I would like to try the calendar app from Elementary OS in vanilla Ubuntu. I followed the instructions in Maya Calendar from Elementary OS on Ubuntu, but they don't seem to work anymore; I guess the repo is outdated.

Is there a more recent source? Is that app still working in 2020, or has it been abandoned?

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According to repology.org and then OpenSuSe Build Service this package had latest version public of 0.4.1.

The upstream repository is at GitHub - https://github.com/elementary/calendar .

In the Ubuntu is it available from “elementary OS team” daily PPA.
So we need to get and install one dependency first:

cd ~/Downloads
wget http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/libh/libhandy-1/libhandy-1-0_1.0.0-2_amd64.deb
sudo apt-get install ./libhandy-1-0_1.0.0-2_amd64.deb

and then use PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:elementary-os/daily
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install maya-calendar

Then run it from menu or from terminal by io.elementary.calendar.

Note: visually this application looks very similar to the default GNOME Calendar application, I'm not sure about functionality differences.

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    Thanks! This works, minus some theme trouble (the default font is white and only looks well on dark themes). Functionally, it seems quite different from gnome-calendar; if I understand correctly the codebase is from California, another abandoned calendar application for Gnome. Dec 15, 2020 at 10:55
  • ⚠️ I would suggest to install from the "stable" channel rather than the "daily": sudo add-apt-repository ppa:elementary-os/stable. Nov 24, 2022 at 19:36

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