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Re: [vox-tech] Looking for a Sunbird (Google Calendar) replacement
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Re: [vox-tech] Looking for a Sunbird (Google Calendar) replacement

Alex Mandel wrote:
> Tony Cratz wrote:
>> Rick Moen wrote:
>>> Quoting Scott Miller (scottlinux@gmail.com):
>>>> http://www.mozilla.org/projects/calendar/sunbird/download.html
>>>> Yeah looks like sunbird is not in development anymore. Their site says
>>>> "This is the last public Sunbird release by the Calendar Project.
>>>> We recommend upgrading to Thunderbird 3 and Lightning 1.0 beta1."
>>> I should note that Lightning basically _is_ Sunbird.
>>> Sunbird was a bunch of XUL interpreted code for iCAL / CalDAV / DAViCal
>>> functionality atop the Mozilla portable runtime.  Lightning is 
>>> that same XUL code refactored to run on the Mozilla portable runtime
>>> inside Thunderbird 3.0.x or SeaMonkey 2.0.
>>> It might be possible to run it on Firefox's copy of the Mozilla portable
>>> runtime, though that's not addressed in the Web site's docs.  Seems
>>> likely that there's been enough rewriting to accomodate Thunderbird 3 as
>>> host that that might be nontrivial.
>> 	While I understand that Lightning is really Sunbird it is
>> 	not a standalone client. It requires having Thunderbird up
>> 	and running.
>> 	I really want a true standalone client which does not require
>> 	any Internet connection, this is where Sunbird was a major
>> 	win over Lightning.
>> 							Tony
> Thunderbird only requires an internet connection if you configure email
> accounts or online/synced calendars. It is capable of running in offline
> mode(You can even set the default to offline), and I do this all the
> time with my laptop.
> Just a correction of facts, I realize this doesn't solve your issue of
> wanting a good standalone offline calendar. A quick look through the
> package manager shows a few options but most seem to be very web dependent.
> Chandler and KOrganizer came up as some options to explore based on a
> web search.
> Alex

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