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Old 03-28-2014, 11:55 PM   #1
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Lightning users: Seamonkey and Thunderbird updates


Hi everyone,

good news regarding the updates in Slackware 14.1 of 28th March, 2014:

Seamonkey 2.25 works just fine with Lightning 3.0b1.

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.

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Old 03-29-2014, 12:18 AM   #2
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Good to know, thanks for the update. I've been waiting for Lightning to catch up with Thunderbird. I'll give it a shot and report back.

EDIT: I have Lightning 2.6.4 working with Thunderbird 24.3.0, Slackware 14.1, 64-bit.

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Old 05-13-2014, 01:11 PM   #3
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Another update working: Seamonkey 2.26 seems to work well with Lightning 3.1b1.
Other than stated on that page, I had no luck with Lightning 2.6.5.

I don't use Thunderbird, myself. Can anyone confirm, that Lightning works with the recent update?

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Old 05-13-2014, 02:45 PM   #4
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Works for me with Lightning 2.6.4.
 
Old 12-13-2014, 10:33 PM   #5
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Unhappy No working Lightning version for Seamonkey 2.31

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?

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Old 12-14-2014, 11:57 AM   #6
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After upgrading to Seamonkey 2.31, Lightning stopped working again.....

Has anyone had more luck with Seamonkey 2.31 and Lightning/Mozilla Calendar?

gargamel

I just installed 3.3b1 and it displays properly. I can never remember how to import my own event calendar (birthdays of friends and family).
 
Old 12-14-2014, 12:51 PM   #7
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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...

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Old 12-14-2014, 07:08 PM   #8
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Version 3.3b1 Released June 16, 2014 4.5 MB Works with SeaMonkey 2.28 and later, Thunderbird 31.0 and later
It works.

Update: ... but not very well. I'm going to keep looking and hopefully a new working version for the latest SeaMonkey will appear in the near future.

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Old 12-15-2014, 06:37 PM   #9
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Lightning 3.6b1 and 3.6b2 are supposed to work with Seamonkey 2.31, but they do not. See this bug report: Lightning 3.6b1 does not work with Seamonkey 2.31

A work-around in that bug report is to use an interim build from here: http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.o...idates/build3/

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.
 
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Old 12-15-2014, 09:07 PM   #10
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@ljb643: Thanks, this is very useful information.
This is all no good. I need a reliable calendar application, but I also don't want to skip updates with security updates and such.

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Old 12-16-2014, 03:29 PM   #11
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If you don't mind working from command line. 'remind' is an excellent calendar application. It's available on SBO.
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Old 12-16-2014, 09:21 PM   #12
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More on Lightning-3.6 and Seamonkey-2.31:

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.
 
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Old 12-16-2014, 09:28 PM   #13
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I forgot to add that I read that lightning-3.6b3 is said to fix this and will be up soon.
 
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Old 12-17-2014, 03:51 AM   #14
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If you don't mind working from command line. 'remind' is an excellent calendar application. It's available on SBO.
John
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.

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Old 12-17-2014, 03:55 AM   #15
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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.


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