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Old 09-08-2019, 02:13 PM   #16
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I got confirmation from a Seamonkey project developer. Starting with 2.49.5, Seamonkey *must* be built with --enable-calendar for Lightning to work. There are binary components needed by Lightning, which get linked into Seamonkey and Thunderbird only if --enable-calendar is used. This wasn't true with 2.49.4 and older, which had a 'hack' to make it work even without --enable-calendar. That 'hack' has now been dropped.

If you want to use Seamonkey with Lighting, don't use the Slackware package. Download the release from seamonkey-project.org, or get the source and rebuild the Slackware package.

Thank you mats_b_tegner for asking Slackware maintainers to add Lighting to Seamonkey.
 
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Old 09-09-2019, 07:40 PM   #17
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Thanks to everyone who posted or "marked helpful" the post in the "requests for -current..." thread, and especially to Pat, a new Seamonkey package has been built and released for 14.2.
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Mon Sep 9 05:10:25 UTC 2019
patches/packages/seamonkey-2.49.5-i686-2_slack14.2.txz: Rebuilt.
Added additional options to more closely match the official build:
--enable-rust --enable-js-shell --enable-elf-hack --enable-release
--enable-calendar
Going to try it now, but I assume it's good so this is now "solved".
 
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Old 09-09-2019, 08:58 PM   #18
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Followup: After installing or updating this version of Seamonkey, check Tools > Add-ons Manager.

If you didn't have Lighting before, you probably do have it now. If you don't want it, you can disable or remove it here. Disable it if you think you might want to try it at some point; remove it if you really don't ever want it. Same for the other bundled extensions: DOM Inspector and ChatZilla.

Note that (at least for me), having Lightning increases the time for the Mail/News window to open, by a little bit, even without a calendar being displayed.

If you have ever removed a bundled extension and want it back, go to about:config and search for "extensions.installedDistroAddon". Find the key for the extension (see below) and use right-click Reset on it. The next time you start Seamonkey, that bundled extension will be re-installed. Note: Some of the keys are hex codes only. Lightning is the one that starts with "{e2fd..." and ChatZilla is the one that starts with "{59c8..."

If you previously added Lighting from the Thunderbird add-ons site to Seamonkey, upgrading to this Seamonkey will NOT replace your version with the bundled version. But you might want to do so, since the bundled version is newer. In Tools > Add-ons, remove Lightning. When you restart, the bundled version of Lightning should be immediately installed. Any calendars you have should not be affected.

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I think I just remembered why Lightning wasn't previously bundled in Slackware: Localization. The Lightning download from Thunderbird Add-ons site included support for all languages. But I think when you bundle Lighting with Seamonkey, you only get Lightning support for the language that Seamonkey was built for.
 
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Old 09-10-2019, 04:37 AM   #19
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I think I just remembered why Lightning wasn't previously bundled in Slackware: Localization. The Lightning download from Thunderbird Add-ons site included support for all languages. But I think when you bundle Lighting with Seamonkey, you only get Lightning support for the language that Seamonkey was built for.
You can use a language pack from here if you want SeaMonkey in another language, seems to work with add-ons as well including the bundled Lightning:
https://archive.mozilla.org/pub/seam...ks/linux-i686/

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