Lightning - Integrating Thunderbird with Sun Java System Calendar Server
By sriram on Feb 02, 2007
So, I am one of the many millions of people, who uses ThunderBird as my E-Mail client for my day to day work. Recently, I decided to give ThunderBird 2.0 Beta 2 a try. WOW , I was impressed with some of the features like 'Back' & 'Forward' - a feature to move between mails just as you would go between back and forth in your browser. You know, what is more cool about ThunderBird 2.0 - though still being in beta, I have had not a single crash so far.
Now, as a logical extension, thanks to this blog , I decided to give the recent versions of Lightning a try, hoping that the recent versions would provide me with a good calendar solution and seamlessly integrate with Sun Java System Calendar Server. So far, things are just working great for me. If you are interested, you can downloads the builds from here . Your mileage might vary though. If you run into issues, do send your comments / feedbacks to the folks mentioned in this blog .
Here is what you do to install these bits
- Download and save the binaries (you will need to download the lightning binaries with 'wcap' support in them) into your local folder. You can do this by selecting the 'Save Link As...' option.
- Alternatively, you can also download the binaries from here by choosing the 'Save Link as' option.
- If you use ThunderBird 2.0, click on Tools-> Add-ons -> Install to install this extension.
- Now, go to File -> New -> Calendar . You should get a screen like below. Select the 'Network' option here.
. - Now, you should be presented with a screen like below . Here, you will need to provide the Sun Java System Calendar Server option and then provide the Calendar Server URL (need to begin with https://) click the 'Next' button.
- In the last screen, you will need to provide your Calendar Server Username and password.
- That's all there to it.
Hope this helps