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Thunderbird doesn't start citing 'data isn't compatible' when Lightning enabled.



Lightning Only
11 years ago
11 years ago


(Reporter: Corey B, Unassigned)


Windows XP




11 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20070309 Firefox/
Build Identifier: Thunderbird 2.0 / Lightning 0.3.1

After installing Lightning and restarting Thunderbird, Thunderbird doesn't start saying that my data was updated by a newer version of Tb and that it may be corrupted if I continue.  

I am able to get into safe mode, disable lightning, and startup in normal mode.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Enable Lightning in Thunderbird
2. Restart Thunderbird
3. Thunderbird Quits
Actual Results:  
Message: "The data in your profile was updated by a newer version of Thunderbird, and continuing will probably cause the information to be lost or corrupted. Thunderbird will now quit."

Expected Results:  
Thunderbird should have started.

The profile in use was used with Tb 1.5, 2.0 beta, and was auto-updated to 2.0 stable.  I used a previous version of lightning with Tb 1.5, but disabled it when I went to 2.0 beta.
This message will be shown 
- if you used a newer version of Lightning before, e.g. a Lightning 0.4a1 or 0.5pre nightly build
- and the internal database has been upgraded to a newer format/version
- and you are trying to go back to an older Lightning version that doesn't understand the new database format

-> Everything works as expected, no error

Comment 2

11 years ago
Sorry.  You are correct.  I thought I had previously used a stable release, but I must not have.  After downloading a nightly build, it worked.
Severity: critical → trivial
Last Resolved: 11 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
Version: unspecified → Trunk

Comment 3

11 years ago
(In reply to comment #1)
> -> Everything works as expected, no error
I disagree. An extension shouldn't prevent Thunderbird from functioning (on purpose). The logical thing to happen would be to disable Lightning instead of shutting Thunderbird down. I don't know if this is technically possible, though.
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