Minkowsky is a client server application. Therefore all data are stored on a central server. The clients request and display this data (and send changes to the server)
The server itself maintains basically one huge calendar, one huge list of tasks and projects and one huge address book. A users calendar is now only an excerpt of all appointments the particular user participates.
However, it is possible to take a look into other users calender (list of tasks and so on). A system of permission controls which appointments (tasks, ...) of one user is visible to another. This permission can be either based on settings inn an appointment ( task ...) or in the users preferences.
Minkowsky manages groups of user (similar to the OS). The members of the groups are determined by the administrator on the server. This groups may give either an faster access to departments within your organisation. And you may assign special permission to groups.
If you start Minkowsky from the command line you have some options:
SYNOPSIS minkowsky [-v] [-bin path] [-lang language-code] [-f file ] [-u name ] [-p phrase] [-c command] [-mrr] [username]
Minkowsky splits into three sections mentioned above:
The GUI of Minkowsky is divided into three regions:
The Toolbar give you the fundamental functions, some common to all three section, some specific to one of them. Lets concentrate on the common on at this point. The other will be explained in the sections documentation.
The Calender or Task List Selection determines which calendar(s) or task list(s) will be displayed. You may select and display more than one calendar or task list at a time. For the address book this selection is without function.
Selection Users or groups
You may view calendars (or task list) of multiple users and/or groups at a time.
To do so you have to select this users and groups in the Calender or Task List Selection
on the right side of the window. However, this selection won't be displayed
unless you press the
There are some helpers to make this selection easier for larger selections the:
For the advanced users
Double clicking on the
If you need certain selections of users and groups all over again you may
store them as a
1. Groups are defined by the administrator. Sets are defined by users
Creating a set is simple. Select all users and groups you want to join the set and
To modify a set select the new selection of user and group and save the set under the old name.
Selection of Rooms
The selection of rooms (more generally speaking locations) are the same as with users and groups apart from two point:
(No particular order)