lightning thunderbird extension does not follow system time zone settings

Bug #949796 reported by Scott Sweeny on 2012-03-08
This bug affects 8 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
lightning-extension (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I recently travelled to London from the eastern United States. I was able to easily change my system time zone to London using the date/time indicator however my appointments in Thunderbird (Lightning) did not update to reflect the change. I had to dig through the preferences window in Thunderbird to change Lightning's time zone.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: xul-ext-lightning 1.3~b1+build1-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-18.28-generic 3.2.9
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-18-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 1.94-0ubuntu2
Architecture: amd64
CheckboxSubmission: f24bf886cf6158b8cd6d663f166fcff9
CheckboxSystem: 3935143777c965daaa64b51f0134f712
Date: Thu Mar 8 09:29:24 2012
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release amd64 (20101007)
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: lightning-extension
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to precise on 2012-01-17 (51 days ago)

Scott Sweeny (ssweeny) wrote :
Changed in lightning-extension (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
assignee: nobody → Canonical Desktop Team (canonical-desktop-team)
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

It's in universe, and not integrated into the desktop anyway (unlike Evolution), unassigning.

Changed in lightning-extension (Ubuntu):
assignee: Canonical Desktop Team (canonical-desktop-team) → nobody
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

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

Isn't TB the new default MUA in Ubuntu? I suppose (hope) that the calendar extension is included in this move?

Colan Schwartz (colan) wrote :

By design, this doesn't happen automatically. You have to go to Preferences -> Calendar -> General, and manually set the time zone. I'd recommend attaching the upstream bug here from if the feature request exists. If not, create it there and then link here so we can track it.

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