I'm using gnome shell. Many of the gnome apps (e.g. gnome contacts, the calender in the panel) use the evolution address book/calendar.. How can I tell them to use the data from thunderbird?

I tried evolution for a while, but while it works fine for contacts and calendar, it just is not reliable enough for emails. Is there any way to replace it with thunderbird?

  • Thunderbird does not have a native calendar... What exactly do you want to integrate? – dadexix86 Dec 6 '15 at 13:37
  • But the add-on Lightning is now (since TB 38.0.1) as default integrated. – wittich Dec 6 '15 at 14:20
  • There's still no addin to connect TB with the Gnome online accounts ...? – Peter T. Mar 30 at 15:36

I tried the following now:

# remove evolution packages
sudo apt-get remove evolution evolution-common evolution-data-server evolution-data-server-common evolution-data-server-online-accounts

# install thunderbird
sudo apt-get install thunderbird tunderbird-common thunderbird-gnome-support thunderbird-local-en

I hope I did't miss anything.

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  • I can't remove this packages without also removing gdm and gnome-shell... – Jonas Jan 5 '16 at 19:12

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