DAViCal 0.9.9.4 is now available, along with AWL 0.46.
This is a recommended upgrade with a focus on stability and reliability.
Release notes are on the wiki at http://wiki.davical.org/w/Release_Notes/0.9.9.4.
Most of the changes are subtle: fixes to small bugs or adjustments to correctness in respect to standards. In particular there were some errors in handling of various requests for addressbook data, and the support for WebDAV synchronisation is updated to draft -04 of the specification.
One notable addition is the new '/feed.php/username/calendar/' URL which will provide an Atom feed of the events added to a calendar. This is pretty experimental at present, but any problems with it won't affect the rest of DAViCal so I felt it safe to include in a stable release series.
I've also created a DAViCal Announce mailing list which in the future will be the primary place that notifications like this are sent to, so those of you who are subscribed here but really only want to see announcements should subscribe to that list.
In a few weeks time (well, when I remember, I guess :-) I want to move the DAViCal General mailing list to a lists.davical.org mailing list. As of today I've moved the DAViCal developers mailing list there already (pretty easy since it did not involve moving servers) but the old address for that one will continue to work indefinitely.
Also, as of yesterday, the sourceforge.net project name for DAViCal finally got changed, so DAViCal is now at http://sourceforge.net/projects/davical - yay!
At the end of January I will be presenting about Calendaring and Free Software at Linux.Conf.AU 2011 in Brisbane - I hope you've all got your tickets already, because there isn't much time left now :-)
Finally, six months after releasing 0.9.9, and about three months after when I would have preferred to have released it, I've released version 0.9.9.2 of DAViCal. In fact most of the changes were included in 0.9.9.1 which was more quietly released last week to a select audience of keen testers. They found a few bugs, and these are resolved and so 0.9.9.2 is the release I hope people will be able to find useful for some time into the future.
In a couple of weeks, once it's been in Debian Sid for a respectable time, I hope to ask for a freeze exception so that we can include this version into Debian Squeeze when it is released. Given that I missed the cut by a hair or two for Lenny so there is no DAViCal currently in a Debian release I think I can be hopeful on this count. Certainly this fixes a few issues with 0.9.9 which will cause annoyance if they haunt me for the next few years :-)
As well as the rafts of bug fixes and such, the exciting new feature added in 0.9.9.2 is the first support for CardDAV. At this point you need to create the addressbook collection yourself, and there is no import facility, but at least you might be able to use DAViCal to store your contacts.
I've been working on implementing CardDAV support into DAViCal at the moment, and the first problem I encountered when I went to try and use it from iCal, was that the configuration on iCal didn't seem to want to let me enter a URL to my addressbook.