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Lightning Bug Squashed; Continues to Glow

Posted: 12:08:55, Wednesday, Nov 7, 2012   Expiration: 12:16:36, Tuesday, Nov 20, 2012  

A major bug has been fixed in the latest version of Lightning. Upgrade to Thunderbird 16 and Lightning 1.8 to see performance improvements.

In Lightning version 1.7 and earlier, you will see the following bug:

  • When attempting to respond to an event you have been invited to, earlier versions of Lightning provide options to "Edit just this occurrence" or "Edit all occurrences" instead of prompting for your attendance response.
  • If you select "Edit just this occurrence", Lightning will allow you to edit certain attributes in that instance of the event. Any edits are not reflected on the organizer's calendar or the calendars of any other attendees.
  • This bug made it impossible to provide an attendance response to just a single occurrence of a recurring meeting using Lightning. It was still possible to provide an attendance response for the entire recurring series by selecting "Edit all occurrences".

This bug has been fixed in Lightning 1.8 for Thunderbird 16. We strongly recommend upgrading to the latest versions of Thunderbird and Lightning:

You can find additional information on this bug fix from Mozilla here: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=767303

-- WiscCal: Jennifer Rado

Created: 00:49:45, Wednesday, Nov 7, 2012 (by Jennifer R.)
Updated: 12:16:42, Tuesday, Nov 20, 2012 (by Jennifer R.)