#51 Linux Support


make the software for more systems


  • Claus Rebler

    Claus Rebler - 2006-11-12
    • priority: 5 --> 9
  • Daniele Tiles

    Daniele Tiles - 2006-11-12

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    I'm not sure to understand completely your request...this is
    a plugin for Microsoft Outlook 2003, which I don't think can
    run natively under Linux...maybe you can use QEMU or Wine to
    install and run Microsoft Outlook...but I believe they're
    still far away in succeeding in

    So, could you explain me what are you looking for Linux? A
    version of the plugin for some-kind of already existing app
    under Linux, or a stand-alone application that should work
    as this plugin?
    I'm glad of your question, but really, I cannot understand it...

  • Daniele Tiles

    Daniele Tiles - 2006-11-12
    • assigned_to: nobody --> lasthope83
  • Claus Rebler

    Claus Rebler - 2006-11-13

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    make a universal plug in for other programms! thunderbird
    sunbird ....

  • Daniele Tiles

    Daniele Tiles - 2006-11-13

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    you aren't giving me enough informations yet. Sunbird is a
    quite useful calendaring program, and both Firefox and
    Thunderbird have got a Calendar extension...so you should
    explain me WHAT you need in this programs...
    And unfortunately, I believe the technology is completely
    different (it's based on XUL, which I really don't
    know...I'd like to study it however)...so please forgive me
    if I reduce the priority, but it's over my actual
    possibilities and of all the team.
    This doesn't mean I'll not think about it...but it's
    definitely not a prority.

  • Daniele Tiles

    Daniele Tiles - 2006-11-13
    • priority: 9 --> 3
  • TheImperialOne

    TheImperialOne - 2006-12-16

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    If you are tied to wanting MS Outlook on Linux then i don't think you are going to find help here.

    As previously indicated by others, it's possible to to share calendars over the internet with other calendaring software that use the iCalendar standard. And I have just done it successfully:

    1. Go install Mozilla Thunderbird ( and install the Lightning (0.3) extension.

    Note that installing extensions in Thunderbird is not quite as straightforward as installing them into Firefox. See http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?p=2623207&sid=501638b2be63f1f18e0ed684d09dffe1 for details.

    2. Go grab a web published. I found http://icalx.com to be free and effective.

    3. Create a private calendar on icalx.com. You'll need the url of the ics file... something like http://icalx.com/private/linuxfan/uuid1234567890123.ics

    4. From Thunderbird/Lightning create a new calender ... on the network .. ics ... give it the url above.

    5. test it out by adding some entries to the calendar.

    6. that same ics calendar is available to Outlook using RemoteCalendars.


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