OS X Lion has made RapidCal’s life difficult, and iCloud is definitely closing the issue for the worse.
In Lion, iCal can’t share a MobileMe/iCloud calendar while simultaneously publishing it to RapidCal. The only way to publish from a shared calendar would be to use a ‘webcal’ URL without any identifier or password. Although we could theoretically change RapidCal and make it able to use such a unsecured URL, anyone could easily fake it and wreck havoc in your online personal data. This complete lack of security is not acceptable.
Sure, one can still create a calendar as ‘on my Mac’ and publish it as before. But considering the free iCloud, there is no reason anyone will do that and accept that the calendar can't be shared on his/her iPhone, iPad, other computers, to be edited at leisure.
The sad conclusion is that RapidCal is dead.
We encourage users to migrate to other solutions such as iCloud calendars, or Google-based calendars. You may be interested to try DateLoom
, a very cool Google Calendar-based RapidWeaver plugin. (They have been our main competition, but I guess now they will be glad to welcome orphaned RapidCal users.)
For current users, the RapidCal server will be kept in good working order until December 15 2012, so you have plenty of time to think about migration and alternative solutions. We will continue to support users until we finally pull the server’s plug.
We wish to thank our users for their use of RapidCal. Many have created incredibly nice calendars. It has been very cool to visit your sites and see what you did with RapidCal. Our heartful thanks also to the theme authors who have taken a few extra steps to support RapidCal in their themes. And of course, to RealMac Software.
Benoit Widemann — Frank Lefebvre — Philippe Guedj
The RapidCal team