Oct 162006
 

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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]
Name=Sunbird
Comment=Calendar Application
Exec=sunbird
Icon=/opt/sunbird/chrome/icons/default/default.xpm
Terminal=false
Type=Application
Categories=Application;Office;

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

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This will open a windows like below with Dayview Calender

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Now we will see some Screenshots for Sunbird calender

Week View Calender

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Multi Week View Calender

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Moth View Calender

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New Task Window

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New Event Window

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Mozilla Sunbird Details

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Sunbird add-ons window

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  One Response to “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.

    Thanks,
    Burt

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