Evolution Birthday Calendar Doesn`t show Ubuntu One contacts birthdays

Bug #495377 reported by sfantu on 2009-12-11
This bug affects 10 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
evolution (Ubuntu)
Rodrigo Moya
Declined for Maverick by Sebastien Bacher

Bug Description

Binary package hint: evolution

Evolution Birthday Calendar Doesn`t show Ubuntu One contacts birthdays

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: amd64
Date: Fri Dec 11 10:15:35 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/evolution
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release amd64 (20091027)
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: evolution 2.28.1-0ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-16.53-generic
SourcePackage: evolution
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-16-generic x86_64

sfantu (sfantus1) wrote :
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

could you take an screenshot of the issue? could you also export that contact and see if the info is there or not? thanks.

Changed in evolution (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
assignee: nobody → Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs)
status: New → Incomplete
sfantu (sfantus1) wrote :

Ok so it looks like now it shows for one ubuntu contact that I edited in ubuntu one web interface but as the recording will show the birthday can`t be added from evolution. and at the time i submitted this bug-report it also didn`t show the birthday in the calendars

Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

that's happening only with ubuntu one contacts? works fine for others created on your desktop?

sfantu (sfantus1) wrote :

It happens only for ubuntu one contacts .. and i have to say i`m sorry ... the birthdays don`t show .. the birthday that shows is from a contact in personal folder.

Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

assigning to Rodrigo so he can have a look into this, thanks.

Changed in evolution (Ubuntu):
assignee: Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs) → Rodrigo Moya (rodrigo-moya)
status: Incomplete → New
Rodrigo Moya (rodrigo-moya) wrote :

sfantu, what version of evolution-couchdb do you have installed? There was an issue with birthday dates not being stored which is fixed in the packages in this PPA:


so, can you please upgrade to the packages in that PPA and try again?

Changed in evolution (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
sfantu (sfantus1) wrote :

So the birthday are saving all right but they still don`t appear in evolution`s "birthday calendar"

Hello to everyone, also seems that this a quite common problem. I am currently running karmic koala amd64, and i'm having trouble visualizing birthday from contacts in my personal folder. Actually I don't have any contact in my ubuntuone folder. I have already tried to remove contacts with birthdays before 1971 (as it was a older bug affecting evolution) but nothing changed. Yesterday after a LDAP sync birthdays showed, but after i restarted evolution, disappeared again. If you tell me which files to send I'll be glad to describe everyone in more detail my annoying situation. Thank you,

dcuser (mail-peterruschka) wrote :


just wanna bring up this issue and would like to know, it is possible to show the birthday from contacts which are stored in couchdb? Birthday from local contacts appear in the calendar.

michal.gregor (michal.gregor) wrote :

I would like that too – with birthdays not displaying the couchdb calendar is of virtually no use to me and it would be such a nice feature once the contact sync is launched again by Canonical... :)

michal.gregor (michal.gregor) wrote :

FYI - this has been resolved in 2.30. The user can now as well select which address books should display in the birthdays & anniversaries calendar.

mbrett (huckfinn33) wrote :

I still cannot see my contacts' birthdays on Evolution's calendar. All my contacts are on UbuntuOne. I don't know if this is a Evolution problem or a Ubuntu One problem. Please help!

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

rodrigo, is that still an issue?

dobey (dobey) wrote :

A user just came into #ubuntuone on IRC with this same problem. You need to enable the "[] Use in Birthday & Anniveraries calendar" option in the properties for the "Ubuntu One" address book. It is not enabled by default on non-local address books in Evolution.

Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) wrote :

We are closing this bug report because it seems fixed. Please reopen it if you are experiencing this problem, and don't hesitate to submit bug reports in the future. To reopen the bug report you can click on the current status, under the Status column, and change the Status back to "New". Thanks again!

Changed in evolution (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Invalid
status: Invalid → Fix Released
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