With excitement I read Google’s calendar will now support CalDAV. Yeah, now I can sync Lightening (Thunderbird’s Sunbird plugin) with Google, right? Nope. I can’t. It only works on Apple’s iCal. From Google help pages:
“While other calendar applications support CalDAV (including Mozilla Sunbird), Google Calendar only supports CalDAV using iCal.”
UPDATE: I have found a solution, another problem and a solution to that problem.
Lightning: It’s a Sunbird plug-in for Thunderbird.
Provider for Google Calendar
I have installed Thunderbird and Lightning from Ubuntu repos (via Synaptic). But couldn’t get Provider to work or allow me to add a new calendar. Finally I found a post in a forum that helped. The issue is you are missing libstdc++ 5. Install that from Synaptic and you are good to go.
This is a hit and run how to. It assumes you know all of the terms used and you have installed add-ons in thunderbird and from Synaptic before. But if you haven’t and need more detail on how to do anything, please feel free to ask.