Archive for May, 2010
It used to be a real pain to try and get google calendar working with kontact/korganiser, however now it is very simple. I have also provided a screenshot walk-through to aide the process.
Just install akonadi-kde-resource-googledata using your package manager or in the terminal with:
sudo apt-get install akonadi-kde-resource-googledata
This will install support of google calendar and google contacts into akonadi. If you’ve not heard of akonadi before, it is a backend that manages communications and protocols. So rather than having developers of separate applications working on the same thing rewriting code that does the same thing they can simply plug into akonadi. Kontact/korganiser can load can load from an akonadi resource:
(see below for walkthough with screenshots)
- Right Click on calendars and click add resource
- Select akonadi
- Click Manage Calendar Sources
- Click add
- Select Akonadi Google Calendar Resource
- Enter your email and password and select ok
- Your calendar should now sync and appear in korganiser
Having recieved my Nexus one from google, I felt compelled to write a Live Wallpaper app because of how sexy they look. So I got playing around and ended up writing a wallpaper from scratch that is designed to be similar to the Nexus Live Wallpaper, but with improved efficiency and lots of customisability.
I have created a pro version of the application which features more options and extra backgrounds and themes, which is available for a small fee which will help support development.
Please note that this is a video taken in an emulator using screen recording software, so it is less responsive and more stuttery than when run on an actual phone.
As always I welcome feedback and bug reports!