Librem 5 Calendar App

this is the right place to file an issue regarding the version of GNOME calendar that we ship with pureOS Byzantium.


O.k., thanks, I will do so!

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I was looking with lsof to see where the Calendar app is storing the calendar entries in a file (to see, if I could add/delete entries with an editor vim for example). While this, I saw that the app is connecting with HTTPS other servers, here is what tcpdump shows:

13:05:34.394846 IP > Flags [S], seq 2261128297, win 64240, options [mss 1460,sackOK,TS val 3907572838 ecr 0,nop,wscale 7], length 0
13:05:34.611600 IP > Flags [S.], seq 3946294893, ack 2261128298, win 26847, options [mss 1452,sackOK,TS val 2468437968 ecr 3907572838,nop,wscale 8], length 0
13:05:34.611736 IP > Flags [.], ack 1, win 502, options [nop,nop,TS val 3907573054 ecr 2468437968], length 0
13:05:34.614101 IP > Flags [P.], seq 1:518, ack 1, win 502, options [nop,nop,TS val 3907573057 ecr 2468437968], length 517
13:05:34.857371 IP > Flags [.], ack 518, win 117, options [nop,nop,TS val 2468438259 ecr 3907573057], length 0

$ host domain name pointer

Why is the app doing this? And where is this to be configured to avoid it?


Weather check, I guess?

whois says the IP-address belongs to Amazon. I guess the weather Service or whatever is hosted in their cloud.

What has weather to do with Calendar? If this can‘t be disabled I will deinstall this app. And this app should be marked as suspicious in the PureOS app store.

If this can‘t be disabled

You know, you could just check first:


No, I did not. That‘s why I asked above. Thanks for your hint.

Some calendars include weather so you can plan your week and appointments better, I believe.

For me, the calendar app remains pretty much useless in practice since I can’t see today’s events, in the week view things get too small and there is no single day view, or smile list view.

What I need is some way to just show me “what are today’s events?”, something that the regular Calendar app seems unable to do so far.

I remember seeing somewhere that there was some kind of calendar widget for the lockscreen that did include a list view, but I can’t find it now. Is there something like that, or was I dreaming?

There is, in the latest version of phosh. You enable it in Mobile Settings, and it will show you upcoming events on the lock screen by a swipe from left to right.

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Where, exactly? I can’t find it.

@tomoqv thanks, but I don’t seem to have a “Lockscreen” part in Settings.

How do you get to it, is it next to “Sound”, “Power”, “Displays”, and so on? Or is it like a submenu inside something else?

The phosh version I have is 0.22.0.

You are in the wrong settings. Search for “mobile” in the app switcher and it should show up if installed on your device. Or apt search phosh-mobile-settings to check if it is installed.

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Aha, great, sudo apt install phosh-mobile-settings did the trick. Thanks @tomoqv

Now I have my upcoming calendar events available from the lockscreen. Most excellent.

Any chance the calendar will have invite capability? I use mine connected to my nextcloud server and would like the ability to send calendar invites from the phone, but it doesn’t look like it has a field to input contacts to send to.

I just would like to get that ‘Upcoming Events’ view from the lockscreen, as an app while I’m logged in. I long for a nice agenda view :smiley:

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today I discussed with my wife about the starting time of a meeting and I realized that there is a problem in GNOME Calendar with ICS calendars and the local time settings.
While Evolution shows the correct begin of the meeting (e.g. 13:00), the GNOME Calendar app has a delay of 2 hours (e.g. 15:00), my setting is CEST, so +2 hours.
Maybe this problem is related to this issue gnome-calendar overcompensates time zone difference in web ics calendar. This issue describes my problem very well.
Is it possible to update GNOME Calendar in PureOS or do I have to use the Flatpak version? The last option is not my favourite.

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In general I would highly appreciate when Purism would follow upstream releases faster. Evolution is at version 3.38.3-1+deb11u1 on my Librem 5. My Fedora desktop has version 3.46.4. I sometimes have the impression that I experience still old bugs on my Librem 5 that have been fixed upstream a long time ago.