Jun 08

Lightning/Sunbird 0.9 string freeze announcement

I want to make those of you, who are actively translating the calendar products (Lightning and Sunbird) aware, that our string freeze for our next release 0.9 is approaching. According to our release schedule we are aiming for a string freeze on July 14 2008, which is two and a half
weeks away from now.
After the string freeze we are currently planning for two additional weeks before we try to release our first release candidate on July 28. We would really appreciate it if you could have your locales already in shape for the first RC as this will broaden both the localization and application testing base.
That gives you about a month to get your localizations in shape if you start now or two weeks, if you decide to wait for the string freeze. From my point of view, it certainly makes sense to start working now, at least in a few areas. If you take a look at all the string changes since our 0.8 release and now, you’ll notice that we’ve done a lot of cleanup work by removing unused and obsolete entities. This is definitely something that you can start working on now, while doing the remaining update work after the string freeze.
The 0.9 release will again come from the MOZILLA_1_8_BRANCH, but since we’re keeping both the 1.8 branch and the cvs trunk in total sync, it makes sense for you to commit your changes to both at the same time.
I’ll post some status updates in the coming weeks. If any of you will not be able to keep his locale updated for the 0.9 release, please let me know beforehand. As of now we are planning with all localizations that were included in the 0.8 release as well as with the new locales added since then (Norwegian (Nynorsk), Romanian and Traditional Chinese).
Please let me know if any of you wants to join us for 0.9.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask them in the corresponding discussion thread on the newsgroup mozilla.dev.l10n.

Jun 08

Calendar Community Testday On Thursday, June 26 – Find The Most Hidden Regression

The test day held on Thursday, June 26th will be the first one in a series of test days and QA working sessions over the next weeks. This time, please help us to find the most hidden regressions. We suggest that you try Litmus and some ad-hoc testing to find regressions in any part of Sunbird or Lightning 0.9pre.

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

Join us in the #calendar-qa IRC channel on Thursday. All the information on the test day is on our usual Test Day wiki page. Happy Testing!

Hope to see you in #calendar-qa!

Calendar QA Team

Jun 08

[June 19, 2008] Lightning/Sunbird Status Update

Sorry for the long delay folks! I haven’t really kept up with all the changes lately due to some private matters, but that doesn’t mean that we’re not going full-steam ahead towards the 0.9 release. Within the last three weeks nearly 40 bugs were fixed, which is an impressive thing I have to say.
Here’s the list of all the 39 changes within the last three weeks:

  • Bug 363191:
    Handle Timezones more efficiently (Timezone Database)
  • Bug 367153:
    Event text not readable in calendar view during inline editing (due to unselection)
  • Bug 387398:
    Missing (Client, Server) Certificate support
  • Bug 387402:
    Short or zero-length events are hard or not selectable in Day/Week view
  • Bug 389251:
    Cannot dismiss alarm on single overridden instance of recurring item
  • Bug 391495:
    calRecurrenceInfo::getNextOccurrence/getNextOccurrenceDate have bugs
  • Bug 395017:
    Event & Task dialog for read-only calendars don’t show start time and end/due date and time
  • Bug 399762:
    Task dialog: Error opening Invite Attendees dialog
  • Bug 408240:
    Reading backup preferences fails [Error: backupBranch is not defined]
  • Bug 413326:
    Read only calendar, use ‘Click Here to Add a New Task’ text field -> nothing happens
  • Bug 413847:
    Timezone preference changes require restart to take effect (regression)
  • Bug 413908:
    Events using internal timezones are no longer updated to recent timezone version
  • Bug 419807:
    After closing task dialog now save-messagebox pops up
  • Bug 419816:
    Task mode does not set Application title
  • Bug 428496:
    Editing event or dismissing alarm collapses Today/Tomorrow/Soon section in Agenda
  • Bug 429092:
    Borders are missing for Task List in Today Pane and Task Mode
  • Bug 429685:
    Toggling of ‘Delete’ – toolbarbutton in calendar-mode and task-mode does not work
  • Bug 429687:
    Follow-up features for the mode dependent today-pane
  • Bug 431536:
    Only one invitation can be accepted per Thunderbird session
  • Bug 431811:
    Context menu of tasks in today pane is broken [Error: taskTree has no properties]
  • Bug 432579:
    Enabling cache for public calendar like US Holidays causes entries to dissappear
  • Bug 435877:
    UTF-8 decoding problem breaks wcap calendar
  • Bug 436476:
    Deleting a single instance of a recurring event fails
  • Bug 437048:
    Invite an attendee to an event causes error
  • Bug 437189:
    Gdata prov: cannot delete last remaining occurence by “delete this occurence”
  • Bug 437398:
    Invitation Link broken (currently WCAP only): createXULElement is undefined
  • Bug 437593:
    invitations link should be provided in mail mode too
  • Bug 437615:
    Exceptions when creating/editing/deleting an event/task/calendar or selecting/deselecting a calendar
  • Bug 437689:
    [Trunk] Timezone definitions extension is not compatible with Sunbird 0.6a1
  • Bug 437898:
    events list can have a selector for ‘later today’ list. (prerequisites, actual fix done as extension, see bug)
  • Bug 437921:
    GData provider is not working with TB 3a2pre by default
  • Bug 437941:
    Task-Trees: Selection Style does not make a difference between focused/unfocused
  • Bug 437942:
    Find calendars is broken
  • Bug 437964:
    ‘Mark Completed’ via context menu doesn’t work
  • Bug 438020:
    Task list is broken [Error: document.getElementById(modeBroadcaster) has no properties]
  • Bug 438338:
    Add zh-TW language
  • Bug 439245:
    Selecting events in the unifinder doesn’t scroll view to event
  • Bug 439608:
    modifyEventWithDialog cannot be called with false as third parameter
  • Bug 439633:
    Error console output in month/multiweek view when selecting events in the unifinder

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

Jun 08

Calendar Community Testday On Thursday, June 5

Our first test day after the release of Lightning and Sunbird 0.8 will be on Thursday, June 5th. Please help us find any new regressions and bugs. We identified some areas where we need your help testing:

  • New dialog for modifying & deleting a repeating event
  • ‘Switch this calendar on’ feature to disable a calendar completely
  • iMIP/iTIP support (email based invitations)
  • CalDAV calendar support

We suggest that you try a mix of Litmus and ad-hoc testing. 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.

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 the #calendar-qa IRC channel on Thursday. All the information on the test day is on our usual test day wiki page.

Happy Testing!