For those that are interested in keeping tabs on upcoming events the calendar.ics we now dynamically publish based on this blogs posts is one of the easier ways to do it. Today I’ve been playing with this and the sun-bird plugin for thunder bird/fire fox. The sun bird plugin allows you to import (you can even tell it to re-import on start up) remote calendars, such as the Events Calendar.
My only gripe is that the plugin is basically a completely new program and that it doesn’t seem to integrate very well with thunder bird, this could be a whole lot more useful and more to the point, more intuitive, to a whole lot more people. Once I downloaded and installed the plugin nothing on the thunder bird interface actually looked or seemed any different and it took me a fair while to track down the solitaire menu item when I could launch the sun bird interface from, so a big thumbs down on usability. As far as I can see all that it needs to be a little more useful is a little calendar looking item in the main interface that some how indicates events are occurring on certain days and by clicking would open to the plugins normal looking page.
Apart from evolution can anyone suggest any other plugins for thunder bird that integrate better, so that shared calendar events etc for people can better keep tabs of each other by publishing their public calendar to the Internet somewhere?