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Feature: Support for multiple local calendars

asked 2014-03-16 18:06:30 +0300

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updated 2015-09-11 19:47:15 +0300

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Currently the Jolla Calendar app supports exactly two calendars: The one where you put your events/appointments and then one autogenerated birthday calendar. It's not possible yet to create new calendars. I need to organize my appointments in multiple calendars with different colors so I may only view business appointments and can hide the private and family related.

Does the calendar backend already support multiple calendars? Maybe then there is a command-line option to create additional calendars.
Currently I also need multiple calendars for syncing appointments via CalDAV with SyncEvolution as I have multiple calendars at server side and need one local calendar for each serverside calendar. But as Syncevolution is not officially supported, I can't count on Jolla to fix this.

Update: Apparently multiple calendars are technically possible already, as they're automatically created when using Exchange Sync. So we just need the missing pulley-menu entry for creating new calendars ourselves

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I suggest updating this request with a more explicit "multiple local calendar" term. In fact Jolla Calendar already supports multiple calendars, but only one local calendar ("Private"), and the special birthday calendar.

Eric C ( 2014-12-06 15:09:23 +0300 )edit

I'm not yet an user (waiting for the tablet), but if one can sync external calendars, like .ics standard files from servers, isn't it possible to just ask syncing with a server that, instead of you:yourpassword@yourserver/yourcalendarfile.ics would just be (local on the phone) yourdirectorypath/yourcalendarfile.ics

Herve5 ( 2015-09-11 20:03:34 +0300 )edit

Is there any update on this issue? It seems we can still have a single local calendar, and it is not backed up!

AnonUser4803 ( 2016-11-03 17:10:58 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-03-16 19:12:58 +0300

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updated 2014-03-16 19:26:04 +0300

Since you're using SyncEvolution anyway, you can actually use it to create calendars. Its calendar-creation code is normally disabled, as it's only really meant for unit testing, but there's a "secret" way to enable it.

In the configuration of your local sources, where you would say "database=WorkCalendar" or something, say "database=SyncEvolution_Test_WorkCalendar" instead. This will tell SyncEvolution that if "SyncEvolution_Test_WorkCalendar" doesn't already exist, it should create it. (Maybe it can be renamed later...)

Yeah, perhaps a bad idea, but it's possible. I can look into improving SyncEvolution's support for this kind of thing.

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answered 2014-03-16 19:11:44 +0300

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The jolla already supports multiple calenders. I admit it can be better. My jolla shows 8 calenders and I can choose between 4 with a new item.

The MS Exchange calender works flawless with the currently known limitations already mention on together.

I like the jolla calender because it has weeknumbers which iPhone and Windows phone don't have.

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