Supported Platforms and Requirements
Calcium is written in Perl, so it will run without
modification nearly anywhere - including on remotely hosted
web sites. This includes just about any kind of server
running unix, Linux, Microsoft Windows, Apple OS X,
systems as well. The only system software you'll need to
get Calcium handling your calendrical needs:
Most operating systems come pre-installed with these
products. (See Note below for Microsoft platforms.)
version 5.004 or better.
- any HTTP (web) server that can handle CGI scripts;
Apache is an
excellent choice, and like Perl, it's free.
- Microsoft Windows: Perl is available for free
ActiveState. You'll also need web server software,
from Microsoft, or
Apache, which is freely available from
the Apache Software Foundation.
- Apple Macintosh: all versions of OS X come with
Perl and Apache, you don't need anything else.
- Apache: Calcium runs fine (and fast) under
mod_perl/Apache::Registry. Here is more information.
Setting Calcium up on your system is very easy, since it runs as a plain
CGI script under control of your web server. This means it works on
remotely hosted web sites too - no changes to the web server configuration
or special access is required, simple FTP is all that's needed.
Installation is simple - just unpackage the distribution in your web
server's cgi-bin directory. Or, download the single, small installation
script, put in your cgi-bin directory, and browse to it; it will do the
rest! This makes it quite easy to install on most web sites, even remotely
Or, if you have direct access to the server, you can use a
platform specific installation package; available for Microsoft
Windows, Apple OS X, and linux RPM.
Finally, once it's installed you don't have to access the web
server's file system again. You can do everything with a web browser,
including administrative tasks such as changing the look of
calendars, managing users, and creating new calendars.