Status update (20 July)

Sorry for the late update. Everyone was pretty busy (Toronto meeting), so the status update somehow fell from the cliff, for which I apologize. Because this update covers the last three weeks, it’s pretty big as you can see. But with all these fixes going in, we believe that Sunbird 0.3 and Lightning 0.3 will be great releases, which are worth waiting for.

The following bugs were fixed since the last status update:

  • Bug 254893: daylight savings applied incorrectly, timezone fixes
  • Bug 309293: build Sunbird using non-trademarked branding (Calendar) by default
  • Bug 312736: Cannot move an Event or Item in month view using drag & drop
  • Bug 323093: Only make scrollbars appear along the scrollable area of the calendar
  • Bug 324271: Week View should show non working days in a different color.
  • Bug 326586: width of eventboxes in monthview is wrong
  • Bug 331232: Cannot delete an all day Event from Day or Week View
  • Bug 332457: move old xpi icons to xpi folder
  • Bug 335106: Ability to reach Categories manager while creating/editing an event
  • Bug 336048: Undefined property warning in calStorageCalendar.getItems
  • Bug 336845: removes unused pref alerts.height
  • Bug 337454: Adds support for building Sunbird as a XulRunner ‘client’ app
  • Bug 337346: proxy.setRecurrenceId is not a function
  • Bug 337941: unify some common elements of view switching/control code
  • Bug 339714: l10n repackaging for the NSIS installer
  • Bug 340949: WCAP provider contribution
  • Bug 342051: stop packaging our own xmlextras and use the one included with Tbird
  • Bug 342150: Task dates don’t always update when changed
  • Bug 342341: hooks preference to list and handles changes
  • Bug 342556: opens preferences as a modal window on non-instantApply platforms
  • Bug 342569: makes weekstart changes not require restart
  • Bug 343024: Calendar installer locale repackaging
  • Bug 343027: changes to bring trunk in sync with branch
  • Bug 343173: Audit calendar code for places to use preference/string helpers
  • Bug 343184: Drag and Drop of new All Day event opens Edit Event dialog
  • Bug 343187: Drop shadow for events spanning multiple days is not correct
  • Bug 343194: Error if event is dragged out of displayed calendar date range
  • Bug 343238: JavaScript error for zero length tasks
  • Bug 343247: adds missing entity
  • Bug 343581: Uninstaller removed required system folder ‘C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersDesktop’
  • Bug 343601: removes old xpfe-based preferences
  • Bug 343640: stops making xpi
  • Bug 343641: Wrong ‘Xth {day of week} of the month’ option offered in recurrence dialog
  • Bug 343646: fixes typo in css selector
  • Bug 343667: removes unused xpinstall installer bits
  • Bug 343990: removes lots of xpfe_xpi-only files
  • Bug 344490: Implement silent and unattended installation for NSIS installer
  • Bug 344838: Some locales have different strings for Help in Windows vs. Gnome
  • Bug 344987: removes lots of unused outdated crap
  • Bug 345119: Set up and use architecture for helper functions in components

A huge thanks goes to all testers, developers, reviewers and everyone who gives us feedback.


  1. I’m glad the problem with rss & lightning is resolved.. I’m now back to using it for my everyday calendar..
    I couldn’t find a bug about refreshing remote calendars in lightning .. anybody know about a bug for it ??

  2. I downloaded the latest nightly sunbird yesterday (win xp, installer version). When I click the shortcut, the hard disk starts to go round for a second or two, and then nothing – no calendar, and no process is left.
    Anyone knows anything about this?

  3. Same here, downloaded nightly builds of installer and zipped version for WinXP; both didn’t work. The process stopped immediately after being started.

  4. The issue is fixed in the latest bulds. See

  5. No sorry
    Same problem with the latest builds (21-Jul-2006 09:13 6.8M )
    The process stopped immediately after being started.

  6. I see no problems running Sunbird 2006-07-20-07 or 2006-07-21-08 build on Win2000 or WinXP. I used the zip file, didn’t test the installer.
    Ensure that you uninstalled/deleted previous Sunbird builds resp. installed/unpacked into a new folder.

  7. Lightning not functional either, even though the rotate view functionality is nice, however the button is too big and takes too much of my precious screen-real-estate. Keep it moving guys.

  8. “Ensure that you uninstalled/deleted previous Sunbird builds resp. installed/unpacked into a new folder.”
    I delete the sunbird folder but no change
    Windows XP Home SP2 French version
    Toshiba Satellite M40
    I don’t understand

  9. Stefan Sitter

    I can’t reproduce your problems. I suggest that you file a bug at Bugzilla. Include as much information as possible: What version/build id and os, What steps do you do, what do you expect to happen, does it work with new test profile, what working version do you used before – and so on.

  10. Update: erased sunbird directory, re-installed the same nightly build (installer version, July 20), and now it works…

  11. Richard Prelip

    I just installed the Calender version dated July 22, 2006. It appears that the print functionality is broken. I select print, get the box to select what to print, but nothing happens when the data is selected and OK is pressed. I believe that this used to work.

  12. I really love having a calendar within Thunderbird. I use SimplyMEPIS and do not really like KDE mail handlers.
    One request though, is it possible to have different categories of events highlight in different colors?
    Everything highlights in the same color, so the day’s events all just blend together.

  13. alarm dont work for me. they just dont sound an alarm. I am using a nightly build from a couple of days ago on windows XP using the installer.

  14. well, it’s ok with the new version, july 26

  15. Need fuction minimize to systry

  16. Will you release a first beta soon? I am looking forward to update the quite outdated and not-so-stable release we have in debian experimental right now … to something which might be worth releasing to a broader community.
    Keep up the good work.