Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Guide: Installing Rainlendar

Rainlendar is a fabulous calendar program which sits on your desktop. It allows you to place events and create "To Do" lists. Rainlendar is now available for Windows, OS X, and Linux. The OS X version is in beta, but so far nothing wrong has been found in it. The installation of Rainlendar on OS X and Windows is incredibly easy. For Windows, just download the correct installation file, and run it. For OS X 10.5 (Tiger 10.4 hasn't been extensively tested) you have to go to the beta page and click on the newest build thread, and download the .dmg file. After the download is complete, open the .dmg and drag the program to your Application folder. You will also probably want to add the icon to your dock, as it will appear there whenever you run the program.

Linux, on the other hand, is a different story.

Linux needs a little more work allow Rainlendar to do whatever it wants. This guide will install Linux on Ubuntu 7.10.

1: Download the DEB Linux file, either Lite or Pro and save it.
2: Open it up using the GDebi Package Installer.
3: Install Rainlendar. You will now find an icon for it in the Menu (Applications -> Office -> Rainlendar2)
4: To get Rainlendar to start when you log in, do the following:
4a: Go to the Sessions option. (System -> Preferences -> Sessions)
4b: Click "Add".
4c: Add a name for the new start up program ("Rainlendar" works well here.)
4d: Click "Browse" and go to /usr/share/rainlendar2/rainlendar2 Click it, and then click "open".
4e: If you want, you can add a description.
4f: Hit "OK".

There, now Rainlendar will start once you log in.

If you want to synchronize calendars between OS's on the same computer, change the Path for the default Calendar in the "Calendar" tab of the options. The first time you move the file you may actually have to create the new Default calendar file. In this case, when you are the folder you want the new Default calendar to be, just type "Default.ics" and click open.


kristian said...

I wondered if you could help me.
I have brougt a iPod Touch and I am useing Rainlender on my computer, but the problem is that I cann't synchronize with the calender on the iPod that are already installed, and I like Rainlender as my calender program.
Are there any way to fix to work with the two different program and still synchronize?
Do you think it's possible to install the Rainlender2 trail version on a iPod Touch to synchronize it with my computer running windows xp?
I know it was a lot of christians but I hope someone can help me os I don't have to write it twice everytime.

Thanks :)

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