Lightning (software)

Lightning 0.9 running on Thunderbird
Developer(s) Mozilla Foundation / Mozilla Corporation
Initial release 0.1
Stable release 1.0  (November 7, 2011; 2 days ago (2011-11-07)) [+/−]
Preview release none  (n/a) [+/−]
Written in C++, XUL, XBL, JavaScript
Operating system Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, others
Available in 37 languages
Type Personal information manager
License MPL, MPL/GPL/LGPL tri-license

The Lightning project, announced on December 22, 2004, and currently in development by the Mozilla Foundation, produces an extension that adds calendar and scheduling functionality to the Mozilla Thunderbird mail and newsgroup client and SeaMonkey internet suite. Lightning is an iCalendar compatible calendar.

Unlike the discontinued Mozilla Sunbird and Mozilla Calendar extension, Lightning aims to integrate tightly with Thunderbird.[1]

Version 0.9 was the last planned release for Thunderbird 2. A calendar was originally to be fully integrated into Thunderbird 3, but those plans were changed due to concerns with the product's maturity and level of support.[2][3] Lightning 1.0b2 is compatible with Thunderbird 3.1, Lightning 1.0b5 is compatible with Thunderbird 5 and 6, and Lightning 1.0b7 is compatible with Thunderbird 7.[4][5]

Sun Microsystems contributed significantly to the Lightning Project to provide users with an alternative free and open-source choice to Microsoft Office by combining and Thunderbird with the Lightning Extension.[6] In addition to general bug-fixing, Sun focused on calendar views, team/collaboration features and support for the Sun Java Calendar Server.[7]

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