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Re: [vox-tech] Looking for a Sunbird (Google Calendar) replacement
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Re: [vox-tech] Looking for a Sunbird (Google Calendar) replacement



On Sun, May 09, 2010 at 10:12:52PM -0700, Tony Cratz wrote:
> Hello:
> 
> 
> 	I just updated today to Ubuntu 10.04 and found out the
> 	Google calendar program Sunbird is no longer supported.
> 	So I'm now looking for a replacement.
> 
> 	I really like a standalone program and not a web base.
> 	I also don't want it bundle with Evolution as I don't
> 	use Evolution.
> 
> 	Any suggestions?

Now that you've explained (elsewhere in the thread) that your concern
with Evolution is the email component, might I suggest having a look
at "dates", "contacts" and "tasks" which are very lightweight
PIM apps (really designed for small PDA devices -- I use it on my
Nokia 770). Their data store is the Evolution Data Server, so they're
fully interoperable with Evolution (they're basically another frontend
to the same data). For synchronizing to other places, you can use
SyncEvolution, which speaks SyncML. (I don't think Google calendar
supports synchronizing by SyncML yet, but there are a number of other
services that do.)

While I'm on the subject, why wouldn't Evolution work in offline mode,
without configuring email at all. Each of Evolution's different
functions (Tasks, Calendar, Notes, Contacts, Email) gets equal billing
in the interface -- they're all equally important citizens, so if you
don't want it to do email, you won't find that you're always starting
in email mode, or anything like that.

You might also consider KOrganizer.

--Ken

-- 
Chanoch (Ken) Bloom. PhD candidate. Linguistic Cognition Laboratory.
Department of Computer Science. Illinois Institute of Technology.
http://www.iit.edu/~kbloom1/
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