Test day TOMORROW, Thursday, January 24th

Our next test day will be on Thursday, January 24th. It will be a general test day in preparation for the 0.8 release of Lightning and Sunbird. The last two weeks have brought us many bugfixes (see the status report from today and the 14th and we need your help now to spot any possible problems that resulted from them.

Areas we want to test are the Task mode & Today pane and all kind of menus & keys in Lightning. For testing our new features, the experimental offline cache and initial timezone guessing, please have a look at the Test Day Wiki Page for instructions.

We suggest that you try a mix of Litmus and ad-hoc testing this time. Ad-hoc testing is testing where you attempt to use the product like a “normal user” to find any issues that crop up along the way. You also try to make the program break by doing unexpected things, just do anything you can imagine – mix up events, emails, tasks, calendar types etc. When you find something, take a look at the Error Console (especially before submitting a bug report), since there is usually very valuable information there that points to the cause of the bug.

As usual there are also many fixed bugs that need to be verified. You simply add a comment to the bug report stating what product, version and operating system you used while verifying the bug fixed.

Join us in #calendar-qa on Thursday. All the information on the test day
is on our usual Test Day Wiki Page.

Happy Testing!


  1. Hello,
    thank you very much for your great work!
    I found a “problem” in the “Print Preview of …” dialog. It is possible to resize the dialog for a better preview, but there is no minimize or maximize button and no symbol for resizing in bottom right edge of the window.
    Another “problem”: the hints. All hints for calendar- or task-items are truncated before the last char in every line. And there are no hints in the small preview calendar. The hints for the toolbar are ok.
    I tested with the version “sunbird-0.8pre.en-US.win32.installer.exe 22-Jan-2008 21:18” on a winxp sp2 (german).

  2. Is it possible to archive and backup and restore old calendar entries and fasten sunbird this way. After almost three years using sunbird the ics files slow it down terribly.
    Any solution for this planned ?