Mailing List CGatePro@mail.stalker.com Message #95366
From: Aaron Willems <aaron@lieberman.com>
Subject: Re: Apple iCal & CalDAV anyone?
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2008 16:17:24 -0700
To: CommuniGate Pro Discussions <CGatePro@mail.stalker.com>
Don't use the Subscription option under Calendar in iCal. Instead open the
iCal menu, go down to Preferences and select accounts. Put the login
information in there.
--
Aaron Willems
Systems Administrator
Lieberman Productions
455 9th St.
San Francisco, Ca 94103
415-955-0855


> From: Karl <kgretton@mac.com>
> Reply-To: CommuniGate Pro Discussions <CGatePro@mail.stalker.com>
> Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2008 01:56:21 +0300
> To: CommuniGate Pro Discussions <CGatePro@mail.stalker.com>
> Subject: Re: Apple iCal & CalDAV anyone?
>
> And what was the solution?
>
> Karl
>
> On 2008-06-28, at 1:54 AM, Aaron Willems wrote:
>
>> Thanks to Ben Hanes, he helped me get things up and running.
>>
>> Have a great weekend, everyone.
>> --  
>> Aaron Willems
>> Systems Administrator
>> Lieberman Productions
>> 455 9th St.
>> San Francisco, Ca 94103
>> 415-955-0855
>>
>>
>>> From: Karl <kgretton@mac.com>
>>> Reply-To: CommuniGate Pro Discussions <CGatePro@mail.stalker.com>
>>> Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2008 01:50:09 +0300
>>> To: CommuniGate Pro Discussions <CGatePro@mail.stalker.com>
>>> Subject: Re: Apple iCal & CalDAV anyone?
>>>
>>> The URL looks wrong.
>>>
>>> What about trying this:
>>>
>>> http://mail.philotv.com/CalDAV/~itdept@philotv.com/Calendar
>>>
>>> Karl
>>>
>>> On 2008-06-28, at 1:01 AM, Aaron Willems wrote:
>>>
>>>> I?m having some issues logging into my Calendar via iCal. I feel
>>>> like I?m almost there. I get the login prompt, but when I login I
>>>> get the following error.
>>>>
>>>> ?Error subscribing to the calendar
>>>> Request for
>>>> http://aaron%40philotv.com@mail.philotv.com/Caldav/itdept@philotv.com/Calen
>>>> da
>>>> r
>>>> failed.
>>>> The server responded with
>>>> "HTTP/1.1 500 mailbox does not exist"
>>>>
>>>> The Calendar does exist, so I?m a little perplexed. I hope I?m just
>>>> missing the oblivious.
>>>>
>>>> Thanks.
>>>> --  
>>>> Aaron Willems
>>>> Systems Administrator
>>>> Lieberman Productions
>>>> 455 9th St.
>>>> San Francisco, Ca 94103
>>>> 415-955-0855
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> From: Ben Hanes <bhanes@chori.org>
>>>> Reply-To: CommuniGate Pro Discussions <CGatePro@mail.stalker.com>
>>>> Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2008 18:30:45 -0700
>>>> To: CommuniGate Pro Discussions <CGatePro@mail.stalker.com>
>>>> Subject: Re: Apple iCal & CalDAV anyone?
>>>>
>>>> I have had the same problems with iCal seeing the Calendars, but not
>>>> being able to make any changes/additions.  After spending a great
>>>> deal of time on this, I have some insights:
>>>>
>>>> ・ Creating a new user and a new Calendar worked.
>>>> ・ Removing the default Calendar and recreating it for my user
>>>> worked
>>>> ・ Using more than 1 calendar does not work
>>>> ・ Using a calendar alias from another account does not work
>>>>
>>>> Now, as long as I only have 1 Calendar, it is working.  I can setup
>>>> iCal to see multiple accounts with success.  This is an OK
>>>> workaround for now.
>>>>
>>>> Another glitch I'm seeing is the Availability in iCal keeps
>>>> reverting to 2AM - 5PM Mon - Thurs.  If I change this in iCal it
>>>> just changes back.  If I verify/change this n WebMail/Pronto, it
>>>> makes no difference to iCal.
>>>>
>>>> At this point, I'm just happy to have some syncing calendars using
>>>> CalDAV in iCal.
