Alarm with task events do not work



13 years ago
12 years ago


(Reporter: schlecht, Unassigned)





13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; de-DE; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041108 Firefox/1.0
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; de-DE; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041108 Firefox/1.0

If you set alarm "before the task is due" it does only rarely work.

It never works if you change the due time or alarm time of an existing event. A
second alarm is never been sent.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create Task with Start Date: Same Day 0:00 and End Date same day, some
minutes in the future. Set an alarm to "1 Minute before the task is due" and
"Email Alarm to"
2. In General there will never occur any alarm. If it really occurs, change the
End Date to some minutes in the future an leave the alarm settings to "1 Minute
before the task is due" and "Email Alarm to"
3. The second alarm is never sent.

Actual Results:  

Expected Results:  
Give an alarm

Calendar as Thunderbird Extension, Version calendar_windows_20041112.xpi
Theme: qute_Nitpick_0.1.7.9

Comment 1

13 years ago
In the meantime I noticed that the alarms are not missing, they are just
suppressed. When restart windows and open the calendar again I get all the
missed alarms at once.

Perhaps this is important: I used to use SunTray
( I uninstalled it some days ago as it
crashed quite often but the missing-alarm-problem still exists.

Comment 2

13 years ago
Confirmed on Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.8a5) Gecko/20041112
Mozilla Sunbird/0.2b. 

Creating a new task starting today at 00:00 and ending later this day is always
displayed in red even the actual time is still before the due time. An alarm
configured before the due time does not work.

A new task starting yesterday and ending later today is correctly displayed in
blue and also alarms are working well. A new task starting today and ending 
tomorrow 15:00 is correctly displayed in green but an alarm configured '1 day
before task is due' does not work as expected at 15:00.

Comment 3

13 years ago
I see...

I think it should be possible to set an alarm for a task starting today at 00:00
and ending later this day.

Or at least warn the user if it sets an alarm that won't work.

Comment 4

13 years ago
Additional Comment concerning comment #2:

There is another problem left: The alarms are not suppressed, they are just not
triggered in time.

This happened today:

I had a Task beginning 25.11.2004 at 10:00 and ending 23.06.2005 at 11:10. The
alarm should be "1 Day before the task starts". My calendar war running all day
on 24.11.2004 an there was no alarm. When I booted Windows tomorrow at 9:30 and
startet the calendar the alarm came, one day too late.

It is not that the alarms are not happening at all, they are somehow "blocked"
or "kept back" and are all executed after the next reboot of windows.


12 years ago
QA Contact: gurganbl → general

Comment 5

12 years ago
Alarms were overhauled in nightly builds a few weeks back and I'm fairly sure that we got this fixed.  It'd be great if someone could download a nightly build and confirm.
Reassigning all automatically assigned bugs from Mostafa to nobody@m.o

Bugspam filter: TorontoMostafaMove
Assignee: mostafah → nobody


12 years ago
Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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