Update : Improved (current) tutorial available here.
I’ve been looking for a decent Calendar application lately so I thought I would try Mozilla’s new Sunbird release (v0.3, released October 11, 2006). Perhaps due to its very early release, or perhaps related to the Mozilla vs Debian fiasco it is not yet included in Ubuntu repositories. For those interested in trying it out here are a few quick steps to installing it manually on your Ubuntu machine.
- Download Sunbird (Save As…)
- Unpack the archive (should be on Desktop):
sudo tar -C /opt -xjvf sunbird-0.3.en-US.linux-i686.tar.bz2
- Create a link:
sudo ln -s /opt/sunbird/sunbird /usr/bin/sunbird
- Create meu item:
sudo gedit /usr/share/applications/sunbird.desktop
- Refresh the menu:
If anyone else has used Sunbird and has suggestions on its use or on another application that might offer more please let me know. I hope these instructions work for everyone.