Currently Being ModeratedNov 27, 2012 12:33 PM (in response to Gil Dawson)
Well, it seems we've made some progress on this issue. I just noticed that iCal on my MacBook Pro running 10.6.8 has grown four new ordinary calendars for our four shared Google calendars, mimicking the four "Delegates" I had installed months ago. I don't know when this happened, but it accounts for the duplicated entries. Also, it may account for the error alerts.
What is a "Delegate" anyway? Evidently, I don't need one.
I deleted the four "Delegates" from my iCal sidebar, leaving the new growths, and all the duplicated entries disappeared. Also, so far (touch wood!) that annoying message has not reappeared.
Thank you to whomever fixed it.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 28, 2012 8:55 AM (in response to Gil Dawson)
Well, that's weird.
This morning three of the four newly-grown calendars disappeared. I also got another error alert.
I turned on the "Delegates" again, and all seems to be working again.
They keep changing things...
Currently Being ModeratedDec 4, 2012 12:51 PM (in response to Gil Dawson)
Syncing with Google is weird. It works really well, but...
Sometimes the left pane of iCal looks like this (Notice the duplications):
Corresponding entries on the days of the calendar are also duplicated.
Turning off the "Delegates" in iCal Prefernces brings back a more reasonable left pane:
And the duplicated entries disappear.
Then, later, all my MacBear (Google-synced) calendars will disappear. When that happens, turning on the "Delegates" in Preferences will bring them back to the left pane. All is well again, until, a day or so later, I'll get the duplicates again.
Are Google and Apple changing things from day to day, or could I be causing these changes somehow?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 4, 2012 11:40 PM (in response to Gil Dawson)
I'm having the same issue with iCal (4.0.4) and Google calendars for a few days now. This must be some change in the Google API. There was no recent update in Apple software that could be responsible for the funny behavior.
Like you experience, the annoying thing is that the extra secondary calendars come and go. I helped myself for now by just unchecking the duplicate ones.
So far I did not find any solution on the web about this new problem.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 20, 2012 6:17 PM (in response to Stingworm)
I've also been getting the "The server responded with an error. ..." iCal popup for months now, and over the past several weeks it's at least once an hour.
I've found no solution yet. Frustrating, though at least the bouncy iCal icon is entertaining.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 20, 2012 8:10 PM (in response to Gil Dawson)
I wonder whether a program could be written to check iCal occasionally for the alert, and cancel it when found. We don't really need it. I looked in iCal's AppleScript dictionary, but there is nothing there about alerts.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 21, 2012 7:38 AM (in response to Gil Dawson)
I forgot to mention the bigger problem: once in a while Calendar events disappear. I don't know if these two errors are related. This was happening more often a month ago, even though I hadn't changed how I use the calendar at all. Made for some weak sounding excuses on my part for missed events. "Uh, the Google ate my calendar."
Currently Being ModeratedDec 21, 2012 12:43 PM (in response to Olio)
As there are more than one of us updating from divers devices, we are sensitive to entries disappearing. Thus far (touch wood), after several months of operation, every case has been resolved to one of us -- either mistakenly or intentionally -- doing it.
But I'll keep that excuse in mind. It may come in handy.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 21, 2012 1:00 PM (in response to Gil Dawson)
What has happend for me is this: Two of us share the calendar. Until last week (when I finally got an iPhone), we only ever added and checked calender events on our two desktop computers, using iCal. And yet, after adding or editing an event, it has at times disappeared from iCal -- sometimes within minutes, sometimes within a day or so. Even if the other person hasn't been on a computer. Something has been intermittently going wrong with the updating/syncing. That it was suddenly happening much more often for a while, despite our behavior not changing at all, suggests the error is happening elsewhere. Curious.