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  • 14:28 Oh, the Eastercon program is available as an iCalendar file www.odyssey2010.org/ (half way down page) I can sync it onto my iPhone. #
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the_magician
Mar. 29th, 2010 12:44 pm (UTC)
How does iPhone/iCalendar handle programme item changes?
qidane
Mar. 29th, 2010 02:38 pm (UTC)
Not well is the short answer. Real answer is more complex.

There are two ways of adding the file to iCal on the Mac:
* import the data which gives me a frozen copy of the file
* subscribe to the URL of the file which gives me a refresh-able view of the data so I get changes if the file is updated

The second sound likes what you want but it has a couple of problems:
* it is a read-only copy so you cannot edit the events (the main edit I want to make is to add a reminder alarm)
* i cannot get the subscription version to sync onto my iphone
the_magician
Mar. 29th, 2010 02:45 pm (UTC)
Drat!

We're still not "there" yet with online events planning updating to devices ... ideally each scheduled item would have a link back to the master calendar (a link that's not dictated by date/time!) so that as the master calendar updates, your local copy can resync and each item moves itself to the new current location (and perhaps leaves a log to show you where items were moved or deleted) and your personal updates would move with the item (so alarms would be relative to the item start date/time so they'd still go off 15 minutes before)
qidane
Mar. 29th, 2010 03:02 pm (UTC)
Ah, the trick is you add the subscription on the phone not on the mac...
http://blog.fosketts.net/2009/06/17/subscribe-internet-calendars-iphone-30/
qidane
Mar. 29th, 2010 03:21 pm (UTC)
Quote from the web page:
"Large numbers of events will cause Calendar to be very, very slow. Beware!"

Yep, I agree with that!
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