This update has many changes behind the scenes. addresses a few bugs and has some speed improvements in OSX 10.8. I recommend it especially if you are using OSX 10.8.
The changes are:
Set events as 'free' time in OSX 10.8.
Fix launchd permissions bug blocking background syncing for some users.
Fix repeating alarm bug in OSX 10.8.
Addressed reported duplicates on upgrade issue.
Removed reminder only calendars from calendar picker.
Other small bug fixes.
I have had a couple of emails in the last few days in relation to Apple's iCloud and duplicates in iCal. Having used iCal Dupe Deleter the duplicates for some users are re-appearing in iCal after a short while. The addition of the duplicated events is due to iCloud re-introducing the duplicated events back into the calendars from the server.
Apple have created a knowledge base article (TS4038) that outlines how they suggest users to remove duplicates in MobileMe. This method is identical to that for iCloud calendars and (although it seems long winded) I suggest you follow these instructions when de-duping events from iCloud calendars.
Firstly (following on from the French, German and Spanish localizations in version 2.2.4) Dates to iCal 2.3 is now localized into Italian. I'm very grateful to Roberto Miola for his translations which have enabled this.
I have just uploaded Dates to iCal 2.2.5. This update makes Dates to iCal OSX Lion compatible and I recommend all users update to this version before installing Lion.
For those who have Dates to iCal installed and have already updated to Lion, I suggest you do the following:
1. Replace your previous version of Dates to iCal with version 2.2.5.
2. Open iCal and delete the calendars associated with Dates to iCal.
3. Quit and re-open iCal.
4. Make new calendars to contain the Dates to iCal events.
Mixin.com offer a Facebook app that creates a calendar file of your Facebook friends' birthdays that you can subscribe to in iCal. Take a look at www.fbcal.com. I wrote the following Applescript to copy your Facebook friends' birthdays into Address Book so that Dates to iCal could have access to these dates.
For as long as I have been writing software for Apple Macs I have had occasional, but regular requests that I translate the applications I write. Much to my embarrassment, I have usually evaded such requests due to my worries over the time and complexity I expected to get into, not to mention I really only have a grasp on one language. With a (soon to be released) version of Dates to iCal I'd like to break with that and hope to be able to release it in as many languages as required - but I need your help.