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Thunderthighs
 
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Post Posted August 5th, 2020, 7:34 am

Since the imposition of 78.0.0 and subsequent updates, the calendar has been unusable.

No Provider for Google Calendar

TBSync works when it is coaxed and then, on restarting TB, doesn't work.

I use Google Calendar as the main Calendar server for 10 calendars so everyone can see what everyone else is doing. My desktop (TB and Calendar) is occupying my time - and that, right now is something I don't have just to mess about with something that should have worked out of the box BEFORE release.

I can't be the only one... does anyone have any answers or do I look elsewhere for a desktop application?

tanstaafl
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Post Posted August 9th, 2020, 3:30 pm

Use CalDAV rather than a add-on to make the connection to the Google calendar. See https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1261974 and https://sproutsluckycorner.wordpress.co ... -calendar/ for how to do that.

Personally I think you should have waited until version 78 was more mature (and more add-ons were rewritten to support it) before switching to it. It wasn't a ordinary major release, it dropped support for ALL legacy add-ons.

There doesn't seem to be a update to support version 78 issue at https://github.com/jobisoft/TbSync/issues but there is one for the associated "provider for caldav & carddav" add-on at https://github.com/jobisoft/DAV-4-TbSync/issues/223

The TBSync web page never claimed to support the provider for google calendar add-on (which does not formally support version 78). See https://github.com/kewisch/gdata-provider/issues/77

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Post Posted September 8th, 2020, 3:35 pm

tanstaafl wrote:...Personally I think you should have waited until version 78 was more mature (and more add-ons were rewritten to support it) before switching to it. It wasn't a ordinary major release, it dropped support for ALL legacy add-ons. ...


Not always so easy. Let's say you are upgrading a computer, and need a fresh installation. When the latest offered download is 78, one would just think this should work properly right out of the box. Especially since the MozBackup application is so old.

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Post Posted September 8th, 2020, 4:42 pm

Linux Desktop - AMD Athlon(tm) II X3 455 3.3GHz | 8.0GB RAM | GeForce GT 630
Windows Notebook - AMD A8 7410 2.2GHz | 6.0GB RAM | AMD Radeon R5

tanstaafl
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Post Posted September 8th, 2020, 6:50 pm

"When the latest offered download is 78, one would just think this should work properly right out of the box."

I agree, but unfortunately they don't think that way. Its more like a unofficial beta.

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Go_back_to_an ... hunderbird has links to all of the old setup programs.

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Post Posted September 9th, 2020, 7:20 am



Nice! Thank you, if this is from you.

One thing though, it says:


"This add-on requires the following add-ons to work properly:
Lightning
Calendar and Date/Time"

... but "Lightning" no longer exists as a separate extension, so this may confuse people who do not know it is built-in.

Thanks.

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