lightning-extension 1.1 (precise) is not compatible with thunderbird 10.0

Bug #910796 reported by spaetz on 2012-01-02
This bug affects 4 people
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lightning-extension (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

The provided lightning-extension Version: 1.1+build1-0ubuntu1 is not compatible with the provided thunderbird 10.0 in precise.

As far as I understand it requires lightning 1.2:

It would be great to update the lightning extension to make it work again in precise. OTOH, installing the appropriate version from
( lists)

led to an incompatibility error message too.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in lightning-extension (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Daniel Stoni ( wrote :

Hello all
since Thunderbird is replacing Evolution, special care should be taken that users have continued access to their calendars. Too often, new Thunderbird versions in the repositories break compatibility with lightning (or gdata or timezone), making calendar data unavailable to users. Unfortunately, we've been observing this in previous Ubuntu Versions, also. As long this is the case, Thunderbird cannot considered as full replacement for Evolution for production environments
One might address this by always ensuring that the combination of thunderbird+lightning+dependencies is fully functional before adding new versions of Thunderbird to the Ubuntu Repos.
Kind regards, dsto

Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) wrote :

We do always provide a compatible version of Lightning with the stable releases of Thunderbird in Ubuntu. If you can find examples of where we fail to do that, then please let me know.

However, this is a beta, and a compatible version does not exist for it yet. We're not going to block beta testing of the next version of Thunderbird whilst we wait for extensions to catch up, as this would seriously reduce the amount of exposure that prerelease builds get.

Daniel Stoni ( wrote :

I understand. I will have particular attention on future problems with stable and let you know.

Back to the issue. Having a fully functional and tested calendar available is crucial when positioning ubuntu versus win/outlook. Lightning/calendar is not just another add-on but an important component of todays linux desktops as soon as one decides to omit Evolution. Delivering a 12.04 beta without calendar is no option anymore. As you choose to introduce a Thunderbird beta I'd suggest to include the appropriate nightly build of lightning. Please consider.

Daniel Stoni ( wrote :

Addtion: same applies for enigmail. Regards, dsto

Daniel Stoni ( wrote :

Any news since?

Micah Gersten (micahg) wrote :

Lightning 1.8 is available in precise with Thunderbird 16

Changed in lightning-extension (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
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