Lighting 1.0 is around the corner, the first beta of Lightning 1.0 comes nearly 16 months after the last update v.0.9. Lightning is an extension that tightly integrates Mozilla’s Sunbird calendar into Thunderbird.
Lightning 1.0 b1 is packed with 500 bug fixes and improvements to offer it users a seamless integration with the Thunderbird 3.0 user interface. Task view and Calender view are now displayed in tabs. Improved Lightning 1.0 now accepts multiple alarms for a single event – much work has been done to improve stability, performance and to reduce memory consumption.
SeaMonkey 2.0 users also have something to gain – Its the first time Lightning supports SeaMonkey as a host application. Lightning now has better interoperability with various CalDAV servers.
Unlike before Lightning 1.0 is now available in Estonian, Frisian, Galician, Hebrew, Indonesian, Punjabi, Sinhala, Tamil, Turkish and Vietnamese – in all 37 different languages including English.
Lightning 1.0 beta1 is a free download for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux Please read the release notes for Lightning 1.0 beta1 before downloading.
– Download Lightning 1.0 beta1 x86-64 build for Linux
– A working Provider for Google Calendar (GDATA) add-on (allows Sunbird and Lightning to read and write events to Google Calendar.)
– A GDATA x86-64 build for Linux is also available.