Cross-platform calendar Using Sunbird in Ubuntu

Mozilla Sunbird™ is a cross-platform calendar application, built upon Mozilla Toolkit. Our goal is to bring Mozilla-style ease-of-use to your calendar, without tying you to a particular storage solution.

Install Sunbird in Ubuntu Dapper Drake

Download Latest version of Sunbird from here to your /opt directory

Once you download the sunbird you need to extract using the following command

sudo tar -jxvf sunbird-0.3rc1.en-US.linux-i686.tar.bz2

Now you have sunbird directory in your /opt

Now you need to setup the folder owner using the following command

sudo chown -R root:root /opt/sunbird/

Change the permissions using the following command

sudo chmod -R 755 /opt/sunbird/

Create a link for the program

sudo ln -s /opt/sunbird/sunbird /usr/bin/sunbird

Now you need to craete a application menu for this you need to create a file

sudo gedit /usr/share/applications/sunbird.desktop

add the following lines and save the file

[Desktop Entry]
Comment=Calendar Application

Now you can refresh gnome desktop using the following command

sudo killall gnome-panel

This will complete the installation and application menu creation.

Now if you want to access sunbird you need to go to Applications—>Office—>Sunbird you can see this in the following screen


This will open a windows like below with Dayview Calender


Now we will see some Screenshots for Sunbird calender

Week View Calender


Multi Week View Calender


Moth View Calender


New Task Window


New Event Window


Mozilla Sunbird Details


Sunbird add-ons window


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One thought on “Cross-platform calendar Using Sunbird in Ubuntu

  1. I’ve been trying to install sunbird via tar for a few days with no luck. Following the instructions here gave me success. Great set of instructions.


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