Lightning is a Thunderbird plug-in that adds calendar functions. More on the mozilla.org page
. I tried to install the .xpi from there, but it failed with the following error message:
"Lightning" could not be installed because it is not compatible with your Thunderbird build type (Linux_x86_64-gcc3). Please contact the author of this item about the problem.
So I downloaded the source from this page
, and followed the instructions from here
. This page
and the link to that one
were also helpful.
In case you don't want to open all those links, I've put the resulting .xpi file here for you to download: lightning-0.3.1-x86_64.xpi
. Or if you prefer to build it yourself, here is how I did it:
[untar/bz, cd mozilla]
export CFLAGS="-O2 -pipe -fPIC"
ac_cv_visibility_pragma=no ./configure --enable-application=mail --enable-extensions=default,lightning
(of course you may want to change some stuff to better suit your system, I've got a Core 2 Duo laptop running Gentoo Linux
Then just select Tools > Extensions in Thunderbird and install the lightning.xpi you've just built (located in dist/xpi-stage/lightning.xpi).
- 2007-06-28 - Lightning 0.5
After reading Matthew's comment
I downloaded the newly released Lightning 0.5 from here
, and built lightning-0.5-x86_64.xpi
following the exact same procedure that I used for 0.3.1. Then I installed it from Tools > Extensions, restarted Thunderbird and immediately noticed the different appearance. (I did not uninstall 0.3.1 first, which apparently is ok.)
- 2008-09-28 - Lightning 0.9
Download from http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/calendar/lightning/releases/0.9/contrib/linux-x86_64/