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Cooking up the Treats => New Package Requests => Topic started by: wcs on August 09, 2007, 08:36:43 pm

Title: Mozilla Sunbird
Post by: wcs on August 09, 2007, 08:36:43 pm
I reckon this would be a good addition.
(sure, one can just grab the binary from the website, but I guess a package would be nicer)

Anyone knows of good calendar applications? (non-kde ones)

Thank you!
Title: Re: Mozilla Sunbird
Post by: exeterdad on August 09, 2007, 09:03:17 pm
Oooooh!  I'd like to build that.  Can I have it please, please, please?
Title: Re: Mozilla Sunbird
Post by: GrannyGeek on August 11, 2007, 04:23:41 pm
Anyone knows of good calendar applications? (non-kde ones)

Have you tried XFce's Orage? It's more than sufficient for my fairly modest needs. If you need to share a calendar, I don't think Orage can do that. But you have many options for your own personal calendar.
--GrannyGeek
Title: Re: Mozilla Sunbird
Post by: wcs on August 11, 2007, 04:43:34 pm
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Have you tried XFce's Orage?

Oh, I thought it was just a calendar, with no way of adding events.
Now that I found that, it seems alright. I suppose when coupled with a to-do list (maybe one of those post-it notes application) it would do its job. Thanks for pointing it out.

My preference would actually be for sunbird to get integrated into seamonkey...

Thanks for wanting to try to build it, exeterdad.
Title: Re: Mozilla Sunbird
Post by: exeterdad on August 11, 2007, 06:23:39 pm
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Thanks for wanting to try to build it, exeterdad.

I'm having a frustrating time trying to build it.  I've given it a go four times and I still can't get it to complete.  It must be nearing the end because it compiles a couple hours before the errors.
Title: Re: Mozilla Sunbird
Post by: GrannyGeek on August 11, 2007, 06:30:10 pm
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Have you tried XFce's Orage?

Oh, I thought it was just a calendar, with no way of adding events.
Now that I found that, it seems alright. I suppose when coupled with a to-do list (maybe one of those post-it notes application) it would do its job. Thanks for pointing it out.

J-Pilot includes a calendar with week, month, and day views, a to-do list with priorities and notes, an address book, and a memo pad. You don't need a Palm device but could use J-Pilot as a standalone calendar, to-do list, and address book app.
--GrannyGeek
Title: Re: Mozilla Sunbird
Post by: wcs on August 11, 2007, 06:43:19 pm
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J-Pilot includes a calendar with week, month, and day views, a to-do list with priorities and notes, an address book, and a memo pad. You don't need a Palm device but could use J-Pilot as a standalone calendar, to-do list, and address book app.

Thanks!
That's one other app that I didn't explore properly and actually had uninstalled because I assumed it wouldn't be that useful if I don't have a Palm thingie.

And seems a lot lighter than Sunbird as well.
Title: Re: Mozilla Sunbird
Post by: wcs on August 11, 2007, 06:45:07 pm
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I've given it a go four times and I still can't get it to complete.  It must be nearing the end because it compiles a couple hours before the errors.

Four times X couple of hours. Now, that must be annoying...
Thanks a lot for the effort so far.

I suppose there's always the possibility of repackaging the binary if that doesn't work, right?
Title: Re: Mozilla Sunbird
Post by: Joe1962 on August 11, 2007, 07:15:07 pm
My preference would actually be for sunbird to get integrated into seamonkey...
Mine too. Meanwhile, you could try this:
http://highlandsun.com/hyc/mozilla/
Title: Re: Mozilla Sunbird
Post by: Colonel Panic on August 12, 2007, 01:36:00 am
I reckon this would be a good addition.
(sure, one can just grab the binary from the website, but I guess a package would be nicer)

Anyone knows of good calendar applications? (non-kde ones)

Thank you!


Ical's pretty good too, it's the standard calendar app in Puppy. A bit plain-looking though, if that's a problem.
Title: Re: Mozilla Sunbird
Post by: exeterdad on August 14, 2007, 09:53:49 am
Still working on it.  I've lost count of how attempts I'm at now.  I did nail down one makefile in mozilla/layout/build that assumes everyone is using X117 now.  I got around that, but I ran into another issue further into the build. 

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I suppose there's always the possibility of repackaging the binary if that doesn't work, right?

Yep, sure can.  But now I'm ticked. I'll do that if and when I give up  :D
Title: Re: Mozilla Sunbird
Post by: exeterdad on August 14, 2007, 10:21:55 am
I won!!!  Just need to create a patch and then script the build.  Ummm  oh yeah, test the patch and script.  Then I'll package.  Should hit the shelves in a day or two,  I have some stuff to do first.
Title: Re: Mozilla Sunbird
Post by: exeterdad on August 15, 2007, 01:09:43 pm
It is completed and uploaded.
Title: Re: Mozilla Sunbird
Post by: wcs on August 15, 2007, 05:54:25 pm
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It is completed and uploaded.

Fantastic. Thank you very much for packaging.
And the others for the suggestions... I'll try them all.

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Ical's pretty good too

Hmm. I'm trying to find it but a quick google search only gives me the Mac app.
Know where I can fetch this one?

Thanks

Title: Re: Mozilla Sunbird
Post by: mcrofutt on August 19, 2007, 08:32:15 pm
HI,
I just noticed that Sea Monkey has a built-in calendar. Anything wrong with it?
Now I don't know if it has the ability to wake -up and notify of something to-do. But you might give it a look.
Mark
Title: Re: Mozilla Sunbird
Post by: exeterdad on August 20, 2007, 05:54:17 am
I would not say that there is anything wrong with Sea-monkey's calendar.  I depends on your needs.  Sunbird is a newer, re-worked calendar.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong.  But it's my understanding that Sunbird, Firefox, Thunderbird and other Mozilla apps are the bleeding edge of Mozilla's efforts.  A proving ground you might say.  Eventually the proven stable code makes it into the Sea-monkey suite. Or some may not make it at all if it turns out the users don't like it.

The Sea-monkey suite has a smaller footprint than all the individual apps (Sunbird, Firefox, Thunderbird, etc) because the Sea-monkey apps share share the same base code.  The individual apps (Sunbird, Firefox, Thunderbird, etc) can run without the others so you end up with duplicate executables and libs in separate directory's.

Mozilla has no shortage of calendars.  Thunderbird also has a calendar extention (Lightning).  I've considered building it, but how many calendars do "we" need?
I hope that was helpful?
Title: Re: Mozilla Sunbird
Post by: rbistolfi on August 20, 2007, 10:01:31 am
Mozilla is putting all the efforts on Firefox. Seamonkey is maintained by the developers community. Mozilla gives the infrastructure (hosting, pieces of code, dev tools, etc). Apparently, this will be the destiny of all the Mozilla apps but Firefox, including the great Thunderbird. The Foundation thinks they need to points all the resources to Firefox and they will leave the other projects for the community.

http://www.mozillazine.org/talkback.html?article=22235&message=17&state=reply
Title: Re: Mozilla Sunbird
Post by: exeterdad on August 20, 2007, 12:17:38 pm
That explains a lot.  Many Mozilla related things make sense to me now. Thanks rbistolfi.