[ubuntu-uk] A thank you and a quiery....Re: A thank you and a quiery....

John jakewc2 at sky.com
Sun Feb 15 18:12:48 GMT 2009

gerry wrote:
> I may be teaching you to suck eggs but I run Thunderbird 2, Lightning
> 0.9 and Provider for Google calendar .0.5.1 and it works perfectly.
> Looking back over the emails you seem to be trying to download a program
> whereas Lightning and Provider for Google calendar are addons.
> They are available by going to
> https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/sunbird/addon/4631 for the Provider.
> (It says it is for Sunbird but it works with Thunderbird.) and
> These Release Notes cover what's new, download and installation
> instructions and known issues for Lightning 0.9 Please read these notes
> and the bug filing instructions before reporting any bugs to Bugzilla.
> What's New in Lightning 0.9
> Lightning 0.9 is the latest release of our calendar extension for
> Mozilla Thunderbird®. We recommend that all users upgrade to this latest
> version.
> The following features have been added to Lightning 0.9:
>     * Events spanning days now have a visual indicator indicating them
> as connected events
>     * When reloading a remote calendar a progress indicator is now shown
>     * The so-called "minimonth" (small calendar month in the upper left)
> has been given a visual overhaul
>     * The calendar views (day, week, multiweek, month) have been given a
> visual overhaul
>     * The today pane can now be displayed in calendar mode and task mode
> as well
>     * CalDAV support and interoperability with various CalDAV servers
> has been improved
>     * iMip/iTip support (support for email invitations) has been greatly
> improved
>     * The application stability and memory consumption has been greatly
> improved
>     * Lightning 0.9 is intended to be the last release for the
> Thunderbird 2 series. For the future we are planning to integrate
> Lightning fully into the upcoming Thunderbird 3 release
>     * A full list of changes that have gone into this release can be
> found on The Rumbling Edge website
> Release Date: September 23, 2008
> Downloading and Installing
> Downloading Lightning 0.9
> Before installing, make sure your computer meets the system
> requirements. Mozilla.org provides Lightning for Windows, Linux,
> Solaris, and Mac OS X in a variety of languages. Windows users must have
> Windows XP or later.
> IMPORTANT: Install the updated timezones for Windows XP or later.
> Information on obtaining the updated timezones can be found in Microsoft
> Knowledge Base article 951072.
> Not updating your Windows timezones will result in unreliable and
> erroneous display and entry of time data! Be sure to do this!
> Windows releases prior to Windows XP are working but may display event
> times erroneously due to outdated timezones on the operating system
> level. This can be fixed using unofficial patches. Users should read the
> known issues section for more information.
> To get Lightning 0.9, download it from
> http://www.mozilla.org/projects/calendar/lightning/download.html
> Installing Lightning
> Lightning runs as an extension for Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.x
> IMPORTANT: If you have been using the old Calendar Extension, be sure to
> backup the ICS file that it put in your profile directory, and uninstall
> the Calendar Extension before installing Lightning. After you have
> installed Lightning, you can then import your old events and tasks from
> the backed up ICS file.
>    1. Right-click the download link and choose "Save Link As..." to
> download and save the .XPI file to your your hard disk
>    2. In Mozilla Thunderbird, under the "Tools" menu, open the "Add-ons
> Manager"
>    3. Click the "Install" button, locate and select the .XPI file you
> downloaded in step 1, and click "OK"
>    4. Restart Mozilla Thunderbird
> In Google choose settings, calendars,private address, copy the XML link
> In Thunderbird
> Select Calendar, New Calendar, On the network, Goolge Calendar, and
> paste the location from Google and all should be OK.
> A better description is given at http://bfish.xaedalus.net/?p=239
>  but a search on the same site says
>   Stevo
> 4:57pm August 26th 2008 | 4:57 pm
> For those on Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy) AND are getting the problem with File /
> New… / Calendar being greyed out (even after clicking the Calendar icon
> in the lower left of TB)…. This fixed is for me:
> http://blogs.sun.com/beuchelt/entry/thunderbird_lightning_and_the_ubuntu
> Using the Synaptic Package Manager, I searched for libstdc and marked
> the version 5 for install and installed. Uninstalled both Lightning and
> Google iCal addons and closed / reopened TB and followed the above
> EXCELLENT install howto - and voila… now working.
> Which solved a problem I had. It may have been updated in the latest
> versions but it's worth a thought.
> Gerry
Hi everybody, you have been so helpful, I really appreciate it, but its 
not working. The Lightning 0.9 wont work on my machine for some reason. 
I wonder if its the version I am using. Which version is the best?  I 
have everything everybody has suggested, and nothing.  One thing that 
doesnt appear is the log in box for google. Plus I still get that 
message with Google Provider saying there is something missing. I am 
going to have another try tomorrow,  I just dont know what else I can do.


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