Rainlendar is a feature rich calendar application that is easy to use and doesn't take much space on your desktop. The appearance can be customized with skins and you can even mix different skins together. And fortunately, you can run it on Linux including Ubuntu natively. So, today I'd like to show you how to install and configure Rainlendar on Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot.

Installing Rainlendar

First thing first, you need to download its installer here. Once downloaded, double-click the download *.deb file or type the following command on Terminal:
  • sudo dpkg -i rainlendar2-lite_2.9.b111-1_i386.deb
  • sudo apt-get -f install
Automaticaly run Rainlendar when computer starts
Click on the settings menu and choose "Startup Applications".

In the "Startup Applications Preferences" click "Add" and type "rainlendar2" in the "command" field. Fill in the other fields with anything you like.

Configuring Rainlendar
To configure Rainlendar, just right-click on Rainlendar area and then choose "Options ...:.

Adding skin
Rainlendar can be customized with skins, you can download them here, once downloaded, extract its content to "/home/username/.config/.rainlendar2/skins". Now, you can activate your newly skin from Rainlendar options.

Regards :)