[Cosmo-dev] Working with Cosmo Feeds

Elliot Lee osafoundation at intelliot.com
Thu Jun 29 16:41:21 PDT 2006


On 6/19/06, Ted Leung <twl at osafoundation.org> wrote:
>
> On Jun 16, 2006, at 2:40 PM, Brian Moseley wrote:
>
> > On 6/16/06, John Townsend <towns at osafoundation.org> wrote:
[...]
> > i haven't yet seen any tools that use gdata. i searched this morning
> > for a movable type plugin that could interact with google calendar -
> > nothing. a calatom feed, on the other hand, can be integrated with
> > movable type with the commonly used feed plugin. i could do this with
> > cosmo-demo today.

how? is this documented somewhere yet?

>
> Here are a few tools that use GData:
>
> Drupal module <http://drupal.org/node/66207>
> Java Calendar Syncing Library <http://svn.deadbeef.com/
> GoogleCalendarSync/trunk/>
> Sync calendar/contacts to iPod <http://johnnygizmo.blogspot.com/
> 2006/04/getcals-01-available.html>
[...]

i looked at the drupal module and it seems to just generate atom
feeds. the java calendar syncing library uses the java google data
api, but all of the non-google code looks like C#. the sync calendar
to ipod program appears to just do this:

wget http://URL-of-icalfile.com -O Name-of-iCal
mv Name-of-iCal /path/to/iPod/Calendars
rm Name-of-iCal

and repeat for each calendar.. so it just uses ical and not gdata.
this is because google calendar offers an ical "private address" that
has a "magic cookie" in it so that it can be used without
authentication. the ipod is mounted as a disk and works with ical.

thanks,
elliot


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