>>>>
>>>> Ben
>>>>
>>>> ----------------------------------------------
>>>> Ben Hanes
>>>> Email Administrator
>>>> Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Jun 12, 2008, at 3:04 PM, Gavin Lawrie wrote:
>>>>
>>>> On 12 Jun 2008, at 21:49, Andreas Steinmann wrote:
>>>>
>>>> looks like iCal can show a CGP calendar, but events created in iCal
>>>> does not show on CGP:
>>>>
>>>> 22:30:58.419 3 MAILBOX(as@cphfilmfestivals.dk/INBOX) failed to parse
>>>> calendar message 243044. Error Code=Illegal Calendar data format
>>>> 22:30:58.419 3 MAILBOX(as@cphfilmfestivals.dk/INBOX) failed to parse
>>>> calendar message 243045. Error Code=Illegal Calendar data format
>>>> 22:30:58.423 3 MAILBOX(as@cphfilmfestivals.dk/INBOX) failed to parse
>>>> calendar message 243070. Error Code=Illegal Calendar data format
>>>> 22:30:59.285 1 HTTPU-013462([90.184.97.170]) Unsupported method:
>>>> ACL /CalDAV/Dropbox/71212FE3-ACCF-4B8A-8529-B923F10A70AE.dropbox/
>>>> HTTP/1.1
>>>> 22:32:41.329 1 HTTPU-013469([90.184.97.170]) Unsupported method:
>>>> ACL /CalDAV/Dropbox/71212FE3-ACCF-4B8A-8529-B923F10A70AE.dropbox/
>>>> HTTP/1.1
>>>> 22:32:43.854 1 HTTPU-013474([90.184.97.170]) Unsupported method:
>>>> ACL /CalDAV/Dropbox/71212FE3-ACCF-4B8A-8529-B923F10A70AE.dropbox/
>>>> HTTP/1.1
>>>>
>>>> What's wrong with the Calendar data format?
>>>> Why is CGP trying to parse the Calendar data to INBOX?
>>>> What does unsupported method... mean?
>>>>
>>>> We don't seen any problems with events created in iCal appearing in
>>>> CGP (e.g. Webmail's calendar), or in Sunbird.  I suspect there is
>>>> something odd with your setup of the CGP account that is causing
>>>> these problems.  A simple way we have found to ensure everything is
>>>> working OK is to create a calendar folder via webmail and create a
>>>> junk meeting in that folder in webmail, and create a general folder
>>>> in webmail off the root directory called Dropbox.
>>>>
>>>> Then, when you connect to CGP from iCal using CalDAV iCal scans the
>>>> root folder and identifies the created calendar folder as a
>>>> calendar, along with any other calendars you have created.  So if
>>>> you have three calendar folders in the root folder, you'll see three
>>>> calendars appear in the iCal CalDAV account also.  Of course, if you
>>>> are sure your calendar folder is working OK, you don't need to
>>>> create the extra folder.
>>>>
>>>> I'm guessing from the error that there might be something wrong with
>>>> the ACL and / or location of your Dropbox folder.  We put it off the
>>>> root folder, and by creating it via webmail ensure the ACL is set
>>>> for the user to access.  I'm sure the wizards in this forum could do
>>>> the same thing many dozen other ways, but this is simple and
>>>> reliable.  All iCal seems to do with the Dropbox folder is dump
>>>> files in - CGP is not directly involved, and there is nothing
>>>> obviously complex going on.  It seems that the Dropbox folder can be
>>>> of any type.
>>>>
>>>> I use my_server:8100/CalDAV/Calendar to connect from Mozilla Sunbird
>>>> and everything works fine.
>>>>
>>>> We have CGP web access on port 80, so don't use port qualifiers.
>>>> But don't see why the port should have anything to do with it.  But
>>>> the URL we use to connect to iCal via CalDAV doesn't have anything
>>>> in after CalDAV/ - there probably is some way to pick only the
>>>> calendar you want, but we've not worked it out yet.
>>>>
>>>> Same address does not work from iCal - here i use
>>>> http://my_server:8100/CalDAV/
>>>>
>>>> So you are doing what we do.  Works for us.
>>>>
>>>> But when I change something in iCal, I get: request to the server
>>>> failed (code 30).
>>>>
>>>> This is probably because of the problems with your access to
>>>> Dropbox.  The only purpose that Dropbox seems to serve on CGP is to
>>>> make the 'Calendar not found' errors less common.  They don't go
>>>> away completely, but it helps.  Without Dropbox working, even doing
>>>> something like changing the colour of the calendar will trigger this
>>>> error.  If you have more than one calendar defined you'll get that
>>>> many copies of the error too.  Nice!  Apparently more recent
>>>> versions of CGP are less noisy in this respect, but what exactly is
>>>> cause has not been disclosed (at least to me).  We're running 5.2.3
>>>> on OS X Intel if that helps.
>>>>
>>>> If you have specific issues you are welcome to contact me off-forum
>>>> and I'll see if I can help.  But don't get your hopes up - CGP and
>>>> iCal via CalDAV is really still at proof of concept level: it is
>>>> better than not having it, particularly if you have multiple
>>>> machines and want to update calendar from several places, but for
>>>> general use where you only have one machine talking to calendars on
>>>> CGP it really is more trouble than it is worth, and you are better
>>>> off sticking with publish / subscribe.
>>>>
>>>> Regards
>>>>
>>>> Gavin Lawrie
>>>>
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