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(March 30, 2010 ) [±]
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(March 30, 2010 ) [±]
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Mozilla Sunbird is a free and open source, cross-platform calendar application that was developed by the Mozilla Foundation, Sun Microsystems and many volunteers. Mozilla Sunbird was described as "... a cross platform standalone calendar application based on Mozilla's [3 ] XUL user interface language." Announced in July 2003, [4 ] Sunbird is a standalone version of the [5 ] Mozilla Calendar Project.
It was developed as a standalone version of the
Lightning calendar and scheduling extension for Mozilla Thunderbird. Development of Sunbird was ended with release 1.0 beta 1 to focus on development of Mozilla Lightning. [6 ] [7 ]
Sun contributions [ edit ]
Sun Microsystems contributed significantly to the Lightning extension project to provide users with an alternative free and open source alternative to
Microsoft Office by combining OpenOffice.org and Thunderbird/Lightning. Sun's key focus areas in addition to general bug fixing were calendar views, team/collaboration features and support for the [8 ] Sun Java System Calendar Server. Since both projects share the same code base, any contribution to one of them is a direct contribution to the other. [9 ]
Trademark issues and Iceowl [ edit ]
Although released under a
MPL, MPL/ GPL/ LGPL tri-license, Mozilla Sunbird suffers from trademark restrictions that prevent the distribution of modified versions with the Mozilla branding.
As a result the
Debian project created Iceowl, a virtually identical version without the branding restrictions.
Release history [ edit ]
Gecko version Sunbird version
February 4, 2005
0.3 October 11, 2006
Calendar storage moved from flat .ICS files to
0.3.1 February 19, 2007
Timezones updated for DST change
0.5 June 27, 2007
Gecko 1.8.1 for added stability and includes support for Google Calendar via an extension. [10 ]
0.7 October 25, 2007
Cleaner user interface and additional functionality
0.8 April 4, 2008
timezones, experimental offline support and task mode
0.9 September 23, 2008
Events spanning days now have a visual indicator indicating them as connected events.
When reloading a remote calendar a progress indicator is now shown.
The so-called "minimonth" (small calendar month in the upper left) has been given a visual overhaul.
The calendar views (day, week, multiweek, month) have been given a visual overhaul.
CalDAV support and interoperability with various CalDAV servers has been improved.
1.0b1 April 2, 2010
Multiple alarms can be defined for one event.
CalDAV support is improved.
1.0b2 June, 2010
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