Mozilla Sunbird 0.3 alpha 2

Posted on Monday, May 15 2006 @ 13:31 CEST by LSDsmurf

Goals of the 0.3 alpha2 Release
    Sunbird 0.3 alpha2 is not intended to be a production-quality release. Instead, it is being released largely in order to showcase/test the advanced new view code. This includes:
    • Inline editing of event titles
    • Restoration of drag and drop editing in the day/week views
    In addition to showcasing and testing the new views, Sunbird 0.3 alpha2 aims to fix many bugs identified in Sunbird 0.3a1. Some highlights are:
    • Ability to modify individual elements of a recurring event
    • Fewer import/export errors
    • Better error reporting
    • Improved alarm functionality
    • A new, more intuitive New Event dialog
    • Better Mac support
    • Many other minor bug fixes
Limitations and Known Bugs
  • Because of architectural changes in the Mozilla core code, Sunbird 0.3 alpha2 will not work on Windows 95, Windows 98 or Windows ME
  • Dataloss may occur if you attempt to use Sunbird with calendar files created by other calendaring programs
  • CalDAV support remains extremely basic
  • Shutting down Sunbird immediately after a change has been made (within 5 seconds) may result in the change not being recorded
  • Sunbird 0.3 alpha2 does not work for dates before 1970 or after 2031
  • Snooze functionality is not currently present
  • Alarms for recurring events may not be reliable
  • Sunbird 0.3 alpha1 profiles are upgraded automatically to Sunbird 0.3 alpha2, but are then no longer compatible with Sunbird 0.3 alpha1 due to updates to the internal SQLite database
  • Sunbird 0.3 alpha2 will not automatically migrate your old calendar files from Sunbird 0.2. You will have to manually import them from your profile folder or resubscribe to your remote calendar files
Regressions from Sunbird 0.3 alpha2
  • If you have conflicting events at one time in the calendar, other, non-conflicting events on the same day appear too narrow
  • Location/Description information is no longer shown in the day/week views
  • All day events simply appear with no time, rather than having a star icon
  • It is not possible to select multiple events in the views. It still remains possible to select multiple events in the unifinder
  • Similarly, 'Select All' in the 'Edit' menu does not work
  • Sunbird 0.3 alpha2 reports many 'Failed to load XPCOM component' errors in the JavaScript console upon startup, however no functionality is lost

Program Information

Tools and Utilities

0.3 alpha 2
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Download: Mozilla Sunbird 0.3 alpha 2

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