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From: Brady Trainor <algebrat@uw.edu>
To: Bastien <bzg@gnu.org>
Cc: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: calfw-org, view single org file; very ugly hack
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:04:58 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <5354C31A.8080108@uw.edu> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <87ha5oqzlv.fsf@bzg.ath.cx>

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On 04/19/2014 11:33 PM, Bastien wrote:
> Brady Trainor <algebrat@uw.edu> writes:
>> Was there a better way (outside of joining development of
>> calfw-org)?
> PS: Joining forces for development always seems like a good idea :)

Of course, Bastien you have answered this question well in 2007. Link:


That is, I tried several things, and I'm ending up with pretty much the 
recipe you describe.

I can use icalendar.el to simply convert .ics files to diary format.

I can cut and paste between a diary and org-mode file if I want to. I 
can simply edit the .ics calendar from another app if I feel it's 
easier. I could even view the .ics file in Emacs with calfw-ical. I 
could compare these dates with plain text (diary and org-mode), 
calfw-ical, calfw-cal, calfw-org, and agenda-view.

I found the org-caldav too limiting in the syntax, as I'd like the 
freedom to use more diary sexp in my org files (won't allow times with 
diary sexp at this time). My use of org-mode is just to organic right 
now, so I prefer less restrictions by my use of .ics files. There seem 
to be many ical2org scripts out there, but I think I'd prefer at this 
point to just shoot for a cleaner break between .ics and Emacs formats.

I do find the conversion from .ics to diary to be sufficient, and will 
probably use this to empty out my .ics files from time to time and keep 
records in plain text diary format.

I think this is more or less a simple enough and effective system for my 
needs for now. And it should be flexible enough as well, if I want to 
try a different calendaring system down the road.


#+BEGIN_SRC dot :file ./gv/caldiagram.png :cache yes :cmdline -Tpng
digraph {
         { rank = same
         gcal -> ics [ dir = "both" label = "GCALDaemon (sync)" ]
         // owncloud -> ics2 [ dir = "both" ]
         // ics2 -> orgmode [ dir = "both" label = "org-caldav" ]
         // ics2 [ label = "ics" ]
         ics -> diary [ dir = "both"
                       label = "icalendar.el (manual)"
         diary -> agendaview
         // orgmode -> ics [ constraint = false
                         // label = 
                         // ]
         orgmode -> agendaview
         // diary -> calendar
         diary -> calfw
         ics -> calfw
         orgmode -> calfw [ constraint = false ]

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      reply	other threads:[~2014-04-21  7:05 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2014-04-20  1:04 calfw-org, view single org file; very ugly hack Brady Trainor
2014-04-20  6:33 ` Bastien
2014-04-21  7:04   ` Brady Trainor [this message]

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