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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Sync your Lightning with your iCal

I love Thunderbird, so I use Thunderbird + Lightning instead of + iCal as my personal schedule and mail solution.

Also it's promised to have a syncing feature, it didn't have now. But I need the ability to sync my schedule with my Palm Treo 680. I can sync my Palm with iCal, so getting the linkage between Lightning and iCal is a good way to do this.

First, I installed the Provider for Google Calendar extension to get the bidirectional access to Google Calendar to Lightning.

Then, I use GCALDaemon to sync my iCal with Google Calendar. It can also sync Google Calendar with Lightning, but Provider for Google Calendar is much better at this.

Now if I add/modify/remove an event in Lightning, Provider for Google Calendar will update my Google Calendar immediately. Later, GCALDaemon will find the update, and update iCal. Now I sync my Palm with my computer, it will get the update.

If I update an event in my Palm, and sync it to iCal, GCALDaemon will update Google Calendar later, and then Lightning will update it later.

So it works.

Make a symbolic link with the ics file of Lightning and iCal may also work, but I can't find the ics file for Lightning :P

You can subscribe my busy/available status on Google Calendar now :)

This should also works for Mozilla Sunbird.

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James wrote:

Can't GCALDaemon sync lightening and iCal?

Sunday, September 02, 2007 13:08:27


fishy wrote:

@James: If you mean sync between lightning and iCal directly, seems no.

Sunday, September 02, 2007 20:41:52


Rob wrote:

This was very useful - thanks!

Thursday, November 29, 2007 22:28:29


Danno wrote:

if only there was a solution for syncing palm with thunderbird/lightning on pc that didn't involve plaxo or another service into the mix ( already have google as the 3rd party ) .

any suggestions?

Monday, August 04, 2008 18:39:49


Nassim wrote:

I just posted a solution on how to sync Thunderbird, I mean Lightning, with icalendar on this thread
hope that helps someone.

Sunday, December 18, 2011 15:16:11

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