Lightning users: Seamonkey and Thunderbird updates
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I am posting this, because some previous updates of Seamonkey (and, to my knowledge, Thunderbird) broke compatibility with some extensions, including Lightning (for more info see this thread).
Also, this time a compatible German language package has been made available in time, too. Unfortunately it cannot be updated with the Add-ons manager, but you can download and install it from seamonkey.at. Just in case, I am not the only one interested in this...
I sincerely hope that future updates of Seamonkey go as smooth as this one, other than sometimes in the past.
Can anyone comment on Thunderbird? I am not using it, so I don't know. BTW, I am on Slackware64-14.1.
After upgrading to Seamonkey 2.31, Lightning stopped working again. Other than stated on the download page for Lightning, neither Lightning 3.6b1 nor 3.6b2 install, but don't work. Other versions don't even install.
Has anyone had more luck with Seamonkey 2.31 and Lightning/Mozilla Calendar?
3.3b1 is huge step back, and the download page says, it's not available for SM 2.31; or did you mean 3.6b1? In that case: I have tried it, too, but without success...
Usually it's not necessary to re-import anything...
Note that unlike the released Lightning, the interim builds have separate 32- and 64- bit versions.
I have looked at the posted 3.6b1 and 3.6b2, and it seems to me that they completely left out the binary component libcalbasecomps.so so there is no way this can work with Thunderbird or Seamonkey. But I note that this is meant for Thunderbird-34 which is still beta, so maybe no Thunderbird users noticed yet.
I read that you can get lightning-3.6b1 and 3.6b2 working by going into about:config and changing the setting 'calendar.icaljs' to TRUE. (You can also do this in the prefs.js file.) This applies to Seamonkey-2.31 as well as Thunderbird-34beta.
This apparently switches in an alternate implementation (that does not use the binary library component, which is missing in these releases). But be aware that there are reported to be some issues with this. "It's buggy with timezones" was the comment.
I tried it, and it does seem to work with Seamonkey-2.31 and Lighting-3.6b2.
Side note: As bad as this is in Slackware, if you are using a Gnome desktop environment, opening the calendar apparently crashes the entire desktop.
If you don't mind working from command line. 'remind' is an excellent calendar application. It's available on SBO.
Yes, I know, it is very powerful, and teams up nicely with Wyrd. A simpler, but also quite good calendar is Calcurse. But they both don't allow me to create tasks and appointments directly out of emails, and things tend to get tedious, when you have multiple calendars (business, personal, family, events etc.) and want to flexibly overlay them in arbitrary combinations. This is my use case, though, and that's why calendars are one area where I prefer GUI applications over CLI applications. No don't that all I need could be done with Remind, it just would be an intellectual challege every time I want to change something.
I forgot to add that I read that lightning-3.6b3 is said to fix this and will be up soon.
Thanks, this is good news.
BTW, I don't think, it's a problem "in Slackware". Missing binaries will affect *many* distributions... But your information on crashing Gnome is interesting, all the more, as Seamonkey and TBird are GTK based applications.