Wednesday, February 09, 2005

More ical

When we last left Sanjay Ghemawat's ical calendar program, I was trying to get it to run on a SUSE Linux machine, without much success. The problem seems to be the various versions of Tcl and Tk that are to be found in different implementations of Linux.

Fortunately, a new version, ical-2.3.1, is out. This site has bandwidth problems, though. Fortunately, I found John Heidmann's site, which has source RPMs for Fedora Core 2 and 3. After extracting the source, and looking closely at the spec file, I was able to get ical up and running on the SUSE machine, meaning that now I can get notified before every seminar.

Dare I try compling the Fedora Core 3 RPM on this machine? Not tonight, but maybe over the weekend.