Calendars

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General

To present provider independent data for an event, with description, start time, end time, location and other properties a standard called iCalendar exists. To distribute (subscribe to) the iCalendar data, a standard called CalDAV exists. When configured properly on your device, CalDAV allows to integrate the events somebody published in your calendar, on your device. Most commercial software vendors try to lock users somehow in their systems, so they are not interested in using standards, that will let users easily switch the vendor. That's why you have likely not heard about iCalendar or the WebDAV extension CalDAV.

For the AGORA İstanbul you can subscribe to the Agenda using the URL https://mail.aegee.org/dav/calendars/user/chair/agenda , user name anonymous, and any password. You have to enter useless username, because some applications do not register you without username. Other applications don’t let users authenticate (something we will do later), if the server does not force them always to enter user name.

The above URL can be accessed in two ways: with HTTP GET, where one big file is downloaded with all data in iCalendar format. Some applications can only this. The second way is download over CalDAV (HTTP PROPFIND). With it, only the changes since the last synchronisation are downloaded.

Please update this wiki yourself, if you find something is missing.

Setup under Mozilla Thunderbird

Setüp under Android

Android needs some adapters to synchronize calendar data with the local calendars (eTar calendar, Android Open Source Project Calendar, Google Calendar).

Whatever adapter you install, you need ot grant it access to your calendars.

The setup is successful, if at the end you see in your calendars for the begin of October some interesting entries.

All the software shall offer a way to manually force re-synchronisation, try to find it out where this function is hidden.

davDroid

DavDroid is the right choice, but for the work creating this open source software, 4 € must be paid, when the software is installed over Google Play. Once started, click on the plus “+” sign, enter under “Login with emait address” anonymous@aegee.org, any text as password, select “Groups are separate VCards” on the next page and finally “Create Account”. Make a thick before “Agenda” and click on the synchronization symbol at the top.

Caidav Sync Free Beta

Once installed, go to Settings → “Users & Accounts” → “Add account”. Select as type “CalDav Sync Adapter”, as user “anonymous’, some password, and as URL https://mail.aegee.org/dav/calendars/user/chair/agenda/ → “Sync in or register”. Then go back to that account, click on “Account sync”, switch the “Calendar” on and wait until the synchronization is over.

iCal Import/Export

Setup under iOS

Setup under Windows

People

em Client

Setup under Linux

Gnome Evolution