Feature request: Sync local .ics files (e.g. them synced via dropbox / teamdrive / etc)
sync local ics
Currently it is unfortunatelly not possible to sync local .ics files to the Android calendar via ICSdroid (them being synced with other devices via e.g. dropbox, teamdrive etc.).
A link to the ics file e.g. of the form
is not accepted by ICSdroid.
This would be very handy, though. I am already syncing my .ics calendars between several Linux computers using Thunderbird + Lightning and Teamdrive.
thank you for posting it here! we’ll have a look on how hard this is to be implemented. currently only http is supported.
but another question: wouldn’t be calDAV an appropriate solution (lightweight caldav server and davdroid to sync with it?)? you’d have the possibility to change events on the phone as well then.
thx for the fast response. “you’d have the possibility to change events on the phone as well then.” Wouldn’t I have this possibility with the feature requested above?
Moreover, many people have dropbox/teamdrive/etc. already installed on their devices. When they choose to look for a sync solution for their address books/calendars, they do not necessarily want to set up an extra calDAV server, which would mean yet another cloud storage solution on their devices. I think my feature request therefore would be used by quite some people.
As far as I know there currently is only ICSSync which is capable of syncing from local ics files. Would be great to see an OS solution, too! (Just flattred bitfire btw)
Alright. We’ve thought about it and now implemented the ability to add local files as well. You’ll be pleased with our next release
Great! Thank you so much!!!
“you’d have the possibility to change events on the phone as well then.” Wouldn’t I have this possibility with the feature requested above?
No, because ICSdroid can only sync in one direction (.ics file → calendar).
If you need to sync in both directions, you’d need CalDAV (or any other protocol/app) anyway.
Thanks for the reply. I think this was a misunderstanding then. I thougt that icsdroid would feature full bidirectional syncing. I guess then it is not what I was looking for - unfortunately…
If there is any solution for my setup (syncing from a local .ics file-see first post) I would be glad for some hints. Otherwise I will have to work myself through the calDAV subject…
@armadillo Synchronizing events (and tasks) is a very complicated task and it’s not done with simple copy operations. All the complex operations and requirements are best covered by a separate protocol – as CalDAV.