Currently Being ModeratedOct 21, 2011 4:17 PM (in response to The_Ligator)
I'm would also like to sync lightning with the iCloud calendar, however atm it is only possible to use the public share option which is read only.
I hope this can be done in the future!!
Currently Being ModeratedOct 23, 2011 9:40 AM (in response to The_Ligator)
You can try here, I've not been able to get it to work myself, but then again thunderbird can't even access my icloud email.
Best of luck
Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2011 12:40 AM (in response to Thomas Hunt)
You find the right URL's using Daniel's Tool from the post above ... however Lightning has a problem in the current version to use these. Which is a pity ....
(the URL's will work with Sunbird)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2011 1:07 AM (in response to iWolfgang)
one more remark. If Daniel's tool does not work for you or if you don't want to use it you also can assemble the URL by yourself if you have a Mac. The URL has to follow this scheme:
you find the id's by crawling thorough the directories and files in your /Users/<youruser>/Library/Calendars/...
The servername prefix (e.g. p01-) seems no to be important. It even can be omitted.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 2, 2012 2:43 PM (in response to The_Ligator)
After all you find on the web is only half the truth, here's the real deal:
(that much is true (iWolfgang - thanks!))
Find out which of the xxx.caldav-Folders it the one of your iCloud-calendar (if you have multiple calendars like me):
The contained "Info.plist"-file should contain something like this:
(if it contains something like "group.calendar.google.com" you're in the wrong folder ;-) )
Found the right folder? Fine!
So this is the URL to start (not ready yet!):
(The "X" should be a number, and "1234567890" should be some different ID (your ID))
Now check the sub-folders of the main-folder you found. Open the "Info.plist"-file again. You will find something like this:
(Example for your "work" folder)
Combine the infos you found to this URL:
This is the URL you got to use with Lightning (New calendar -> network -> choose "CalDAV" / address: see above)!
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 7, 2012 4:18 PM (in response to Stephan Sann)
your instruction works excellent. Thank you very much. I was able to setup my iCould calendars working with Lightning in minutes. I am lucky as I have MAC and use with iCould .... but friend of my owns only iPhone and PC. Any method of browsing calendar files on iPhone directly or from a Windows PC?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 8, 2012 10:26 AM (in response to BigLynx)
I don't know about iCloud on Windows, but I would first search my home-directory for a file containing "PrincipalURL" or "CalendarPath".
If this doesn't work there is a way to at least find out your "p0X"-Server and ID:
Use Safari and surf to the icloud.com Website. Log in and browse to the calendar. Now check the activity-window to find out about the URLs you are surfing.
You will find something like this:
(maybe you got to open the "https://www.icloud.com/applications/calendar/en-us/"-folder to find this link)
Once again you got to copy the "p0X"- and user-info to the target-URL:
Don't know how to find out about the calendar-name this way. Default for work is "work", default for home is "home"...
With this said: Tell your friend to buy a Mac.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 8, 2012 10:32 AM (in response to Stephan Sann)
I was rather thinking about browsing (e.g. searching for PrincipalURL match) iPhone files using Windows (iTunes-like) application (what I am not aware of :-;) instead of fighting with Windows PC local environment. Then one may use iCloud on iPhone and synchronized Lightning on any other system (Windows, Linux, etc)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 8, 2012 10:54 AM (in response to BigLynx)
Just an FYI Lightening and Thunderbird do now work with iCloud, you may have to download the latest beta version (10 point something I think) but it should sync no problems.
Now all we need a solution for is address book.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 8, 2012 11:49 AM (in response to Thomas Hunt)
@BigLynx: Read my post 08.02.2012 10:26, Start at this Line: "Use Safari and surf to the icloud.com Website..."
@Thomas: I use Lightning 1.2.1 under Thunderbird 10.0 on Mac OS Lion. Works like a charm...
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 11, 2012 3:08 AM (in response to The_Ligator)
thanks for your answers so far. Thanks to Stephan we are pretty close to the solution.
I was able to create the (probably) correct calendar URL by using the Safari activities way.
When using https://p0X-caldav.icloud.com/1234567890/calendars/#name#/ make sure to replace the "p0X" by the number you see in the activities windows (e.g. "p06"). As "#name" just use the name you gave to the respective calendar (e.g. "home", "work", "birthdays"). Case sensitivity is crucial at this point.
With this I get Lightning to even ask me about my AppleID and password (you might have to restart TB). Unfortunately that's the end of the line so far. No data is imported and lightning marks the calendars as "currently not available".
Any more ideas?