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[SOLVED] Thunderbird 60 has no Calendar

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:15 pm
by supertallrich
From what I've read it's supposed to come with it, but I can't figure out for the life of me how to activate it.

This article was of no help: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/ca ... hunderbird

The Lightning version on the Mozilla extensions site is not compatible with v60.

Is there a way to get old Thunderbird 52 back?

Re: Thunderbird 60 has no Calendar

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:02 pm
by kyphi
Currently using the Linux Mint sanctioned Thunderbird 52.9.1. with Lightning 5.4.

Following a download and extract of Thunderbird 60, I found that my existing Lightning was now attached to Thunderbird 60 but declared as incompatible with 52.9.1.
My opinion of Thunderbird 60 is that with its squared tabs it is now as visually displeasing as Firefox 62 and it was therefore removed from my system.

To restore Lightning to Thunderbird 52.9.1, I selected "Remove" Lightning in Extensions, restarted Thunderbird and typed Lightning into the search bar (in Extensions) and selected "install" when Lightning was presented as an option.

Now I can use Thunderbird 52.9.1 with Lightning again. No data was lost during these processes.

Thunderbird 60.1, when it is released, will be the updatable version after testing by the Linux Mint Team but not version 60.

Re: Thunderbird 60 has no Calendar

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:15 pm
by supertallrich
kyphi wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:02 pm
Currently using the Linux Mint sanctioned Thunderbird 52.9.1. with Lightning 5.4.
Well version 60 is what I got from the repos with a fresh install of LMDE3. I purged it and downloaded 52.9.1 and I am a happy camper again.

Thanks,
Rich

Re: Thunderbird 60 has no Calendar

Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:46 pm
by saljut7
The TB60 version on my Debian9 system has no problems with the lightning extension (Lightning 6.2). Is the TB version of Ubuntu/Mint so different in comparison to the Debian package?

Re: Thunderbird 60 has no Calendar

Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:59 pm
by Moem
Reminderfox is a really nice calendar add-on for Thunderbird.

Re: Thunderbird 60 has no Calendar

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:11 am
by saljut7
kyphi wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:02 pm
Thunderbird 60.1, when it is released, will be the updatable version after testing by the Linux Mint Team but not version 60.
Means: TB60 was not tested by the Linux Mint Team?

Re: Thunderbird 60 has no Calendar

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:22 am
by Pierre
an surprising amount of stuff is Not Tested by the Mint.Team as it comes from upstream,
that is, from either Ubuntu OR Debian and any testing would be done at that level.

Re: Thunderbird 60 has no Calendar

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:25 am
by saljut7
I understand, so the upstream for TB60 was an Ubuntu package because there is the same problem: https://askubuntu.com/questions/1084059 ... ar-missing

Re: Thunderbird 60 has no Calendar

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:33 am
by Monsta
Thunderbird surely comes from upstream (Debian Stretch repos in this case).

Code: Select all

$ LC_ALL=C apt policy thunderbird
thunderbird:
  Installed: 1:60.0-3~deb9u1
  Candidate: 1:60.0-3~deb9u1
  Version table:
 *** 1:60.0-3~deb9u1 500
        500 http://security.debian.org stretch/updates/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     1:52.8.0-1~deb9u1 500
        500 http://mirror.corbina.net/debian stretch/main amd64 Packages

Re: Thunderbird 60 has no Calendar

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:48 am
by saljut7
Okay but why the prohblem does not appear under Debian9 then?

Re: Thunderbird 60 has no Calendar

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:59 am
by sdibaja
saljut7 wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:48 am
Okay but why the prohblem does not appear under Debian9 then?
ingredients from the same warehouse, different cooks. some things just don't get properly mixed.
"upstream" is a cop-out.

Re: Thunderbird 60 has no Calendar

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:16 am
by sdibaja
I see Debian has a slightly different package, if that matters
Image

Re: Thunderbird 60 has no Calendar

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:24 am
by saljut7
Hm, not on my Deb9 machine:

Code: Select all

# apt policy thunderbird
thunderbird:
  Installed: 1:60.0-3~deb9u1
  Candidate: 1:60.0-3~deb9u1
  Version table:
 *** 1:60.0-3~deb9u1 500
        500 http://security.debian.org stretch/updates/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     1:52.8.0-1~deb9u1 500
        500 http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian stretch/main amd64 Packages

Re: Thunderbird 60 has no Calendar

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:45 am
by sdibaja
excuse me, I am using proposed-updates on this machine
I forgot

Re: Thunderbird 60 has no Calendar

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:02 pm
by benchrest
Lightning is so important to me, as important as my email. I am lost without my calendar of upcoming events. I will have to go back to 52.9.1 somehow. I can't wait days to have a compatible version.

Re: Thunderbird 60 has no Calendar

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:26 pm
by sdibaja
See if you can add Lightning from your software manager or synaptic... it is actually a separate app.
Or Download a different version of Third from the Thunderbird website...

Re: Thunderbird 60 has no Calendar

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:39 pm
by smurphos
Anyone thinking of downgrading Third to get round this might want to think again.

USN-3793-1: Thunderbird vulnerabilities
https://usn.ubuntu.com/3793-1/

Re: Thunderbird 60 has no Calendar

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:23 pm
by Hendrick
Saw this in another topic (works great):

- Install the new version of Thunderbird
- then: sudo apt install xul-ext-lightning
- then: start Thunderbird and remove the Lightning add-on
- then: close Thunderbird and restart

Hendrick / Amsterdam

Re: Thunderbird 60 has no Calendar

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:01 am
by kaie
That's a worst case scenario here for me. I didn't notice lightning has gone until I wanted to add a new appointment. I could miss appointments this way very easily. Are the old appointments still available with the solution above?

Is there an alternative for lightning? I tend to replace it with a real program instead of an addon.

Thanks
kaie

Re: Thunderbird 60 has no Calendar

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:30 am
by silver_whiskers
benchrest wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:02 pm
Lightning is so important to me, as important as my email. I am lost without my calendar of upcoming events. I will have to go back to 52.9.1 somehow. I can't wait days to have a compatible version.
After much messing around (....why ?....) I discovered a fix here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1229874

If you scroll down to the help for people with the Linux version you will find this line
sudo apt install xul-ext-lightning

....which is very similar, but not quite the same, as reported by Hendrick.

I performed this and the sidebar reappeared, and so did my Calendar. If your does not you may have to try Ctrl+Shift+C.
The sidebar is called the "today pane", toggle the display of this pane with the F11 key.