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Thunderbird Lightning and Google Calendar, bidirectional sync, ubuntu 64

Posted by lazybit on October 1, 2008

Here’s a quick howto on using your Google Calendar with Lightning when you’re at home, with all edits being synced, no matter if done online or with Lightning.

We’re using the recent 0.9 Version of the Lightning extension for Thunderbird. You need to download the 64bit extension manually. The direct download on the Mozilla homepage will only give you the 32bit version. You can find it here: http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/calendar/lightning/releases/ under 0.9/contrib/linux-x86_64/

After that grab the Google Calendar addon: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/sunbird/addon/4631

After installing both of them, you should be able to set up a: new calender -> on the network -> Google Calendar. Post your XML address in the field, enter your password and you’re ready for bidirectional editing.

A pictured howto can be found here: http://bfish.xaedalus.net/?p=239 the wiki is here: https://wiki.mozilla.org/Calendar:GDATA_Provider#Accessing_your_Calendar

Two things to mention:

  • make sure to use the recent addons, which is a bit of manual work, but otherise the field for the Google Calendar will not show up or may not sync.
  • make sure to use the remote caledar when adding entries and not the local one which was set up by default (you can delete it if you don’t need it to avoid confusion)
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5 Responses to “Thunderbird Lightning and Google Calendar, bidirectional sync, ubuntu 64”

  1. I’ve built Lightning 0.9 in my PPA, so you can download a proper Ubuntu deb from there:
    https://launchpad.net/~davidf/+archive
    http://ppa.launchpad.net/davidf/ubuntu/pool/main/l/lightning-sunbird/

  2. Benzjaminz said

    Very useful. Thanks lazybit.

  3. Alberto Hardy said

    Thank you so much! It was very usefull and solved me a lot of bugs 🙂

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