26
Oct 06

Clean Out Bugzilla Calendar Test Day – Oct. 31st.

Join us for a our regular biweekly calendar test day on Tuesday October 31st. It’s Halloween, so we’ll be venturing down into the dark, spider-webbed dungeons of bugzilla and confirming the unconfirmed bugs that lurk in the shadows.

Seriously, we will be working to confirm as many unconfirmed calendar bugs as we can. There are actually quite a few of them just since 0.3a2 was released. Clearing these out will help us free some time so that we can concentrate on the new functionality that will be landing soon.

We’re really going to need some help on this test day, given the number of bugs we need to confirm. So, if you can publicize our test day, please do. This test day, like all of them, is open to everyone. You don’t need any special bugzilla permissions to participate, and we’re happy to aid folks unfamiliar to the Mozilla system.

For more information on the test day, please see: http://wiki.mozilla.org/Calendar:Current_QA_TestDay

Thanks very much for your help


22
Oct 06

Calendar Interoperability Test Day Results

Thanks to everyone that participated in our Calendar Interoperability Test Day last week. We had a good turnout, and we were able to test Lightning and Sunbird against 8 other calendar systems. We found nine bugs in Lightning and Sunbird as a result of our testing, and we verified several existing bugs. Special thanks go to Sebo for setting up the test day wiki page, to all our participants, and to Linpro AS for sponsoring our Test Day prizes.

Thanks to everyone that participated: sandos, tering tuby, sopues, dmose, j9, xFallenAngel, julie, Lisa, worzel, Mc, mat75, Sidney, Damian, sebo, woodturner, hamm, unlogic, celina63, thebofh, fopper, Andreas, ssitter, zach, jminta, lilmatt, bbbrowning.
We tested Lightning and Sunbird with:

  • Apple iCAL
  • Evolution
  • KOrganizer
  • Google Calendar
  • Trumba
  • The new Google Calendar Provider by our own xFallenAngel (not technically a third party product)
  • Novell Groupwise 7
  • Microsoft Outlook 2003

The winners of our test day were Sidney and Worzel! Congratulations!
Our next test day will be October 31st. See you then.

All the third-party application names are either registered trademarks or trademarks of their owning companies.


13
Oct 06

Next Calendar Test Day: 17 October

In light of the recent 0.3 release, we’ve seen quite a few bugs coming
through as people try to load data into Lightning and Sunbird from their
favorite clients. We’re going to have an entire test day focused on
interoperability testing on Tuesday. Among other things, this means:

Testing For Lightning:

  • Test receiving email invitations from other clients and adding them
    to a Lightning calendar

  • Test importing and exporting Lightning calendars to/from other
    calendar applications

  • Test how Sunbird works with published calendars that were generated
    from other applications

  • Test how Lightning works with WCAP data from Sun WCAP servers
    (requires Lightning WCAP extension)

  • Are there other interoperability tests you can dream up for Lightning?

Testing For Sunbird:

  • Test importing and exporting Sunbird calendars to/from other calendar
    applications

  • Test how Sunbird works with published calendars that were generated
    from other applications

  • Are there other interoperability tests you can dream up for Sunbird?

Since we need the ability to test against as many other calendar
applications and calendar servers as possible, we need your help.

Each of us has access to certain clients that others may not have access
to. So, any test you can think up that measures the interoperability of
your specific calendar servers and clients with Sunbird/Lightning will
be appreciated.

Once again, our friends at Linpro AS (http://www.linpro.no) will be
sponsoring the prizes for this test day.

Hope to see you in #calendar-qa on Tuesday, October 17. For more
information on the test day, please see:
http://wiki.mozilla.org/Calendar:Current_QA_TestDay

Thanks for the help!


11
Oct 06

Calendar Test Day results & plans for another…

Last week’s Calendar Test Day was another great success. It was held in
preparation for the 0.3 release. At that time we found 1 new show
stopper bug (which was addressed in 0.3), 5 other bugs (all minor). We
verified several of the fixes that went into 0.3, and we ran over 150
tests in Litmus.
We’d like to thank everyone that helped out: jminta, lilmatt, dmose,
celina63, xFallenAngel, Mc, bbbrowning, karora, mschroder, rogerk, sebo,
lonelybob, nightrat, taliesin, ssitter, omar_public, matthaeus123,
excessory, tedbullock, worzel, and damian.
We would also like to extend a special note of thanks to the good people
at Linpro AS (http://www.linpro.no) for sponsoring our prizes. They have
graciously offered to sponsor the next test day’s prizes as well.
Speaking of prizes, they went out to our two winners:
Sebo – took first place with his show stopper defect.
Karora – took second place by running 45 Litmus testcases.
Thanks very much to everyone. I hope to see you all again. Our next test
day will be October 17, next Tuesday. Stay tuned for more details.
– Clint


10
Oct 06

Sunbird & Lightning 0.3 Released

The Mozilla Calendar Project is pleased to announce the release of
Sunbird and Lightning 0.3.
Thanks to the hard work of our localizers, both Sunbird and Lightning
are available immediately in 17 different locales.
To download either of these, please visit
http://www.mozilla.org/projects/calendar/
Do read the release notes before installing and using this software, as
there are some gotchas that you need to be aware of.
Sunbird Release Notes:
http://www.mozilla.org/projects/calendar/releases/sunbird0.3.html
Lightning Release Notes:
http://www.mozilla.org/projects/calendar/releases/lightning0.3.html
Thank you again to all our developers, contributors, localizers,
testers, and supporters. We would not be able to do this without your
assistance!
-lilmatt, for the MozCal team


07
Oct 06

Sunbird and Lightning 0.3RC2 available

The second release candidate builds for Sunbird and Lightning 0.3 are now available.
Key things to know about these bits:

We’d love all the help we can get ensuring that we know about all the important bugs. Please download and file bugs in Bugzilla (or, if in doubt, ask in #calendar-qa on IRC).


05
Oct 06

Sun Microsystems contributes to Lightning to create a Personal Application Manager (PIM) application for OpenOffice.org

Hi folks,
I have some really good news to share with you.

It’s been officially confirmed by Michael Bemmer, Engineering Director at Sun Microsystems, on the OpenOffice.org Conference (OOoCon 2006) that Sun is contributing significantly to the Lightning Project to provide users with an alternative open source choice by combining OpenOffice.org respectively StarOffice and Thunderbird/Lightning.

You can find the details on slides 16-19 of Michael’s presentation or watch his presentation on video (you need the ogg theora codec to watch the video).

Of course the development team is pretty excited about this, even though we were aware of this for some time already, as Sun has already contributed a lot of development effort to Lightning and Sunbird.

Please join me in welcoming the Sun developers into our community.


02
Oct 06

Sunbird and Lightning 0.3RC1 available

The first release candidate builds for Sunbird and Lightning 0.3 are now available.
Key things to know about these bits:
* Windows Sunbird users should be sure to remove any old installation of Sunbird before starting the 0.3RC1 installer. This (bug 355255) will be fixed in 0.3RC2.
* No localizations are currently available. This will change for 0.3RC2 and/or final.
* The release notes are still a work in progress; however it is believed that they contain most of the important information. Please read them carefully before installing: Sunbird Release Notes, Lightning Release Notes.
We’d love all the help we can get ensuring that we know about all the important bugs. Please download and file bugs in Bugzilla (or, if in doubt, ask in #calendar-qa on IRC): Sunbird, Lightning.