Kontact in Kubuntu 11.10: how to import a local calendar into the Akonadi Googledata calendar?
clay at claydoh.com
Wed Apr 18 18:21:20 UTC 2012
On Wednesday, April 18, 2012 02:56:46 PM Bas Roufs - Nederlandstalige
> Hello Everybody,
> At present, I am working with KDE 4.8.2. along with Kubuntu 11.10.
> I do manage now to sync with the google calendar and address book via
Akonadi Googledata. However, I still do not manage to import a local calendar
into the one of Google - in spite of several months of research at the
internet and at a few forums.
> Below, I summarise what I have been doing so far in this context.
> Of course, I make backups of my ical files all the time.
> In K-Menu > System, I have changed settings in "personal information":
especially in the akonadi configuration module. There, I have added the
birthday and the google calendar resource. Aditionally, I have removed there
all the other resources, including the one of the "personal calendar" -
however, without deleting it's ical file. Then, I tried to import that file into
the Akonadi Googledata calendar via Dolphin, via Konqueror and directly via
Kontact > Calendar > File > Import > Import calendar. So far, none of those
methods have been effective!
> When importing an .ics file directly into Google, only the events get
through: not the tasks.
> Be so kind to provide me with your suggestions and thoughts. Thanks,
> Bas Roufs.
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> Open source OS: Linux Kubuntu 11.10.
The existing akonadi-googledata is fairly busted and unamintained.
A new akonadi resource has recently been released
It is not yet in Precise, but there is a testing package here:
as well as in other ppa repos
You don't have to remove any existing google resources, and once installed you
add a new resource called "Google Calendar and Tasks"
One small caveat I have found is that it will error if you try to use the
parent "<username>@gmail.com" instead of a sub-category when selecting a
calnedar to use when creating a new entry. Other wise, it is syncing my
testing events and to-do items well.
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