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Sun ONE Calendar Server 6.0 Programmer's Manual

About This Reference

This document of gives detailed instructions on the use of the following Sun™ Open Net Environment (Sun ONE) Calendar Server APIs and protocol that you may use to customize your server installation:

Topics covered in this chapter include:

Who Should Read This Book

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

What You Need to Know

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

How This Book is Organized

This book documents three APIs, an SDK, and a protocol inside Sun ONE Calendar Server, as well as containing an overall architecture discussion of the product. For each interface there is an overview chapter, followed by a reference chapter, where available.

A list of the chapters follows:

Document Conventions

Monospaced Font

Monospaced font is used for any text that appears on the computer screen or text that you should type. It is also used for filenames, distinguished names, functions, and examples.

Italicized Font

Italicized font is used to represent text that you enter using information that is unique to your installation (for example, variables). It is used for server paths and names.

For example, throughout this document you will see path references of the form:


The Calendar Server Base (cal_svr_base) represents the directory path in which you install the server. The default value of the cal_svr_base is /opt/SUNWics5/cal.

Square or Straight Brackets

Square (or straight) brackets [] are used to enclose optional parameters.

Platform-specific Syntax

All paths specified in this manual are in UNIX® format.

Where to Find Related Information

In addition to this guide, these other documents are available:

Where to Find This Book Online

You can find the Calendar Server Programmer’s Manual online in PDF and HTML formats. To find this book and all the Sun ONE Calendar Server documentation, use this URL:

Related Third-Party Web Site References

Third-party URLs are referenced in this document and provide additional, related information.


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