Showing posts with label google calendar. Show all posts
Showing posts with label google calendar. Show all posts

02 May 2012

129. Thunderbird 12.01 on debian

First build thunderbird

Install dependencies
sudo apt-get install libdbus-glib-1-dev gir1.2-notify-0.7 libnotify-dev yasm checkinstall libzip-dev zip 

Remove the previous version and make sure that there's no existing comm-release directory
rm comm-release/ -rf
tar -xvf thunderbird-12.0.1.source.tar.bz2
cd comm-release/
./configure --disable-necko-wifi

The next step will take a little while (30-60 minutes on a slow computer)

And then install
sudo make install

Then install add-ons:
Lightning 1.4  (Sunbird is being discontinued)
Provider  for Google Calendar 0.9 (otherwise you won't be able to dismiss calendar reminders)
Engimail 1.4.1 (see

08 August 2011

14. Evolution email and Google Calendar(s)

The process is already described here:

It's not much of a post, but it may be of help to someone who tried the Google option when setting up the calendar sync in Evolution and found it less than satisfactory.

Edit 16/12/2011:
Recently (last two days, version 3.0.3-3) been getting error messages in evolution when trying to connect to my google calendar. While using the method described above for a while I switched to using 'google' instead of 'caldav' as the calendar type at some point. Well, it doesn't work anymore.

Here's how to use google calendar in Evolution:
New -> Calendar
Type -- CalDav

URL: caldav://
Use SSL: yes
User name:
User email:

Then clock 'Browse server for calendar and select the
+ /calendar/dav/

Whether  you want to copy content offline or use it as default calendar is a personal choice.

Edit: 16/12/2011 -- 2 hours later
Well, it's not working anymore. Same TLS handshake BS as before.

"Error loading calendar
Cannot open calendar: Unexpected HTTP status code 6 returned (Peer failed to perform TLS handshake)"

What I can't understand is why there is no good description of this problem on the web, given that Evolution is the default email and calendar client for gnome. I don't like thunderbird/icedove+sunbird/iceowl much, but things seem to work better in general there.