Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Building Lightning (Moz version of Outlook)

Asa Dotzler and Simon Paquet have each posted an excellent summary of the Mozilla Lightning project by Mike Shaver, including how to build it:
Building Lightning is very easy, if you build Thunderbird on the trunk, so that's another route to preview goodness:

Add "calendar" to the MOZ_CO_PROJECT line, like so:

mk_add_options MOZ_CO_PROJECT=mail,calendar

and add "lightning" to the extensions set, like so:

ac_add_options --enable-extensions=lightning,inspector,venkman

This will produce a file in dist/xpi-stage called "lightning.xpi", which you can install into your Thunderbird build and play with. If you have trouble with it, you should visit #calendar on irc.mozilla.org, where all manner of calendar developers can try to help answering your questions.

I'll try and get someone to put that up on our Wiki too, now that I think of it.
Now I just need a Linux box.


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