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libCog 12-04-2011 12:01 PM

desktop calendars that are compatible w/Android Calendar--need to sync w/out google
 
I have an Android with the stock calendar. It would be useful to remotely put calendar events on the sdcard, and then import them into the Android Calendar app. I have no interest in telling Google my schedule.

What Debian linux app can produce files that can be directly read by Android Calendar?

I see these apps in the apt repositories:

Iceape, Iceowl, pal, xcal, wyrd, xdkcal, ccal..

(edit) in case anyone else goes down this path, this is what I've found so far -- "pal" cannot export in a usable format. Iceowl (aka mozilla sunbird) can export ICS files (but not from the commandline; only in the GUI).

There are two Android apps for the importing: "ICS Importer", and "iCal Import/Export". ICS Importer can only handle one event per file. If there are multiple events in one ICS file, it silently ignores them.

"iCal Import/Export" works, but it is huge. It wastes 1.9MB of precious internal memory and cannot be moved to the SD card. It also does not let you specify an ics file. Users are forced to wait while the app searches the whole SD card. Even a small 2GB SD card takes a long time to search.

schneidz 12-04-2011 04:24 PM

i think mozilla thunderbird will work. i had to install 'morefunctionsforaddressbook' extension to export .vcs contact cards so i can scp my contacts to my fone.

when i clik on a .ics calendar file on my samsung galaxy s2, it asks me if i want to import it.

libCog 12-05-2011 12:40 PM

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Originally Posted by schneidz (Post 4541964)
i think mozilla thunderbird will work.

Do you have to use the GUI to export the data, or is there a commandline way?

Quote:

Originally Posted by schneidz (Post 4541964)
when i clik on a .ics calendar file on my samsung galaxy s2, it asks me if i want to import it.

Are you saying the galaxy comes stock with an import tool? I wasn't so lucky.. my phone says the (ics) file is unrecognized.

schneidz 12-05-2011 02:30 PM

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Originally Posted by libCog (Post 4542765)
Do you have to use the GUI to export the data, or is there a commandline way?

i only used gui.

Quote:

Originally Posted by libCog (Post 4542765)
Are you saying the galaxy comes stock with an import tool? I wasn't so lucky.. my phone says the (ics) file is unrecognized.

on my phone it asks which app to handle (my only choice is 'contacts').

libCog 11-19-2012 06:06 AM

For anyone else going down this path, emacs has "org-mode" which can export both ICS files as well as its own format. The org-mode format can then be read using mobileorg (an app made for android and ios).


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