LinuxQuestions.org
Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Mobile
User Name
Password
Linux - Mobile This forum is for the discussion of all topics relating to Mobile Linux. This includes Android, Tizen, LiMo, Maemo, MeeGo, Openmoko, Ubuntu Mobile, WebOS, Firefox OS, Open Mobile Alliance and other similar projects and products.
A reminder that LQ now has a dedicated Android sister site: AndroidQuestions.org

Notices

Reply
 
LinkBack Search this Thread
Old 12-04-2011, 12:01 PM   #1
libCog
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2011
Posts: 23

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
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.

Last edited by libCog; 12-04-2011 at 03:11 PM.
 
Old 12-04-2011, 04:24 PM   #2
schneidz
Senior Member
 
Registered: May 2005
Location: boston, usa
Distribution: fc-15/ fc-19-live-usb/ aix
Posts: 3,553

Rep: Reputation: 514Reputation: 514Reputation: 514Reputation: 514Reputation: 514Reputation: 514
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.

Last edited by schneidz; 12-04-2011 at 04:27 PM.
 
Old 12-05-2011, 12:40 PM   #3
libCog
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2011
Posts: 23

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Quote:
Originally Posted by schneidz View Post
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 View Post
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.
 
Old 12-05-2011, 02:30 PM   #4
schneidz
Senior Member
 
Registered: May 2005
Location: boston, usa
Distribution: fc-15/ fc-19-live-usb/ aix
Posts: 3,553

Rep: Reputation: 514Reputation: 514Reputation: 514Reputation: 514Reputation: 514Reputation: 514
Quote:
Originally Posted by libCog View Post
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 View Post
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').

Last edited by schneidz; 12-05-2011 at 02:32 PM.
 
Old 11-19-2012, 06:06 AM   #5
libCog
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2011
Posts: 23

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
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).
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
LXer: How to Sync Calendar and Contacts with Google in Evolution LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 10-02-2011 02:10 AM
Connecting multiple google calendars to one calendar in Evolution daveybob Linux - Software 0 12-01-2010 06:44 AM
Sync Kontact with Google Calendar leupi Linux - Software 7 01-14-2010 07:56 PM
Akonadi with Google Calendar/Contacts sync Vetruvet Linux - Software 0 11-25-2009 05:51 PM
anyone know how a good way to sync kontact with google calendar? zeltak Linux - Software 0 05-01-2006 03:52 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:28 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration