Sun Java System Calendar Server 6 2005Q4 Developer's Guide


The Sun JavaTM System Calendar Server 6 2005Q4 Developer's Guide gives detailed instructions on the use of the following Sun JavaTM System Calendar Server 6 2005Q4 (Calendar Server) application program interfaces (API's) and a protocol that you can use to customize your server installation:

Topics covered in this preface include:

Who Should Use This Book

This guide is for software engineers who want to customize applications in order to implement Calendar Server.

Before You Read This Book

This book assumes that you are a software engineer with a knowledge of C/C++, and that you have a general understanding of the following:

How This Book is Organized

This book documents an API, an SDK, and a protocol inside Calendar Server. For each interface, there is an overview chapter, followed by one or more reference chapters.

A list of the chapters follows:

Related Books

The following Calendar Server documents are available online in PDF and HTML formats:

In addition, the graphical user interface, Communications Express, has online help.

Related Third-Party Web Site References

Third-party URL's are referenced in this document and provide additional, related information.

Note –

Sun is not responsible for the availability of third-party Web sites mentioned in this document. Sun does not endorse, and is not responsible or liable for, any content, advertising, products, or other materials that are available on or through such sites or resources. Sun is not responsible or liable for any actual or alleged damage or loss caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any such content, goods, or services that are available on or through such sites or resources.

Documentation, Software, Support, and Training

Sun Function 




Download PDF and HTML documents, and order printed documents 


Sun Software Gateway 


Obtain technical support, download patches 


Learn about Sun courses 

Typographic Conventions

The following table describes the typographic changes that are used in this book.

Table P–1 Typographic Conventions

Typeface or Symbol 




The names of commands, files, and directories, and onscreen computer output 

Edit your .login file.

Use ls -a to list all files.

machine_name% you have mail.


What you type, contrasted with onscreen computer output 

machine_name% su



Placeholder: replace with a real name or value 

The command to remove a file is rm filename.


Book titles, new terms, and terms to be emphasized 

Read Chapter 6 in the User's Guide.

Perform a patch analysis.

Do not save the file.

[Note that some emphasized items appear bold online.] 

Shell Prompts in Command Examples

The following table shows the default system prompt and superuser prompt for the C shell, Bourne shell, and Korn shell.

Table P–2 Shell Prompts



C shell prompt 


C shell superuser prompt 


Bourne shell and Korn shell prompt 


Bourne shell and Korn shell superuser prompt