Bug 841665 - RFE: Enable Lightning for SeaMonkey by default
RFE: Enable Lightning for SeaMonkey by default
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: thunderbird-lightning (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Orion Poplawski
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-07-19 15:43 EDT by Chad Feller
Modified: 2013-08-01 13:55 EDT (History)
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Description Chad Feller 2012-07-19 15:43:05 EDT
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Comment 1 Chad Feller 2012-07-19 15:54:05 EDT
That was really strange - not sure why BZ saved that page after having only entered the summary.  

Anyway - Lightning has been available for SeaMonkey for a couple of years now via AMO:


Fedora's Lightning package only installs for Thunderbird, however.  Enabling the thunderbird-lightning package for SeaMonkey is as simple as:

  cd /usr/lib64/mozilla/extensions/
  mkdir "{92650c4d-4b8e-4d2a-b7eb-24ecf4f6b63a}"
  cd "{92650c4d-4b8e-4d2a-b7eb-24ecf4f6b63a}"
  ln -sf ../"{3550f703-e582-4d05-9a08-453d09bdfdc6}"/* .

then restart SeaMonkey.

At a minimum I'd like to see the SeaMonkey ID added as an install location for the lightning and gdata provider extensions (provided by the thunderbird-lightning package).

The problem here is that thunderbird-lightning wants to pull in Thunderbird as a dependency.  If we make this change, then Thunderbird or SeaMonkey should be a dependency.  Then of course the package name should probably be changed to just "lightning".
Comment 2 Orion Poplawski 2012-10-16 23:24:10 EDT
Assigning to TB to bring in folks for comments.
Comment 3 Orion Poplawski 2012-10-16 23:25:20 EDT
Assigning to seamonkey to bring in folks for comment
Comment 4 Orion Poplawski 2012-10-16 23:28:35 EDT
What are people's thoughts here?  I suppose we could rename to lighting, package in /usr/lib/lightning, and then have -thunderbird and -seamonkey sub packages that ship the appropriate links?  Of course rpm has problems changing from dirs to symbolic links (and/or vice-versa) so perhaps that's a bad idea.  Seems a same to ship two copies of the same content though.
Comment 5 Martin Stransky 2012-10-17 03:20:03 EDT
We're just looking for co-maintainers for seamonkey and we don't want to increase maintenance costs here.
Comment 6 Dmitry Butskoy 2012-10-17 07:56:40 EDT
For comment #4:

Just consider "mozilla-noscript" and "mozilla-adblockplus" as examples.

IOW rename package to "mozilla-lightning".

Make sure (check install.rdf file of this addon) that the same stuff handle both the current seamonkey and the current thunderbird simultaneously.
Comment 7 Chad Feller 2012-10-17 09:33:41 EDT
I was thinking the same thing after my initial post, that mozilla-lightning would be a better name.

I'd be interested in helping co-maintain, although I don't know the process of getting to that point. Please advise.
Comment 8 Orion Poplawski 2012-10-17 23:24:48 EDT
There are a couple of major differences between lightning and the mozilla-* plugins (at least adblockplus, which is what I looked at).

The biggest is that lightning is tied to a pretty specific version of TB/seamonkey.  e.g. lightning 1.8 goes with TB 16.* only and seamonkey 2.12.* only.  We explicitly require that version as well so that someone doesn't accidentally upgrade one or the other and end up without a functioning calendar (which is major problem).  In practical terms this requires that tb and tb-ligntning be released simultaneously (at least with major updates).

Since adblockplus works with a large range of browser versions, there is less possibility of an upgrade breaking it (and quite frankly a broken adblockplus is less of an issue than a broken calendar).

So at this point, as wasteful as it seems to be, I think the best solution is to create a new package "seamonkey-lightning" that is basically a copy of thunderbird-lightning.  This would have a significant impact on seamonkey releases (as it has on TB).  But I think this is more workable than tying all three together.
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