Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 447918
Thunderbird Lightning cannot change date views
Last modified: 2008-05-27 17:11:16 EDT
With Thunderbird 18.104.22.168 and Lightning 0.8 click on the calendar view, by
default you'll get a "Day View", if you try to change to any other date view
(Multidday, Week, Month) nothing happens. This is true irregardeless of whether
you use the view buttons on the toolbar or the view menu items.
BTW, Lightning 0.8 with Thunderbird 22.214.171.124 in F-8 does not exhibit this
behavior. Since both Lightning addons are 0.8 the only difference is the
Thunderbird version and OS version.
John: Have you tried with xpi installer from Lightning upstream?
Yes I used the xpi installer downloading lighting from the mozilla web site. I
did not install from a Fedora repo.
Bouncing back to Thunderbird package then.
Cannot reproduce with thunderbird and lightining from Fedora repos. I don't
think we support upstream lighting plugin when we have native build available.
Reporter, do you have any idea, how to reproduce this bug just using Fedora
Well silly me, I used the tools provided by Thunderbird to find and install the
Lightning extension :-) Had I instead used 'yum install thunderbird-lightning' I
would have gotten something which did work, how silly to not know the extensions
must be built by us and that one should never ever use the ones pointed to by
Maybe the bug report should be changed to "Thunderbird suggests installing
extensions we know won't work" In other words never follow the link in the
"Add-On Dialog box" which says "Get Extensions". Or maybe that link should point
to a yum repo instead.
John, the point is that Lighting is fairly huge extension (which is the reason
why it is packaged at Fedora in the first place) with a lot of compiled C-code.
Unfortunately, upstream compiles with some really old and obsolete tools and
libraries, so although on F9 upstream extension should work (especially with
installing appropriate name packages), I wouldn't expect (especially from big
ones) that much miralces.