Happy New Year from the Calendar Website Team

Dear Calendar community,

2010 has been a great year for us all; we’ve come up with some nice
releases: Lightning 1.0b1 and 1.0b2. The developers have created lots of
stunning features and improved the application stability, performance and the
memory consumption. The second beta allows the users to print out the tasks and
to set different start and end timezones for events and tasks. The developers have
been working really hard to code all features and integrate Lightning seamlessly into
the Thunderbird user interface.

Our download numbers were stable and lots of users have downloaded our software.
During this year we were posting blog posts that contain some download
statistics. Users have downloaded almost three million copies of Lightning this year and we couldn’t be more happy with it.

2010 was a really successful year and we’ve done lots of things. In this year three new members joined the Calendar Website Team, to make the Calendar Project’s website even better and to update all users by posting updates on this blog. We didn’t just release new versions and updates, but we also had lots of l10n-related changes. In the last quarter we also migrated all Lightning support-articles to the Mozilla Messaging Knowledgebase.

We’d like to thank you and all other users for downloading our software and for reading the blog posts.

This year will be another great year for the Calendar community which in turn contributes to the success of the Mozilla community.
We have achived lots of goals and we’d like to thank all the developers, contributors and members of the community. We’d also like to thank you and all of the other users for downloading our software and for reading the blog posts.

We wish you, your family and your friends all the best for 2011.

–The Calendar Website Team
(Tobias Markus, Tom Ellins, Jan Bambach)


  1. You did an amazing work along 2010, receive my deep gratitude for your efforts and the quality of your product.
    All the best for the team and their family.
    Patrice L.

  2. Tony Mechelynck

    Well, let’s wish you (both at the keyboard and in the Real World ;-) ), your family, your friends… and Lightning 1.1, all the best for 2011.

  3. When are you going to release a newer version of Sunbird? (Hate lightning)

  4. Many thanks for your efforts. I’ve been following (sadly not contributing) this project for a long time.
    Frankly, I’m baffled that Mozilla hasn’t made calendaring one of its top priorities along with Thunderbird. To me, calendaring is an integral part of a full-featured mail suite. It’s been good to see the Thunderbird/Lightning integration progress during 2010 and I look forward to 2011.