Akonadi and Google Calendar Kubuntu 9.10

So been wanting a way to edit my google calendar from Korganizer.  And here’s how:

sudo apt-get install libgcal-dev libcurl4-openssl-dev libxml2-dev ca-certificates kde-devel kdepimlibs-dev xsltproc

wget http://libgcal.googlecode.com/files/akonadi-googledata-1.0.1.tar.bz2

tar xvf akonadi-googledata-1.0.1.tar.bz2

cd cmake

cmake ..


sudo make install

echo "export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/lib:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH" >> ~/.bashrc

source ~/.bashrc

cd calendar

sudo make install

Push alt-f2, search for akonadi, and run akonadi-tray

Right clidk the taskbar icon, and select start akonadi server.

I had to right click on the icon in the taskbar, and configure the server with my own mysql details.  I suggest going there, clicking on the server configuration, and hitting the test button to make sure you don’t have any errors.

On the resource configuration tab of the Akonadi configuration, select add, and select google calendar resource.

You must add your google account infor (I was able to sync Apps for your Domain just by putting in my full email address. By the popup, if you have just a google account, they will [email protected])

Open up Kontact (or korganizer), right-click in the resource section, add resource, and select akonadi resource.  Then you can select the gcal resource, sync, and you’re good to go!

Edit – I also had to remove the std.ics from the akonadi resource list in order for it to save to googlecal, but after I did that I had 2-way sync capabilities to google calendar

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