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13 January 2010, 13:27

Mozilla releases its first beta of Lightning 1.0 calendar extension

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Source: Mozilla
Nearly 16 months after the release of version 0.9, the Mozilla developers have announced the availability of the first beta for version 1.0 of their Lightning calendar extension. Lightning integrates Mozilla's popular Sunbird calendar application into the Thunderbird email client and into the SeaMonkey internet application suite. According to Mozilla, the latest release includes nearly 500 bug fixes and improvements.

In addition to adding support for Thunderbird 3.0 and SeaMonkey 2.0, the latest Ligntning development release allows users to define multiple alarms for a single event, features better CalDAV support and interoperability for various CalDAV servers, and now displays the different calendar and task view modes in tabs. Application stability, performance and memory consumption have also been improved.

More details about the release, including a list of known issues, can be found in the release notes. Lightning 1.0 Beta 1 is available to download for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. Lightning is released under Mozilla's disjunctive tri-license that includes the Mozilla Public Licence, GPLv2 and LGPLv2.1.


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