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pcal - Calendar Program (Puppy Slacko 5.4 tgz package)
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PostPosted: Wed 30 Jan 2013, 06:19    Post_subject:  pcal - Calendar Program (Puppy Slacko 5.4 tgz package)
Sub_title: Paper calendar tool (creates PS / PDFs) - pcal package links and compilation steps

Please enjoy pcal (paper calendar tool) package on Puppy Linux (Puppy Slacko 5.4). This is version 4.11.0 compiled directly within puppy and can be directly installed (at least in Puppy Slacko 5.4):


This is a pre-"e" style of having a calendar (printing out a monthly overview, i.e. on paper). It is quite easy to use and produces nice results.

Homepage of pcal: http://pcal.sourceforge.net ("pcal: a calendar-generation program which produces nice-looking PostScript output.")

Compile steps:

1) Download necessary files to a temporary directory:
1a) wget http://slackbuilds.org/slackbuilds/14.0/office/pcal.tar.gz
1aa) wget http://slackbuilds.org/slackbuilds/14.0/office/pcal.tar.gz.asc
1b) http://downloads.sourceforge.net/pcal/pcal-4.11.0.tgz

2) verify file
within the directory execute gpg --verify pcal.tar.gz.asc
(gnupg needs to be installed, --import key from http://slackbuilds.org/GPG-KEY)

3) execute the SlackBuild script from within the directory of (1)

(Please ensure that you have the devx_slacko_5.4.sfs loaded. Additionally it required to install ncompress-, which I did via the puppy package manger PPM)

Here is an example PDF created by pcal:

Personal dates and calendar entries are put into a file ~/.calendar
30 Jan 08:00 Compile pcal
31 Jan 18:00 Post to murga-linux

To produce a calendar output like this, these are the commands I used:
pcal -m -a en -E -P a4 -B -F 1 -n URWBookmanL/6 -o ~/cal.ps 01 2013
ps2pdf cal.ps pcal_example_en.pdf

Please note, that you can change "en" to another language code (e.g. "-a de" or "-a es").
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