I Love Thunderbird 3.x

Wow! What a difference 24 hours makes, huh?

See yesterday’s article HERE to read the back history of all this.

I did it! I did it! I got T-bird 3.x set up and working in my Slack64 13.0 installation. I was even able to get Lightning to work! YAY! What happened between yesterday and today? Well, I was snooping around the Mozilla Calendar Project website, reading the blog and the release notes, etc. At the very bottom of Lightning’s Release Notes page, I found THIS link to a server with a 1.0b2 x86_64 Lightning version! COOL, huh? I’d swear that link wasn’t there yesterday.

Anyway, this version of Lightning works like a champ. I did have to modify the install.rdf to allow for a minimum version of TB 3.0, because that’s the version in my Slackware repos right now. I’m happy now! I use Lightning to plan my life. I would have been seriously disappointed if I couldn’t have gotten it to work eventually. I pretty much got T-bird 3 to behave the way I wanted it to, also. I think I’ll be able to get used to it. It’s a bit different from T-bird 2, but not that much. Check out figure 1 for a screenie of my T-bird 3 on Slackware.

Figure 1

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Well, that’s all the news that’s fit to print, folks. I’m off to go watch Criminal Minds from my recliner and do some stuff on my laptop.



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  • Securitybreach  On November 17, 2010 at 20:28


  • leftystrat  On November 18, 2010 at 20:10

    If you don’t start blogging about the iEverything and Win 7 phones this instant, we will have to revoke your blog.

    P.S. have `they’ managed to get Lightning to sync with much? I always wanted to dump Outlook/Evo and go with T-bird/Lightning. (via Android)

    • V. T. Eric Layton  On November 18, 2010 at 20:36

      Yowza! iBaloney, huh? I don’t know nuthin’ ’bout that stuff, pard.

      However, I do know that you can sync Lightning with Google Calendar and some other apps too, I believe. I don’t use that functionality, though. You know me and “cloud” stuff. I try to avoid it, if I can. I don’t want my appointment with the proctologist to be on Google’s servers, you know. 😉

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