Status update (03 May)

Sorry for the long delay since the last status update. Everyone has been pretty busy to get Sunbird 0.3 alpha2 into a decent shape. We’re hoping to release Sunbird 0.3 alpha2 real soon now (this week or next week), so stay tuned. Additionally, the following bugs have had fixes checked in since the last status update.

  • change sunbird version number to 0.3a2
  • Fix ICS calendar regression from WebDAV interface change
  • Bug 237148: hide menuitems for as-yet unsupported features
  • Bug 304541: make the tiemzone picker work
  • Bug 308567: Allow CalDAV provider to use prompt service to request username and password
  • Bug 311268: calDAV provider often uses urls with two slashes
  • Bug 323795: Height of Lightning minimonth/agenda sidebar should persist
  • Bug 328911: Current date indicator doesn’t change until part the way through the day
  • Bug 330386: Clicking on day on calendar pane brings always to month view instead of last view
  • Bug 333449: Update credits.xhtml
  • Bug 333626: add trademarked sunbird branding items to /mozilla/other-licenses/branding
  • Bug 333693: Updated Sunbird release-notes URL
  • Bug 333717: don’t convert to utc when reading an ics entry
  • Bug 333771: removes css selector that makes text flush right
  • Bug 334069: Improve task list to use batching and not always rebuild itself
  • Bug 334423: URL-decode the X-MOZ-LOCATIONPATH to help ensure that we set it correctly and fix leakage of username/password information into the actual events
  • Bug 334506: Import cannot read exported ics file containing email alarms
  • Bug 334704: calIDuration.addDuration doesn’t work with negative durations
  • Bug 334724: remove weeks, not add, when browsing the monthview
  • Bug 334996: remove old eventboxes after switching to a new day
  • Bug 335169: turn of grid re-use, because of al lthe regressions
  • Bug 335183: Sunbird’s view controller doesn’t handle recurring events properly
  • Bug 335618: Extension/Theme Manager changes
  • Bug 335753: Sunbird (default) theme not shown in new Add-ons Manager
  • Bug 335959: thins pinstripe image to fit in new Add-ons/Extension Manager
  • Bug 335982: Default theme left behind in Sunbird’s profile directory

Thanks as always to all the testers, hackers, reviewers, etc.


  1. When will Sunbird 0.3a2 be considered a official release rather that just a nightly?

  2. I like the new Extensions interface… but I don’t like it THAT much!
    When you go to Tools > Themes, it opens Extensions again.
    I’m excited for alpha2.
    Figuring out interface with Google Calendar as well.

  3. Is it “normal” that with this build Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9a1) Gecko/20060503 Mozilla Sunbird/0.3a2 print functions are disabled?

  4. Simon Paquet

    no that is not normal. But I just tested this with a fresh install of the same build and I can print just fine. Perhaps you are seeing bug 325137?

  5. I like the sunbird calendar very much! We use it with 4 computers over the lan – tho it’s “only” a alpha!