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iCal is now supported by Google Calendar

     
9:25 pm on Dec 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

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From the Google Mac Blog [googlemac.blogspot.com]:

The Google Calendar team is proud to announce the public release of our support for the CalDAV protocol. You can now use Apple iCal with your Google Calendar, so you can work even when you're offline, sync almost instantly, respond to invitations from others and see the free/busy data of your friends and coworkers.
8:11 pm on Dec 12, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Is it two way? Thought it was just to display G-calendar entries...
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Just displaying is something that's been working for a long time already via the ical format.

This is much more than that.

7:54 pm on Dec 13, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I've been looking in to this a bit deeper: the setup program they have is just that: a setup program. The actual work is done by getting the ical client to talk to the google servers using the calDAV protocol.

Basically one could add it easily in the preferences of ical if they'd tell you what to enter.

Basically:
- the username is your gmail address
- the password: well the one of your gmail account
- the server url is [google.com...] address URL encoded]/user
(dots get through, you just need to replace the @ with "%40" (without the quotes)

The tool can recognize and setup other calendars ou might have (but that didn't work all that great for me).

 

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