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absence is a calendar tool for keeping track of people (but could be adapted for any other object) on a daily basis. It is meant to replace that ubiquitous whiteboard in the office of the boss. You know the one, where someone has used a permanent magic marker to mark a matrix, and vacations/training/etc. are marked with non-permanent markers as blocks. absence is a CGI system, and has a resolution of one day. It is not intended to be used for keeping appointments or any other activity that requires a finer resolution. It generates an image for each month to be displayed using the GD library, and it can be configured to produce PNG or GIF (or even JPEG).


Recent releases

  •  22 Jan 2014 14:55

    Release Notes: This release adds the ability to manage holiday regions and countries, makes username changes possible, makes the logout mechanism use JavaScript, fixes the "not authenticated" message, adds usernames to the "Logout" button, reloads the content frame after deleting an absence, honors the "skip-non-workdays" attribute, adds copyright and licensing information to relevant files, adds the ability to submit to a GET request to retrieve a page of month-images for a particular group, and fixes a reservation conflict.

    •  15 Jul 2009 15:55

      Release Notes: This release has many changes. Data is stored in a relational database (PostgreSQL). Multiple reservations can be entered per person per day, if configured. Reservation types are managed using the manage Web page, instead of editing a file. There are other bugfixes and improvements.

      •  09 Dec 2003 17:05

        Release Notes: A bug that caused the current month/day to be incorrectly displayed was fixed.

        •  08 Dec 2003 19:04

          Release Notes: The current month/day can be highlighted. There are new options for treatment of holidays and alternating row background color for readability, colors are all centrally configurable, and there are other improvements and bugfixes.

          •  29 Oct 2003 13:11

            Release Notes: A bug which caused an incorrect group to be displayed when group_policy was set to "single" was fixed.


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