Conor Schaefer on 8 Nov 2009 15:07:19 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Thunderbird Lightning

I have read and write capabilities to my Google Calendar. I'm using the
Thunderbird 3 nightly (maybe 5 days old?) along with the Google Provider
and Lightning nightlies.

Just tested a write by creating an event in Lightning and checked it in
Google Calendar in Firefox. Worked fine. I don't use this feature much,
but the capability does seem to be there, and it's quite stable and
reliable, from what I can tell.

Thunderbird 3 nightly:
Google Provider and Lightning nightlies:

On 11/08/2009 05:35 PM, JP Vossen wrote:
>> Date: Sun, 8 Nov 2009 10:50:50 -0500
>> From: "Arthur S. Alexion" <>
>> Is anyone using this extension?
>> When my company moved from exchange 2003 -> 2007, evolution broke.  The 
>> evolution-mapi plugin is not ready for a production environment.  I got 
>> davmail ( working with Thunderbird for mail, 
>> but I can't seem to create a calendar in lightning.  It displays a calendar, 
>> but editing events, configuring or creating an new calendar, all seem 
>> impossible.  Short of a brief FAQ, there isn't much documentation on the 
>> lightning site.  Google doesn't seem to help much either.
>> Anyone deal with this or know of a good source of info?
>> I may just go with kontact, but I wanted to stick to gnome apps on my gnome 
>> box, and kde apps on the kde box.
> What Lee said...
> I just installed it out of the Karmic repo on the Mini9 (LPIA not i386). 
>   I added a bunch of Google Calendars, via the Google provider (that I'm 
> pretty sure was auto-installed).  It works, but...  TB has previously 
> been rock stable, and now it's hung on me though to be fair I'm having 
> problems with Karmic, so I can't blame Lightning for sure.  Basic 
> operations take more time, presumably due to polling Google for stuff. 
> I've had a couple of read/write access errors from Google, but I haven't 
> bothered to track them down since I'm just playing.  Also, as you 
> mention the documentation is non-existent and the configuration is not 
> clear enough to set up without it, at least for Google.
> Having said all of that, it looks OK and so far does what I want (just 
> playing).  It has promise but I'm not sure it's ready for production 
> corporate use.
> OTOH, and not that it helps you, but Evolution on Hardy has been pretty 
> good with Exchange at work; guess they haven't "upgraded" yet.  It was 
> also easier to set up the Google calendars and I haven't gotten any 
> useless errors on those.
> My $0.02,
> JP
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