Lightning & Sunbird 0.5 release candidate approaching

Hi everyone,
we (the Calendar developers) think that the time for the 0.5 release of Lightning and Sunbird is near. We will probably release a first release candidate (RC) between Wednesday and Friday. If no serious issues arise, this RC will become 0.5.

We have fixed the following bugs since the last status update:

  • Bug 372287:
    Sunbird crashes on open in Mac OS 10.3, works in Mac OS 10.4
  • Bug 375873:
    L10n issues regarding Sunbird/Lightning 0.5 release
  • Bug 377641:
    Outlook 2003 does not read iTIP/iMIP invitation because of missing UID in VEVENT
  • Bug 379462:
    changing timezone of event in various timezones isn’t possible
  • Bug 379876:
    shifted imip labels
  • Bug 381885:
    Need to write release notes for the 0.5 Calendar Release
  • bug 382155:
    Incomplete SUNBIRD_0_5_RELEASE tagging of l10n files
  • bug 382225:
    Add new locales to shipped-locales

Stay tuned!


  1. Sweet, thanks for the update Simon, and thanks to the developers for all their work.

  2. The update is very much appreciated and indeed very good news.
    I was wondering if it is possible to alter the nightly build process to pack in the Intel Mac binaries or does it have to be manually built and packed in?

  3. Sunbird 0.5 will be a universal build on Mac. Lightning is currently still packaged as PPC-only.
    I don’t know why, because the build machine is capable of producing universal builds. We’ll look into it and try to release 0.5 (and all Lightning nightly builds afterwards) as universal builds on Mac.

  4. Glad to hear things are moving along! Many thanks to everyone involved.

  5. Thanks Simon.
    That would be very welcome news if it could be worked out. I would certainly get more involved in QA of the product.

  6. great! up to 0.7!
    The calendar team is great!

  7. Only a little question, nobody updates the project calendar?
    thansk to developers and all team.

  8. Martin Hochreite

    Will you release a 64bit binary for linux this time?

  9. The Calendar Project doesn’t have the resources to create 64bit builds of Sunbird/Lightning itself.
    Therefore it will probably be the same situation as with the last releases: custom 64bit builds can be found in the ‘contrib’ folder on the ftp server – if 64bit builds are contributed by users.