News & Updates ============== 02.08.2019 : Rostoics 1.0.0-5 released (AppStore) code : Manage tab Start date / End date order algorithm changed. code : Manage tab rostoics (DH) server basename format including version & build. (e.g. 1564685846623_iOS-0-0.4-4.pdf) code : TLCs tab TLC background download (if required) and local storage. code : TLCs tab TLC view reloaded if changing connectivity from offline to online. real-time update if data becomes available. 29.07.2019 : Rostoics 0.0.3-3 released (beta testers only) fix : Manage tab 'Generate calendar events' button bug w/ partial import. fix : Settings tab > Misc section > About text ident formatting corrected. change : Settings tab > Privacy section > 'Show own details in TLC list' radio button removed. add : Manage tab 'Download today's roster' button added. 24.07.2019 : Rostoics 0.0.2-2 released (beta testers only) fix : Manage tab 'Generate calendar events' code now shows proper SVProgressHUDs. add : statusOnline code implemented using delegates. add : TLCs tab enable/disable implemented as per statusOnline. add : Info tab 'User authenticated' implemented. code : skipped TLCs implemented. 02.07.2019 : Rostoics 0.0.1-1 released (beta testers only) first release.
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CHECK ALL EVENTS FOR CORRECTNESS !!!
Please read these Instructions carefully prior using this tool !!!
1a. Download your roster using your company's web interface (NetLine/Crew CrewLink).
1b. Download your roster using the CrewLink App.
2. Save the roster locally as .pdf file.
3. Go to Convert .pdf to .ics.
4. Press Browse... button and select the just downloaded .pdf file.
5. Press Upload roster (.pdf file). Roster is then processed by rostoics tool.
6. Press Download roster (.ics file) and save that file locally.
7. Import the .ics file into your calendar using your preferred gateway.
This tutorial describes how to do scripted passwordless encrypted automatic rsync backups from an Ubuntu server to a Synology NAS. It is supposed to be a general guide, which can be used with other Linux variants as well. Only minor changes should be required.
I did this first of all in order to help other Synology NAS users perform efficient and secure backups to their NAS, but also to get get my scratch pad like personal installation notes in a more reasonable shape, so I can recall later on myself what I did, how, and why.
I used DSM 6.1.3 out of the box, running in a Virtual machine (using Virtual Machine Manager) on DS1817+ hardware.
The following setup describes a postix setup to send e-mails using an existing SMTP server. It is not designed to receive e-mails. My provider is DreamHost, but setup should be very similar with other hosters. I used a VM with the Ubuntu Server 16.04.1 out of the box installtion (ubuntu-16.04.1-server-amd64). This VM has no real FQDN, hence an imaginary needs to be configured in order to make the SMPT server accept sent e-mails.
rostoics is a tool which converts NetLine/Crew CrewLink roster .pdf files into .ics calendar files. The .ics files are used to create calendar events on iPhone, iPad, Samsung, ... basically any device able to deal with .ics files. Google Calendar also supports .ics file import.
Who should use it ...
All those who make extensive use of online as well as local calendar entries, being it for private or professional purpose. Basically all those who have a highly charged daily schedule requiring organization to some extent. Online integration adds sharing features to friends an family members. Tedious and error prone manual event entries can be avoided.
Who should disregard it ...
When hardcopies of Crew roster, downloaded PDF documents or CrewLink App roster consultations are sufficient for planning purpose, calendar setup isn't really necessary.
- event : Any calendar entry e.g. flight, ground duty, standby, free day, ...
- .pdf file : The format of the roster file downloaded from NetLine/Crew CrewLink.
- .ics file : Standardized calendar file format, generated by subject rostoics tool.
1. Only plain rosters are accepted. No notifications (schedule changes).
2. Only Luxair rosters are accepted for the time being.
3. Event spawning across more than one month is not allowed. - REMOVED (BETA)
I try to lift restrictions gradually.
Be aware that apparently parsed events might be incorrect or incomplete. Always check every event after import !!!
Debug messages on Convert .pdf to .ics page (bottom) shows events not parsed properly. Manual modification is required. E.g. ...
debug : unparsed event!
 Tue29 DH/LG 8361 /30 LUX 0540 0645 GVA [FT 00:00]
Please report (using Comment feature at the bottom of this page) any non parsed or badly parsed events.
Bug fixes could possibly introduce new bugs. Of course I try to avoid by all means, nevertheless there is a potential risk this might occur.
