[February 25, 2009] Lightning/Sunbird Status Update

After all the bad news in the last few days, here are some good news at last: Our recent bugfixes. Everything considered, the last 28 days were pretty good in terms of the number of bugfixes. Hopefully we can keep this up as more people will step up and help us with bringing the Calendar Project forward.

Here’s the list of the 47 bugfixes in the last 28 days:

  • Bug 345607: Copy recurring event and paste to another day appears to work but event is not saved
  • Bug 357332: Holidays in Chile
  • Bug 358217: Catalan holiday calendar
  • Bug 379097: Export should default to ics
  • Bug 405033: Remember last selected task when sorting list in Task mode
  • Bug 421329: Freebusy information is not loaded for multiday events beginning previous to look-up date
  • Bug 429126: Infinite loop at refresh when a calendar is deleted from the server outside of Lightning
  • Bug 449567: ‘Dismiss all’ alarms of recurring events -> error console output
  • Bug 457823: Mini-month vs datepicker on calendar pane
  • Bug 463273: Error: Failed to read ‘repeatDetailsOrdinal0’
  • Bug 463679: Two email notifications sent for cached CalDAV calendar
  • Bug 463960: Cannot refresh cached CalDAV calendars
  • Bug 463961: Unnecessary fetch of all etags for cached calendars
  • Bug 468723: Incorrect doModifyItem for CalDAV servers where the inbox matches the calendar uri
  • Bug 469605: Incorrect handling of mBatchCount
  • Bug 469767: Very slow etags parsing
  • Bug 472314: Add some documentation to calendar code
  • Bug 474361: Remove and rename calendar-decorated panes
  • Bug 474630: Alarms don’t work for recurring events
  • Bug 474632: Update internal timezone database to version 2009a
  • Bug 475170: LDAP Lookup broken in Invite Attendees dialog
  • Bug 475549: ICS file for Norwegian holidays 2009-2013
  • Bug 475599: Create the backup files in calendar-data folder instead of the backupData folder
  • Bug 475745: Updated English Holidays calendar
  • Bug 475803: Cal.fromRFC3339 matches fails to set timezone correctly
  • Bug 475887: ${BrandFullName} needs to be quoted in shared.nsh
  • Bug 476219: Drag and drop of event works but MODIFICATION_FAILED dialog is shown
  • Bug 476262: alarms don’t fire/show up/no reminder (alarmDate is not defined)
  • Bug 476331: Replace InfoText with Info in updater.ini using sed in locales Makefile.in
  • Bug 476518: Sunbird debug symbols for crash reports seem to be missing
  • Bug 476867: Download links for Sunbird 0.7 and older releases do not work
  • Bug 477009: Unable to get directory path for directories immediately under some symlinks
  • Bug 477064: Recurrence description for weekly event uses repeatDetailsOrdinal* where should be weekday
  • Bug 477207: Remove installer code that adds unused registry key values
  • Bug 477445: What is this “orientation” of which you speak?
  • Bug 477474: Remove searchplugins occurrences from locales/Makefile.in
  • Bug 477664: No vertical space between label and underline indicating accesskey
  • Bug 479327: On startup, icon in statusbar shows offline mode
  • Bug 479513: task description box vanishes when dragging scrollbar in task list
  • Bug 479577: Creating event/task with alarm on end/due date throws exception NS_ERROR_OBJECT_IS_IMMUTABLE
  • Bug 479578: Creating task with alarm doesn’t automatically enable the required start or due date anymore
  • Bug 479599: Bugs.html: request review from module owner
  • Bug 479605: FAQ: local file steps are out of date
  • Bug 479606: FAQ: how to tinker: change “cvs” to comm-central
  • Bug 479610: FAQ: netscape server -> sun server
  • Bug 479695: Canceling Custom Reminder dialog trows error “customItem.reminders is undefined”
  • Bug 479707: Error notification dialog: “Error number” should be “Error code”

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


  1. Hi Simon, I am still curious when there will be localized builds for Lightning, so we can test them also.
    Or maybe a tutorial on how to simply turn the English version to a local version.

  2. Hi,
    Which extension should I download to work with Thunderbird 3.0b1? I tried using latest nightly from “latest-trunk” as well as from “latest-comm-central” but couldn’t install it.

  3. More infos about Sunbird: