Publishing iCal Calendars without .Mac??

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  1. nomad01 macrumors 68000

    nomad01

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    #1
    Can anyone offer any tips on how to do this? Is it a major b4ll ache to do or is there some nifty way of doing it.

    Just want to be able to view my calendar if I'm out and about... and for my other half to view it too.

    Cheers
    Steve
     
  2. scanez macrumors newbie

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    You can publish it at icalx.com. Not as nice looking as .mac, but gets the job gone.
     
  3. RumMunkey macrumors 6502a

    RumMunkey

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    You can publish your calendar to any webserver then view it with a browser. You won't be able to edit the calendar or subscribe for updates with this method though.

    Try this...

    In iCal, select a calendar then go to "Calendar" and "Publish"
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    Choose to publish on a private server and enter your login credentials
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    Publish away.

    I believe after it publishes it will give you the final URL to access the calendar using any browser.
     
  4. nomad01 thread starter macrumors 68000

    nomad01

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    Thanks very much for this . I had already tried this but it doesn't publish it in an html format from what I can tell.

    If I access the URL it gives me, I just get a text/code list of the appointments.

    am I doing something wrong?

    I'll take a look at iCalX in the meantime.
     
  5. RumMunkey macrumors 6502a

    RumMunkey

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    Try this....

    Go to http://yoursite.com/directory/mycalendar (NO extension)

    instead of webcal://yoursite.com/directory/mycalendars.ics.
     
  6. nomad01 thread starter macrumors 68000

    nomad01

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    Okay, iCal gave mea url in this format:

    http://www.username.blueyonder.co.uk/Cal.ics

    I've tried accessing it with that url and also with

    http://www.username.blueyonder.co.uk/Cal

    All I get when I access this page is:

    BEGIN:VCALENDAR
    METHOD:pUBLISH
    X-WR-TIMEZONE:Europe/London
    PRODID:-//Apple Inc.//iCal 3.0//EN
    CALSCALE:GREGORIAN
    X-WR-CALNAME:Home
    VERSION:2.0
    X-WR-RELCALID:F157D3F6-2D79-4F02-803D-60E5050AEC40
    X-APPLE-CALENDAR-COLOR:#0252D4
    BEGIN:VTIMEZONE
    TZID:Europe/London
    BEGIN:DAYLIGHT
    TZOFFSETFROM:+0000
    TZOFFSETTO:+0100
    DTSTART:19810329T010000
    RRULE:FREQ=YEARLY;BYMONTH=3;BYDAY=-1SU
    TZNAME:BST
    END:DAYLIGHT
    BEGIN:STANDARD
    TZOFFSETFROM:+0100
    <SNIP>


    Not pasting it all in here. :)

    Any other thoughts? :-(

    Steve
     
  7. hmmfe macrumors regular

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    You can publish to a private server but you'll need to enable webDav. We are using 10.4 server to do just that so we can share our calendars in the office. Works well, but I am getting ready to migrate to 10.5 server and use a real calendar server.

    The only real gotcha is changing permissions on the /Library/webserver/documents folder on the server. You need to give read/write to "www". Once you do this you can setup permissions to access the webserver for some additional security.
     
  8. j26 macrumors 65832

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    You can sync to Google calendars with Spanning Sync. Edits made to either will be reflected in the next sync, so she can even add to your list of appointments as she sees fit (not sure if that's good or bad). It's not cheap, but there is a free trial to see if it suits.
     

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