New Calendar XPIs Support Mozilla Thunderbird

Saturday January 10th, 2004

Jason writes: "The Calendar project released new XPIs for both Windows and Linux on January 9th. They include fixes for bugs such as the high CPU usage bug and now support Thunderbird. Eric Belhaire's website is detailing the Thunderbird work and, according to the latest notes from's staff meeting the other day, the Thunderbird team will be focusing more on Calendar as well.

"Also check out the announcement on MozillaZine's forums."

#1 Good news

by brolewis

Saturday January 10th, 2004 1:03 PM

I'm glad to see better integration between Calendar and Thunderbird. I think that Thunderbird and the Calendar make a natural fit. Now if only I could get a conduit between my Palm T3 and Thunderbird/Calendar...

#2 Thunderbird Support is a Great Idea

by kc2kth

Saturday January 10th, 2004 5:26 PM

Supporting Calendar on Thunderbird is really the right way to go. There is a good chance that users seeing TB/SB down the road will have had experience with one of the Microsoft offerings where Mail and Calendaring are already closely integrated. Great to see a new official build available after a long wait! Now if we can get *simple* shared calendar functionality incorporated...

#3 Re: Thunderbird Support is a Great Idea

by MXN

Saturday January 10th, 2004 8:31 PM

Speaking of SB (Sunbird), does anyone know when to expect a new version of Sunbird? (I don't read the MZ Forums a lot anymore, so I don't know if I'm missing something.)


#4 Will there ever be a calendar server?

by hem

Sunday January 11th, 2004 5:27 AM

Wondering if there will be effort to have a calendar server. Netscape had one, but they never open sourced it. Maybe Mozilla Foundation folks can make it happen? A tight integration of Sunbird/Calendar would be the logical next step, I would imagine.

#12 Re: Will there ever be a calendar server?

by freakent

Thursday April 8th, 2004 3:08 AM

The Netscape calendar server (and client) were re-badged versions of Stealtor's calendar server. Stealtor were bought by Oracle a couple of years ago and the Stealtor calendar is now integrated in Oracle's Collaboration Suite.

#5 Great work!

by albano

Sunday January 11th, 2004 6:52 AM

Calendar looks very nice, the functionality is as good as Outlook's, if not better. Now as soon as I can synchronize events and tasks with my Pocket PC device, I will trash Outlook without ever looking back. Is any such functionality planned? Keep up the great work!

#6 Is Full Palm Pilot support planned?

by mesostinky

Sunday January 11th, 2004 12:08 PM

Calendar seems like its coming along, but I'm wondering about Palm sync support? Without it Calendar and Thunderbird can't really be used as a drop in replacement for either Outlook or Evolution. It would be a real boon to zilla products if Thunderbird came with Calendar and had the ability to sync Calendar, Notes, and Address book. I know its common sense that you need these basic features and that they have probably been planned on for a while now, but I'm wondering what the status is of getting these features into Calendar and Thunderbird.

#7 Thunderbird?

by kpmd

Monday January 12th, 2004 9:39 AM

Great job with all the work going into Calendar, it's making great progress! This is an embarrassing question, but how exactly does it work with Thunderbird? I downloaded the xpi on windows FB .7+ TB .4 and the calendar launches nicely from FB but I can't get to it through Thunderbird at all. It's not listed in the extensions in TB preferences either. What should I be seeing in TB?

#8 Re: Thunderbird?

by endquote

Monday January 12th, 2004 12:50 PM

Ditto. I don't really get it. I still really want to be able to accept meeting requests from Outlook users, too. I wonder if it integrates better with iCal now, as well. Previous builds would publish files that iCal couldn't read.

#11 Installing Calendar and Thunderbird Extensions

by aquarichy

Friday January 16th, 2004 5:53 PM

Go to Thunderbirds options, and go to its extensions menu. There'll be a button called "Install extensions" or something similar. Click it, and then find Thunderbird .xpi you downloaded (without installing in Firebird!) and select it. You might be able to put the URL in the browse box, but I haven't tested that. Once installed, I think its option appears in Thunderbird under the options drop down menu. I hope this helps.

#9 I'm not using thunderbird ...

by jimich

Wednesday January 14th, 2004 12:41 AM

(but eudora for many reasons) ... and i'm wondering how automatically launch calendar in background... I'm using calendar with firebird 0.7+, and i receive the alerts only when i manually launch calendar in firebird ... do you know if some alarm server exists, reading the ical data and process alarm, even when calendar is not running?

#10 i've find this shorcut

by jimich

Wednesday January 14th, 2004 12:49 AM

"D:\program files\MozillaFirebird\MozillaFirebird.exe" -calendar --> it is possible to add this in startup ... but this not launch calendar in tray bar ...

#13 Calendar protocols

by Hugues

Friday February 18th, 2005 4:29 AM

Besides the fact that I personnaly think that iCal is a quite poor method to share calendars (only an opinion - I could develop it - no flaming at all - I sware) ...

On a project I'm managing I would like to implement Thunderbird and Sunbird as a replacement for an Outlook/Netscape installed base. There's only 1 drawback but it's a major one : lack of wCap support. It is definitely needed for the project and that alone could lead the firm to adopt a full MS solution for client (There is a wCap plugin for Outlook) and even for servers.

I'm talking about 1900 mail clients and the related servers.

Is there any wCap plugin developed somewhere ? Would it be hard to add that support to Mozilla Calendar or Sunbird ? How hard would it be and how long would it take ? Any other idea ?

Thank you in advance.

#14 Calendar (shared in WebDav)

by lkavanagh

Thursday April 28th, 2005 12:54 AM

Hi, out IT dept have been using ThunderBird for past while and v. impressed and are considering pushing it out to other depts but need to get calendarsl (shared) working. I've installed the extension but having trouble publishing a shared calendar. Reckon my problem is with the WebDav folder I setup in IIS 5.0. Finding it hard to find good notes (step-by-step) anywhere though. Anyone been through the process and willing ot help ? Theres a pint in it !! Larry