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Re: [Orgmode] iCal Import

From: Tim O'Callaghan
Subject: Re: [Orgmode] iCal Import
Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2007 14:23:02 +0200

The code could be adapted to write iCal information, but AFAIKT Google
does not allow WEBDAV write operations. At the moment i am using
Google Calendar as my main appointment calendar, and org mode for
scheduling tasks etc.

If you want to sync to an iCal WEBDAV source an example of how its
done can be seen here:

You can only write to a Google Calendar with by using its gData
ATOM/RSS based protocol. There are some free client libraries, but i
have not looked into it in much detail.


On 20/06/07, Rick Moynihan <address@hidden> wrote:
I'm quite excited by the Google calendar/iCal integration.  I had
previously written a simple Ruby script (I really need to learn elisp)
to parse an org-mode file for dates and schedule some "at" jobs to fire
another script to fire events into Twitter, which I was subsequently
using as a free SMS reminder service.

It worked quite well in simple tests, but I've never bothered to develop
it further, primarily because it occured to me that google calendar
supports free SMSing of notifications and that this could potentially be
tied into org-mode with the g-client code.

It seems that your code is about getting gcal into org-mode where as the
above would require the reverse.  Obviously the ideal would be to have
some level of two-way Calendar synchronisation.  Though this might be
far too complex and messy, how about allowing some kind of emacs based
copy/paste between them (in both directions)?

The thought of managing myself in org-mode and syncing to Gcal when I
want to share/expose my calendar to others is a tempting proposition; I
imagine this coupled with SMS reminders would be great.

Anyway, as my elisp skills are no more advanced than being able to copy
and paste fragments of elisp; I thought I'd post my ideas to see whether
anyone else finds them interesting enough to implement.


Tim O'Callaghan wrote:
> HI,
> below is a bit of a hack i've come up with to attempt to read my
> google calendar into my org agenda. I originally started it using
> eldav, but i realised i don't have a webdav server to sync to. At the
> moment, It only works for entries that icalendar-import-file converts
> to %%(add something).
> The org docs imply that that is the only diary entry type that it can
> process, is this the case?
> Tim.
> --- code snip ---
> (require 'w3)
> (require 'icalendar)
> (setq google-ical-org-list
>      '(
>        ("http://www.google.com/calendar/ical/basic.ics";
>         "~/gettingThingsDone/CalendarPersonal.ics"
>         "~/gettingThingsDone/CalendarPersonal.org")
>        ("http://www.google.com/calendar/ical/basic.ics";
>         "~/gettingThingsDone/CalendarShared.ics"
>         "~/gettingThingsDone/CalendarShared.org")
>        ))
> (defun toc:goggle-to-org ()
>  "get a google calendar and convert it into org dates"
>  (interactive)
>  (with-temp-buffer
>    (let* ((glist google-ical-org-list))
>      ;; iterate through list
>      (while (setq entry (pop glist))
>        (setq google-ical-url (car entry) local-ical-file (nth 1
> entry) local-date-file (nth 2 entry))
>        ;; Delete the diary local files
>        (if (file-exists-p local-ical-file) (delete-file local-ical-file))
>        (if (file-exists-p local-date-file) (delete-file local-date-file))
>        ;; Get ical file
>        (w3-download-url google-ical-url (expand-file-name local-ical-file)
>       ;; convert to diary without leading &
>        (icalendar-import-file local-ical-file local-date-file nil)
>       ;; iCalendar leaves the buffers open
>        (kill-buffer (find-buffer-visiting local-date-file))
>        (kill-buffer (find-buffer-visiting local-ical-file))
>        ))))
> --- code snip ---
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Rick Moynihan
Software Engineer
Calico Jack LTD

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