Any suggestions regarding formatting of event, additional information, this web interface, mistakes, ... just anything ... are welcomed!
Firefox 47.0.1 on Windows 7
Safari on iOS 10.1.1 (iPhone 6s)
Safari on iOS 9.3.5 (iPad [3rd generation])
Please report any browser related compatilities and incompatilities.
The biggest challenge is probably the roster file handling on different devices, id est downloading .pdf roster file from NetLine/Crew CrewLink, converting the .pdf file to an .ics file and importing this one into the personal calendar.
There are way too many possibilities and individual configurations, so that a general guideline is somewhat hard to give.
1. Download .pdf roster file from NetLine/Crew CrewLink
This is probably the most easiest step. Just visit the Airline's NetLine/Crew CrewLink page and download the desired roster, download and save the file to your favorite location - straight forward. This can be achieved either via PC/Mac or mobile (iPhone/Android). No big deal, but with iPhones, the .pdf file must be stored somewhere (iCloud Drive, Dropbox, Google Drive, ownCloud, ...). Other third-party Apps might work as well.
2. Convert the .pdf file to an .ics file
2.1 Website method
Visit the Convert the .pdf to .ics page and follow the post.
2.2 email method
Just send the .pdf file as email attachment to email@example.com. The body text of the email is ignored. You'll get the .ics file back to within less than a minute. Be aware that the returned email contains a summary of the parsed events, and that the .ics file can be found at the very bottom of the email.
None of both methods is better than the other. I's just what suits you best.
3. Import .ics roster file into the personal calendar
As calendar, you can use a local iPhone, Samsung, ... or the online version like Google Calendar or Yahoo Calendar. How to import .ics files into these calendars goes beyond the scope of this post, since it greatly varies depending on hardware, OS and Apps installed. Some "experimental" manipulations might be required.
Many devices try to be intelligent in terms of recognizing .ics files automatically and offering import. This works quite well, even if multiple calendars are used.
Below a guideline how to import the .ics file for Google Calendar using a browser:
1. Login your Google account
2. Select "Settings" from the "Settings" gear icon (top right corner)
3. Click on "Calendars" link from (top left corner)
4. Click on "Import calendar" link (bottom page)
5. Browse for your .ics roster file and select desired calendar (if more than one)
6. Press "Import"
Apple devices notes
- Chrome browser seems to handle file action easier than Safari. You might give it a try.
- Since end of 2016, Apple removed the "Add All" feature in the email client. In Safari, it still works. This is kind of a step back in evolution since it requires the user to manually add every individual event. This is everything other than comfortable. Details can be found here: Importing .ics calendar events from emails
What I do ... I download my .pdf roster file from NetLine/Crew CrewLink using my Windows 7 PC, save it locally on my Desktop, convert it into .ics roster using website method, import it into Google Calendar and that's it. All this takes less than a minutes.
Basically ... everybody can do all this with any device and any software. There are many ways to do it ... it's just a matter to find YOUR best way. This might take some time to discover. Once done, it's a piece of cake.
I don't have all these different devices and therefore, I can hardly simulate the entire range of possible hardware/software combinations. Hence I rely on user's feedback. Just post below ...
