Mozilla releases Lightning 0.7, a calendar add-on for ThunderBird today

Thank you team Lightning for your hard work! This release brings many improvements (see full list) including a refined user interface. I've been using 0.7rc1 so I'm going to update mine now.

If you aren't already using Lightning or haven't heard of it before, Lightning is a calendar add-on for ThunderBird that has a WCAP connector so you can manage your EdgeCalendar (every Sun employee has an EdgeCal account) within ThunderBird. Why would you want to do that? Check out these screenshots, especially the last one that shows Free/Busy support. Inviting attendees to a meeting has never been easier and only Lightning lets you do that with ease.

Here's the official announcement and link to download

Comments:

Yep. But NO SOURCES. So no 64-bits support. What is that? Every hardware manufacturer is pushing you to buy 64-bits, every OS-supplier is saying their 64-bits OS is the latest and greatest, but there is no software. And this is not only related to open source software.

How many persons running the latest and greatest OS-es still have a 32-bit computers? These are the early adopters. The nerds. The geeks. Don't software companies THINK? Or do they just follow Microsoft's great \*cough\* example?

\*shudder\*

Posted by SwitchBL8 on October 25, 2007 at 07:22 AM PDT #

I expect we will have contrib builds for Solaris and 64-bit Linux in the near future. The sources will be pushed the next days, too, so everyone could build (or even now pull from cvs, tag SUNBIRD_0_7_RELEASE).
I only slightly share your criticism on 64-bit software support. 64-bit doesn't buy most desktop software anything but larger binaries (assuming your 64-bit OS could run 32-bit software).

Posted by Daniel on October 25, 2007 at 06:50 PM PDT #

I'm also disappointed by lack of 64bit support. I've recently upgraded my PC to 4Gb of memory ( to run virtual machines easier ), and found the 64bit OS experience a real pain.

\* I can't use my Lightning WCAP plug in anymore
\* No 64bit jre plug in for firefox.

Fingers crossed a 64 release will be around soon.

Posted by Andy Campbell on October 30, 2007 at 06:06 PM PDT #

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