A new release candidate for Sunbird 0.3a2 is now available. The previous release candidate identified several problems releated to timezones and events not being displayed at the correct time. Since we figured that most people probably wouldn’t upgrade if the program didn’t display times correctly, we decided to fix it and have another release candidate. The best solution that we found for this was to finally include a functional timezone picker. You should choose your timezone in the Preferences window prior to using this new version. After doing this, the times of your events should be properly displayed, allowing you to play around with the other improvements since 0.3a1.
Due to ongoing work on Mozilla’s toolkit, you’ll also notice a brand-new extention/theme management system in 0.3a2. This is the new Add-ons manager that is being developed for future versions of Firefox and Thunderbird, so consider this a sneak preview. Special thanks to Rob Strong for his work on this!
You’ll also notice that, unlike the last release candidate, these builds will identify themselves as 0.3a2, in the hopes that this truly can become the actual 0.3a2 release.
Please test these new candidates and report any problems you may find.
UPDATE: We are aware of the crashing in these candidates. Thanks to everyone for reporting it. This was caused by a checkin outside the calendar codebase, and a fix for the crash is currently in the review process. We hope to have a new set of release-candidates soon.