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Post Posted August 23rd, 2012, 4:46 pm

Lightning and iCal server
I have set up an iCal server on Mac OS X Server Snow Leopard. I can access it from other Macs using iCal (Calendar in Mountain Lion) or on the web.

But I have some customers who use Windows so am looking for a compatible client. Thunderbird w/Lightning looks like it will do the trick but so far my efforts have been fruitless.

I have set up Thunderbird to access the mail account on the server and it sends and receives fine. I them create a new calendar for that user On The Network and specify CalDAV. For location it seems to want more than a Fully Qualified Domain Name. It accepts it if I prefix with 'http://...' and I have tried a suffix of ':8008' but regardless it doesn't work and if I check the Error Console I see:

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Timestamp: 24/08/12 9:42:05 AM
Warning: There has been an error reading data for calendar: Team.  However, this error is believed to be minor, so the program will attempt to continue. Error code: DAV_DAV_NOT_CALDAV. Description: The resource at http://xyz.abc.com:8008/ is a DAV collection but not a CalDAV calendar

Timestamp: 24/08/12 9:42:05 AM
Warning: There has been an error reading data for calendar: Team.  However, this error is believed to be minor, so the program will attempt to continue. Error code: READ_FAILED. Description:


Does anyone have any feedback on compatibility between Thunderbird/Lightning and OSX Snow Leopard iCal server? Any hints on the correct format of the Location URL? Anything else I am missing?

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Post Posted August 24th, 2012, 2:18 am

I moved your thread from Thunderbird Support to Calendar as that is where the Lightning experts are.

See if http://www.geeklan.co.uk/?p=663 helps. It talks about needing to construct a URL that includes a GUID for the calendar (and has a link to a post about how to get the GUID). I don't know what version of OS X the author was using.

As an aside, you might find http://www.flossmanuals.net/thunderbird/ useful since you are a new Thunderbird user.

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Post Posted August 25th, 2012, 5:57 am

According to the error message you are using the address of a calendar collection instead of the address of the calendar. According to http://trac.calendarserver.org/wiki/CalendarClients the address should be like
https://server.example.com:8443/calendars/users/<<uid>>/calendar
where 'server.example.com' should be set to your calendar server hostname, '<<uid>>' should be the login id of the user. The '/calendar' at the end is the name of the calendar on the server and should be adjusted for the actual calendar stored on the server. To see what that might be use a web browser to examine the files on the calendar server.

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Post Posted September 2nd, 2012, 8:21 pm

Cheers guys. Sorry to take so long to get back to this thread but I didn't receive any reply notifications and forgot about it.

I have tried some variations on the location field but no luck as yet. I'll have a look at geeklan and the other links and see what I can come up with. Will post on success (hopefully).

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Post Posted September 2nd, 2012, 10:43 pm

Yay!

I tried the terminal command but no luck. So I began searching around with a browser and found some Principal Details and Collection Listings rife with GUIDs.

I then constructed a URL using the Geeklan page and my GUID and hey presto, calendar!

Thanks for all your help.

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