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GNOME meets ownCloud

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Now that we are in the middle of the various freezes in preparation for GNOME 3.8, it is a good time to talk about some of the things that happened over the last six months. One such thing is the integration of ownCloud in GNOME. Go to the Online Accounts panel in Settings (hit the super key or the Activities button and type “online”) to enable your ownCloud account, and you will be able to access your calendars, contacts and files from GNOME.

Calendars and contacts can be accessed via CalDAV and CardDAV from their respective tabs in Evolution. Files in your ownCloud storage show up as volumes via WebDAV in Nautilus and GtkFileChooser.

ownCloud calendar in Evolution

ownCloud contacts in Evolution

ownCloud files in Nautilus

Many thanks to Milan Crha for making the necessary changes to hook up Evolution with ownCloud in time for 3.8.0.

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Written by Debarshi Ray

4 March, 2013 at 22:48

13 Responses

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  1. Is it just for personal servers or does Gnome provide some ownCloud space?

    Stefan Prasse

    5 March, 2013 at 08:58

    • GNOME might offer a ownCloud instance to certain teams. eg., I know that the Marketing Team would like to use it. However I won’t expect it to offer a public service to everybody out there on the Internet, mostly because of limited resources.

      Debarshi Ray

      5 March, 2013 at 12:33

  2. [...] zeigt aber Debarshi Ray in seinem Blog große Fortschritte mit der OwnCloud-Integration. So werden in Nautlius die Dateien [...]

  3. This one is one of the new features I was more excited about (I have a owncloud account myself; with this work its going to be much more easy access to all the services)

    Thanks a lot for this work

    Javier Jardón (@jjardon)

    5 March, 2013 at 13:06

  4. Great news! Thanks!

    toabctl

    5 March, 2013 at 15:46

  5. Great job! I’m really looking forward to this!

    eischmann

    5 March, 2013 at 18:55

  6. Congratulations on this fantastic feature. I’ve been waiting for it since gnome-online-accounts came to life. Free software meets free software eventually!

    Stefano Costa

    6 March, 2013 at 11:15

    • Inorite? I actually considered working on this for my OPW internship, until I realized I didn’t know squat about making GNOME apps in Javascript and there wasn’t a good way for anyone to learn and I really should be documenting that instead.

      This is still incredibly cool though.

      jewelfox

      8 March, 2013 at 00:27

  7. [...] GNOME meets ownCloud [...]

  8. […] ago I had written about how we integrated ownCloud in GNOME for 3.8. One interesting infrastructural enhancement that was […]

  9. […] Calendar and the big companies can’t poke their noses into my personal data. GNOME also supports synchronization with ownCloud, which allow me to work easily with the same data on my PC, laptop […]

  10. This is all looking very cool, but I don’t seem to be able to access my ownCloud files in apps. If I try and open one of my ownCloud org files, for instance, it refuses to do so, regardless of which app I choose. On top of this, the old sync client approach now doesn;t seem to work, with my old ownCloud folder not updating, even if the sync client is running. Any ideas on what I might need to pull all this together?

    Nigel Green (@itsnigelgreen)

    13 January, 2014 at 18:26


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