2 way sync with gcal via thunderbird

Okay im totally psyched about this. Been looking for two way synchronisation with my google calendar for ages now it seems. Every solution has always required me to install complicated (seemed that way) applications and troublesome synching procedures.
I just wanted a simple calendar on my desktop that not only shows my gcal but allows me to upload appointments.

Now the solution is here, and within my favorite e-mail client also. Longstanding calendar pluging for thunderbird “lightning” will allow you to get your google calender to see. And the “provider” pluging will enable you to do two way sync. No further instructions that install both extensions for thunderbird, and the rest is pretty easy.

I got this hot top from the ubuntu forums: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=540330