Jul 11

Having trouble with 1.0b4? Try 1.0b5rc3!

Unfortunately, some major errors slipped through in 1.0b4. You might have noticed the alarm window disappearing and a lot of misplaced beeps from the alarm system. You might have also noticed, that some of your calendars are no longer working (specifically, webcal:// calendars).

To fix these issues we are releasing 1.0b5 in the next 1-2 days, which contains 10 bugfixes.

As another highlight, 1.0b5 will now be compatible with both Thunderbird 5 and Thunderbird 6 to ensure you can continue using Lightning without extra hassle. If you are using Thunderbird 6.0b1 it would be great if you could give these test builds a spin.

Update: Another issue slipped in, I’ve modified the packages to fix it. If you have already downloaded, please try the following links!

You can get the builds here. If you get a 404, its likely they have not been propagated to all mirrors yet, check back in a few hours.

If you are using the Provider for Google Calendar, I have marked the current version compatible with Thunderbird 6. You can get it as usual from addons.mozilla.org

Thank you for your support!

Jul 11

Lightning 1.0b4 has been released

I would like to announce the release of Lightning 1.0b4, which is now available via addons.mozilla.org.

Since our last release, we have fixed 140 bugs. Notable improvements for this release are:

  • Accept/Decline Events and Tasks directly via context menu
  • Improves CalDAV’s webdav-sync robustness and scalability
  • Event creation is now possible via click and drag in the time scale, even with a full schedule
  • Reminder window is now sorted ascending, the most important alarms are at the top
  • When moving events in the day and week view, you can now use shift to move by single minutes instead of 15 minute intervals.
  • Some representation problems have been fixed
  • Some problems with events and calendar have been fixed
  • New design, especially for Vista/Win7 with Aero support

Lightning 1.0 beta 4 is available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux in 37 different languages including English. Please read the release notes for Lightning 1.0 beta 4 before downloading.

As the release has been out since Tuesday, we have noticed that there is an issue with alarms and are working hard to fix this behavior. A new release will be ready in the next few weeks.

Thank you again to all our developers, contributors, localizers, testers, and supporters. You are an essential part of our success, so keep up the good work!