EXCAL". INSTALLING EXCAL ON YOUR SYSTEM FOR THE FIRST TIME: Start the installation program, EXCINST.EXE, then select "Install". INSTALLING EXCAL ON YOUR SYSTEM FOR THE FIRST TIME *WITHOUT PROMPTING*: EXCINST path helpPath Where 'path' is where EXCAL.DLL should be copied, 'helpPath' is where EXCAL.HLP should be copied. If 'path' = /USELIBPATH, EXCAL.DLL is copied to your \OS2\DLL directory and registered without an explicit path (ie, LIBPATH is used to find EXCAL.DLL). A progress dialog is displayed during installation. ALSO INCLUDE IN THIS PACKAGE: EXCAL.CMD is the REXX equivalent of the installation utility EXCINST.EXE. It shows how the REXX API can be used to create and modify ExCal objects. Online help is available from any of the ExCal objects (calendar, event, time, place). UPGRADING TO NEW VERSIONS OF EXCAL: Start the installation program, EXCINST.EXE, specify the directory which contains the prior version of EXCAL.DLL, then select "Reinstall". The DLL will be replaced, but will not take effect until the next reboot. After you have replaced EXCAL.DLL, some unneeded alarm files from the prior version must be deleted. You can: -- Run the Uninstall of EXCINST to delete the unneeded files of prior versions and then re-run the Install of EXCINST to finish. -- Or, replace the EXCAL.DLL as outlined above and follow the steps below to remove the unneeded files. 1. Open an OS/2 Command window. 2. Change to your desktop directory, e.g.: CD C:\DESKTOP 3. Unhide the EXCAL*.ALM file(s): ATTRIB EXCAL*.ALM -h 4. Delete the EXCAL*.ALM file(s): DEL EXCAL*.ALM 5. Go to the Desktop and select "Refresh now". 6. Go to the Calendar Glance view and select "Refresh now" from the View menubar pulldown. You may want to shutdown and reboot after completing these steps to be certain the updates made by the Calendar during "Refresh now" are saved to disk. NOTE 1: If you are upgrading from ExCal 2.x and do not run the Uninstall of EXCINST or don't follow the cleanup steps above, you're alarms will not work. The hidden EXCAL*.ALM files(s) of the prior versions must be deleted for ExCal 3.0 alarms to work properly. If you choose to run Uninstall, please verify the EXCAL*.ALM files were deleted by EXCINST before continuing. NOTE 2: If you are upgrading from a version before 2.1d, you should run EXCINST to create new objects (address book, templates). You can run EXCINST's Reinstall choice multiple times without any loss of data. OS/2 WARP 3.0 USERS: The Details view of the Calendar shows the columns below: Icon Title Object Class Summary Time and Place Priority The "Time and Place" column is a short version of the "Summary" column. You can hide the former using the third "View" page of the Calendar's Settings (this is done for you on 2.x versions of OS/2 by EXCINST.EXE). Note: The "Object Class" column cannot be removed; this may be a Warp bug.
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