Working with Google Calendar

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These instructions are only valid for the latest release of kdepim and Korganizer, version 4.3.7. There are significant differences in the older versions, therefore, some instructions may not apply.


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For demonstration purposes, the Google account used in this tutorial is sync.with.kontact@gmail.com


Introduction

There are multiple ways to synchronize Google Calendar with the calendar provided in kdepim. For example, if you have already integrated Google Contacts with this guide, then you have the libgcal0 library already installed, however the method below is a more efficient alternative to using the Akonadi connection.

Integrating Google Calendar with Kontact:

To synchronize Google Calendar with Kontact, firstly access the Calendar area of Kontact by selecting it in the left navigation bar. Next, open the configuration window by going to Settings -> Configure Calendar.

Select the Calendars tab on the General area to prepare to add the Google calendar. Next, Select the DAV groupware resource. After this click Cancel when a prompt appears asking to “Enter your credentials to login to the groupware server”.

Another window will appear, and here you can enter the location of your Google Calendar resource. In the Server Configuration area, click on Add. Now, this opens the last window. Here, ensure that CalDAV is selected as the Remote calendar access protocol.

The remote URL takes the form: https://www.google.com/calendar/dav/GoogleCalendarID/events/

For your main calendar, the GoogleCalendarID is your Google account (Gmail address). The Username is also your Google account while the Password field is your Google account password.

After this information is entered, pressing the Fetch button will enable Kontact to sync with Google to discover your calendar. Your calendar should display in the Discovered Collections window below.

Press OK and allow KDE Wallet integration as Always for convenience. To add additional calendars, simply click the Add button to follow the same procedure as above.

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For other Calendars, the calendar ID can be obtained by pressing the down arrow, and selecting Calendar Settings via www.google.com/calendar.


Press OK to finish adding the Google Calendar and then it should start to synchronize with Kontact. In the calendars list below, check the box beside your Gmail address to enable the display of a calendar. To refresh events, simply press F5.

Animated GIF Tutorial

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This animated GIF recaps the steps taken to obtain Google Calendar synchronization.


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Congratulations, you have successfully setup Google Calendar Integration with Kontact!


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