Lightning/Sunbird Status Update (July 4)

Hi guys,
after the 0.5 release we’re not stopping, but are moving full-speed towards the 0.7 release later this year. Already over 30 bugs have been fixed since the 0.5 release came out. The most notable fix was of course the fix for bug 371916 (see a description here). With all the new stuff going in, it would be great if you could help us test all the new features on the next testday, which we’ll announce shortly.

Here’s the list of fixed bugs since the 0.5 release:

  • Bug 259234:
    event start time is greater than end time if negative default duration
  • Bug 264150:
    Minimonth busy highlight
  • Bug 327974:
    schema-*.sql has fallen out of sync with the provider
  • Bug 334264:
    text color in about dialog is not default color
  • Bug 346762:
    Lightning shouldn’t include applicationUtils.js
  • Bug 350323:
    show hidden calendars when they are selected
  • Bug 352433:
    ‘all-day’ is shown on ‘print’ view and printed product for an event selected ‘allday’
  • Bug 355731:
    Unable to resize left pane below certain width
  • Bug 364381:
    Give minimonth years a scrolling feature
  • Bug 364572:
    unable to resize the transparent overlay in free/busy grid
  • Bug 369848:
    Full weekday name in multiday views
  • Bug 371916:
    switch between mail and calendar view
  • Bug 372868:
    Schema out-of-date error check forces Thunderbird to quit, so you can’t disable Lightning
  • Bug 373004:
    all-day option doesn’t affect free/busy transparency correctly
  • Bug 373888:
    code cleanup: use viewElem property in decorated views
  • Bug 376496:
    forcing default timezone for print formatting
  • Bug 377401:
    always 3 minimonths in recurrence dialog
  • Bug 377463:
    Scrollbar appears / disappears in week & day view when dragging event past 12pm
  • Bug 377486:
    Remove unused feedProcessor.js file from Sunbird
  • Bug 377554:
    Reduce download size by compressing PNG images
  • Bug 381415:
    RDATE/EXDATE list is not considered
  • Bug 382705:
    Status label in New Task window is misaligned
  • Bug 383462:
    fallback to DUE if no DTSTART is present
  • Bug 383860:
    event dialog: importance label is not localizable
  • Bug 385341:
    Add ka (Georgian) to Calendar locales
  • Bug 386195:
    Bump version number for Sunbird and Lightning nightly builds after release
  • Bug 386336:
    Get rid of strict warnings
  • Bug 386350:
    Sunbird fails to open several dialogs
  • Bug 386430:
    dtd entity names should be changed to match their meaning
  • Bug 386481:
    the view in mini calendar is not refreshed after subscribing to remote calendar
  • Bug 386556:
    add missing ids
  • Bug 386639:
    All day event dates are not displayed due to missing entity

A huge ‘Thanks’ goes out to all our developers, contributors, localizers, testers, and supporters. Keep up the good work!


  1. In the comments of your last post there was mentioning of a “Today-pane”.. Is there a bug for this, where I can follow this ?? This is something I would really like to see in lightning / thunderbid

  2. I just wanted to let you guys know that all of your hard work is appreciated!
    Keep up the great job!

  3. Hey there, we are testing Thunderbird 2.0 and Lightning 0.5 in a big Italian organization (say 600 people) to implement shared calendars. Our server runs phpicalendar “light” software, and keeps shared ICS files. Currently everything is working like a charm :)

  4. I am using the “Maximize message pane” extension for Thunderbird, as well as lightning, and bug 371916 seems to interfere with the extension’s ability to minimize the folder pane. Any chance that this will be somehow dealt with? I tried the nightly and reverted to the 0.5 release because of this problem..

  5. Any news on when the universal mac OS version will be build with the nightly building process ?

  6. Hi guys.
    In lightning 0.7 release, will be add also an button for switching between mail, calendar view and contact adress view.

  7. Hi guys.
    In lightning 0.7 release, will be add also an button for switching between mail, calendar view and contact adress view?

  8. Lightenign Fan

    Any idea when you’ll be fixing the issue with GroupWise appointments not able to be scheduled in .5? It worked in .3 – If not anytime soon, how do you go back to .3 so it’ll work?

  9. When are we going to see the new event dialog box

  10. Hi,
    How to uninstall 0.5 version? I am unable to do that.
    Reason to uninstall I don’t get alarm is not raised for the alerts that were added to calendar using 0.3 version. I tried deleting all of them and adding them again using 0.5 version. But alarm is not raised. It raises alarm when I restart Thunderbird.
    Want to go back to 0.3 version, where alarm was raised as expected.