The Mayan Calendar is back

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Roland Taylor
published Dec. 9, 2013, 10:27 p.m.

If you need a lightweight and easy to use calendar app for your desktop, look no further! elementary's smooth and clean calendar app (Maya, now renamed "Calendar") is back.

Maya Calendar
Your eyes. Feast them!

Calendar is fast, easy to use, and in my experience so far, seems to be relatively stable (though it's still a work in progress so expect bugs). Currently missing are any options for online syncing, though according to blueprints, such features are on the way.

Seeing as this is bleeding-edge software, the usual warnings apply:

  • You use it at your own risk.
  • It will likely devour your cat. Whole.
  • Do not use it around small children without the sacred amulet (don't say I didn't warn you).
  • AND BY ALL MEANS - Do not! feed it after midnight (unless you fed it before midnight, in which case, it's safe).

So, all jokes aside, here's how you can get Calendar on your system:

  • Add the elementary daily PPA:
    sudo apt-add-repository ppa:elementary-os/daily
  • Then update your sources:
    sudo apt-get update
  • Then install maya-calendar
    sudo apt-get install maya-calendar | or search for it in the Software Centre
  • Then do the rain dance. Wait,
  • You might want to disable the elementary PPA (until you are ready to upgrade your copy of Maya) if you don't want any other packages from the PPA. In such a case, simply open your software sources and disable the PPA's entry, then refresh your sources to reflect the changes.
  • Finally, enjoy your new calendar app :)!

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