News & Updates ============== 20.04.2020 : rostoics 1.0.33 released added event type(s) FREE: CHOMP added event type(s) STBY: SB, SB-L added new emojis to accommodate for new event types 22.03.2020 : rostoics 1.0.32 released fixed bug(s): - '-' in LOCATION: tag in case of 'DH/' added event type(s) FREE: COSO, DISP, FCT, QUART added event type(s) STBY: NATHLA, OBS, PERF, SERV, TTTI added new emojis to accommodate for new event types 02.08.2019 : rostoics 1.0.31 released added event type(s) FREE: V32 added event type(s) STBY: PREP 03.06.2019 : rostoics 1.0.30 released added event type(s) STBY: PBN minor bugs fixed 16.04.2019 : rostoics 1.0.29 released added event type(s) STBY: CPT, RNP fixed bug(s): - removed trailing dash in LOCATION tag after Cockpit Crew if Cabin Crew doesn't exist. 13.03.2019 : rostoics 1.0.28 released added event type(s) STBY: CONF, CWOI, HGS, PLRI added event type(s) FREE: FSP added new emoji EMOJI_DESKTOP_COMPUTER (for event type STBY: HGS) 08.02.2019 : rostoics 1.0.27 released added event types STBY: CPTI, DTCH, IUPAX, TECI 16.01.2019 : rostoics 1.0.26 released added event types STBY: GFT, OMA, OMB, OMC, CRS added event types FREE: FLT corrected some emoji code 14.11.2018 : rostoics 1.0.25 released added event types STBY: OTH_SBY RESERVE PLR 20.10.2018 : PHP Code: Added UID (timestamp in ms) to server filename in order to get unique filenames. This avoids crossed file access by users uploading rosters simultaniously using identical filenames. 18.10.2018 : rostoics 1.0.24 released added event types STBY: AGD ISIM-Q4 15.09.2018 : rostoics 1.0.23 released added event types STBY: ISIM-737 SIM-UPRT fixed bug(s): - malformed parsing of roster due lack of new line between last TLC of month and following "Recurrent Training / Checks" 17.08.2018 : rostoics 1.0.22 released changed emoji for event type FLIGHT: TAX and TAXI added event types STBY: ADM/OPS APBADGE LPC-737 LPC_Q4 SEL TECR added emojis: EMOJI_V_TRAFFIC_LIGHT EMOJI_RADIOACTIVE EMOJI_LINKED_PAPERCLIPS fixed bug(s): - event type STBY end date next day not correct end date was not increased by 1 if event ending next day e.g. simulator spawing across 00:00 07.06.2018 : rostoics 1.0.21-PL1 released major bug in event type STBY code fixed (segmentation fault) 23.05.2018 : rostoics 1.0.21 released added event detail line as LOCATION tag for all event types added emojis for all event types added event type STBY : PFC 18.05.2018 : rostoics 1.0.20-PL1 released minor bug w/ event type STBY logging fixed 18.05.2018 : rostoics 1.0.20 released added emojis for event type STBY minor bugs fixed 28.04.2018 : rostoics 1.0.19-PL1 released MySQL/rostoics UTF-8 (special characters) problem fixed 18.04.2018 : Web hoster changed some global PHP configuration which created "Error 404" for some users. Error occurred or not according local device settings. PHP code modified to cope with new configuration! 17.04.2018 : rostoics 1.0.19 released Emojis introduced (experimental - F and flight events only) TLC database updated improved logging (content and presentation) minor bugs fixed 16.03.2018 : rostoics 1.0.18-PL2 released fixed (nasty) bugs w/: - complete failure to import any event - "Notes" of all events not shown 15.03.2018 rostoics 1.0.18-PL1 released minor bug fixed added event : SICK added "roster printed" info 06.03.2018 rostoics 1.0.18 released added events : RSEN, NC, RFC TLC database updated improved presentation of modified "unparsed event" improved logging (content and presentation) code optimization fixed bugs w/: - support for 2nd suffix line (added in 1.0.17) corrupted formatting of misc data in event w/ 2nd suffix line - event end date next day not correct (e.g. night duty) end date was not increased by 1 if event ending next day - wrong formatting of .sum file with event type FLIGHT event type FLIGHT w/ 3 chars (e.g. "CAR") misaligned .sum file - missing mcm in events type FREE and STANDBY mcm missing under certain circumstances mcm retained for next event under certain circumstamces - TLCs previous flight shown when no Crew on roster (e.g. "CAR") only for event type FLIGHT w/o aircraft 3 letter IATA aircraft code - incorrect parsing of hotel details if more than 1 hotel on roster event details for hotel were badly parsed 27.06.2017 rostoics 1.0.17 released added support for 2nd suffix line added support for cockpit/cabin crew change during same rotation added processed hotel counter minor bugs fixed 18.03.2017 rostoics 1.0.16-PL1 released minor bug fixed 15.03.2017 rostoics 1.0.16 released added events : FF, VSP reported bugs fixed 15.02.2017 firstname.lastname@example.org rostoics interface online Export/Import of roster files post rewritten 23.01.2017 rostoics 1.0.15 released added events : X, FP reported bugs fixed 12.01.2017 rostoics 1.0.14 released added MySQL database support for TLC (3-letter-code) name resolution reported bugs fixed 21.12.2016 rostoics 1.0.13 released "To c/m:" (message to crew member) support added 20.12.2016 rostoics 1.0.12 released added events : RC, IRC 19.12.2016 rostoics 1.0.11 released added event : REV .pdf file names including spaces and special characters are accepted now .pdf files other than NetLink/Crew CrewLink roster are rejected 18.12.2016 rostoics 1.0.10 released (first stable version) added events : H?, H1, ... (Hotels) reported bugs fixed code optimization
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