Apr 08

[April 17, 2008] Lightning/Sunbird Status Update

It’s been nearly a month since my last status update and nearly two weeks since 0.8 was released, so I guess it’s time to show you what we’ve been working on in the last days. Since 0.8 came out, we’ve already fixed 29 bugs. So grab yourself a nightly and help us test those fixes.

On a sidenote: Many of the calendar developers will meet in Hamburg (Germany) to discuss future plans, meet up with some of the Thunderbird developers to discuss the future integration of Lightning into Thunderbird and perhaps also do some hacking. We’re hoping that this will strengthen the team spirit and give us a better vision of what we wanna do with 0.9, 1.0 and onwards.

Here’s the list of bugs fixed since 0.8 was released:

  • Bug 368865:
    REG_APP_DESC should be removed from the Calendar 1.8 branch
  • Bug 393769:
    Mouseover tooltips aren’t shown on trunk
  • Bug 393998:
    Next button in new calendar dialog is disabled when changes are cancelled
  • Bug 396075:
    ‘New Calendar’ dialog: sentences should get punctuation marks
  • Bug 399599:
    Help menu has no accesskey for item Contents
  • Bug 402482:
    No scroll-bar for all-day events
  • Bug 402593:
    Sunbird lacks Ctrl+Q to exit
  • Bug 410755:
    Impossible to resize and reorder the columns of the task list on trunk
  • Bug 413333:
    Offer auto-conversion of google ICS calendars to writable Google Calendars
  • Bug 413523:
    No icon images are shown in the Customize Toolbar dialog on trunk
  • Bug 418058:
    Add tooltip to close button in unifinder
  • Bug 419184:
    “msgHeaderParser is not defined” when dragging mail to Calendar item
  • Bug 421307:
    Synchronize FilterOptions with FilterOptions in task mode Menu
  • Bug 422369:
    Make Calendar styles LTR (left-to-right) and RTL (right-to-left) agnostic
  • Bug 422630:
    Fix groupbox theme regression caused by bug 421814
  • Bug 422640:
    Enable view menu-items
  • Bug 423503:
    Memory leaks in lightning
  • Bug 424808:
    Use binary search to make addItem in month view scale better
  • Bug 426140:
    Wrong sort order for priority
  • Bug 426759:
    Create calIAlarm interface
  • Bug 427216:
    Make tools menu popup match other applications
  • Bug 427237:
    cvs remove unused files in Sunbird themes
  • Bug 427458:
    Completed task time is shown in UTC and not in local time
  • Bug 428798:
    Remove obsolete CSS rules .next-button:hover:active and .prev-button:hover:active
  • Bug 428922:
    Remove even more obsolete CSS rules
  • Bug 428933:
    Consolidate view-specific CSS rules
  • Bug 429095:
    Recurrences with no end date should be limited to a maximum of 60 instances
  • Bug 429101:
    Missing styling on navigation buttons in main calendar view
  • Bug 429313:
    Open the invitation dialog when the counter is ‘Zero’ -> error console output

Many thanks go to all developers, contributors, localizers, testers, and supporters that made and make this possible.

Apr 08

Lightning and Sunbird 0.8: Now available for Solaris, Linux x86-64 and OS/2

Since the release of 0.8 many people have asked for builds on additional platforms and we’re happy to comply as our community has supplied us with builds for Linux x86-64, Solaris (Intel), Solaris (SPARC) and OS/2.

Here are the links:

Many thanks to Philipp Kewisch for the Linux x86-64 builds, to Sun Microsystems for the Solaris builds and to Walter Meinl and Peter Weilbacher for the OS/2 builds. Enjoy!

Apr 08

Lightning 0.8 and Sunbird 0.8 are out!

I am happy to report, that the 0.8 release of Lightning and Sunbird has been completed and is now available via AMO and the Calendar Project website.

Five months after the 0.7 release we are again one step closer to our 1.0 release, which we hope to release at the end of 2008.

Notable improvements of this release are written down:

Lightning 0.8 and Sunbird 0.8 are available for Windows, Mac OS X (universal builds) and Linux in 30 different languages including English.

Please use the following links to download the release:

Please read the release notes for Lightning 0.8 and Sunbird 0.8 before downloading.

Thank you again to all our developers, contributors, localizers, testers, and supporters. We would not be able to do this without your assistance!

Apr 08

Lightning/Sunbird 0.8 RC2 is out

After all the previous hassles we’re happy to report, that the second release candidate for our 0.8 release (0.8 RC2) has been released. We know you’ve been waiting for it, so grab yourself a build. Here are the links:

We would really appreciate it, if you test those builds heavily, as we plan to push out the final release, if nothing serious comes up within the next 2-3 days. We’re especially calling out to our Mac OS X community, to test these builds, as there were no recent nightly builds available for you for the last two weeks and we want to make sure, that everything looks fine on the Mac as well.

If you find a bug, that you think is serious enough to block the final 0.8 release, then please file it over in Bugzilla and make some noise in the bug report.

If you have problems or questions, please drop by in #calendar-qa on irc.mozilla.org or in the mozilla.dev.apps.calendar newsgroup available via Google.

Thanks and happy testing!