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'''Issue:''' Email alerts are not sent. '''Issue:''' Email alerts are not sent.
-'''Versions:''' Sunbird 0.2 and Calendar Extension 0.8.3 on Firefox.+'''Versions:'''
 +* Sunbird 0.2.
 +* Calendar Extension 0.8.3 extending Firefox.
-'''Background:''' Sunbird 0.2 is built on a plain Mozilla core and the Calendar extension builds on a modfied core. As a result, some network services are not available. See [http://www.mozilla.org/projects/calendar/ Calendar vs. Sunbird] and [https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=237148 Bug 237148]. +'''Background:'''
 +* Sunbird 0.2 is built on an application base similar to Firefox: it includes http and ftp but does not include email services.
 +* The Calendar extension 0.8.3 extends the base application to which it is added (Firefox, Thunderbird, or Mozilla Suite): email services are available on Thunderbird or Mozilla Suite, but not on Firefox.
 +See [http://www.mozilla.org/projects/calendar/ Calendar vs. Sunbird] and [https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=237148 Bug 237148].
-'''Workarounds:''' Do not use the Calendar extension on Sunbird.+'''Workarounds:''' Use Calendar Extension to extend Thunderbird or to extend Mozilla Suite.
-==Some ICS files are not readable by Apple iCal== 
-'''Issue:''' Apple iCal will not read in some .ics files published by Sunbird or Calendar Extension.+==Some iCalendar (*.ics) files are not readable by Apple iCal==
-'''Versions:''' Sunbird 0.2 and Calendar Extension 0.8.3.+'''Issue:''' Apple iCal will not read in some iCalendar (filename.ics) files published by Sunbird or Calendar Extension.
-'''Background:''' The problem is known to happen when there are long descriptions, which are wrapped to 75 characters in the ICS file using LF instead of CRLF line ends. See [https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=283881 Bug 283881].+'''Versions:'''
 +* Sunbird 0.2.
 +* Calendar Extension 0.8.3 extending any base application.
-'''Workarounds:''' Instead, use one of the workarounds below:+'''Background:''' The problem is known to happen when there are long descriptions, which are wrapped to 75 characters in the iCalendar (filename.ics) file using LF instead of CRLF line ends. See [https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=283881 Bug 283881].
-* Use only empty or short descriptions, less than 75 characters, so no descriptions are wrapped.+'''Workarounds:''' Instead, use one of the workarounds below:
-* Use Export, which post-processes line ends to work around the problem:+ 
-** Deselect other calendars in the calendars tab.+''Workaround 1:'' Use only empty or short descriptions, less than 75 characters, so no descriptions are wrapped.
-** Select "View All Events" in the event list.+ 
-** Select "All Events".+''Workaround 2:'' Use Export, which post-processes line ends to work around the problem:
-** Select "File -> Export Selected Events".+* Deselect other calendars in the "Calendars" tab.
-** Use Calendar file format (ICS, not VCS).+* View "All Events" in the event list filter (drop down field), and clear the "contains" search field if necessary.
-** Publish the calendar using other means, such as manual FTP.+* Select all events: Click in event list to focus on it. Type control-a (or click "Edit -> Select All"). Background behind selected events will be highlighted.
 +* Click "File -> Export Selected Events...".
 +* Choose a local filename.
 +* Format: Use "Save as type" of "Calendar Files", not "vCalendar Files".
 +* Click "Save".
 +* Publish the file to your server using other means, such as manual ftp.

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Alerts by email are not sent

Issue: Email alerts are not sent.

Versions:

  • Sunbird 0.2.
  • Calendar Extension 0.8.3 extending Firefox.

Background:

  • Sunbird 0.2 is built on an application base similar to Firefox: it includes http and ftp but does not include email services.
  • The Calendar extension 0.8.3 extends the base application to which it is added (Firefox, Thunderbird, or Mozilla Suite): email services are available on Thunderbird or Mozilla Suite, but not on Firefox.

See Calendar vs. Sunbird and Bug 237148.

Workarounds: Use Calendar Extension to extend Thunderbird or to extend Mozilla Suite.


Some iCalendar (*.ics) files are not readable by Apple iCal

Issue: Apple iCal will not read in some iCalendar (filename.ics) files published by Sunbird or Calendar Extension.

Versions:

  • Sunbird 0.2.
  • Calendar Extension 0.8.3 extending any base application.

Background: The problem is known to happen when there are long descriptions, which are wrapped to 75 characters in the iCalendar (filename.ics) file using LF instead of CRLF line ends. See Bug 283881.

Workarounds: Instead, use one of the workarounds below:

Workaround 1: Use only empty or short descriptions, less than 75 characters, so no descriptions are wrapped.

Workaround 2: Use Export, which post-processes line ends to work around the problem:

  • Deselect other calendars in the "Calendars" tab.
  • View "All Events" in the event list filter (drop down field), and clear the "contains" search field if necessary.
  • Select all events: Click in event list to focus on it. Type control-a (or click "Edit -> Select All"). Background behind selected events will be highlighted.
  • Click "File -> Export Selected Events...".
  • Choose a local filename.
  • Format: Use "Save as type" of "Calendar Files", not "vCalendar Files".
  • Click "Save".
  • Publish the file to your server using other means, such as manual ftp.