Closed Bug 415103 Opened 12 years ago Closed 12 years ago

Create release notes for Lightning/Sunbird 0.8

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(Calendar :: Website, defect)

defect
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(Not tracked)

RESOLVED FIXED

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(Reporter: sipaq, Assigned: sipaq)

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(2 files, 3 obsolete files)

We need to create/update the release notes documents for the 0.8 release.
Flags: blocking-calendar0.8+
I'd request to also update the Sunbird screenshot section and provide some fancy screenshots that also show Lightning and it's new features at the same time. Currently you can't find a single Lightning screenshot on the website. Maybe Chris can provide some screenshots?
Bug 410931 will break local calendars on existing 0.8pre nightlies.

Thunderbird and Sunbird will start properly, but "the calendars just won't load. So, delete the local calendars (network calendars aren't affected) and reimport them from the backup that you made."

--Clint on http://groups.google.com/group/mozilla.dev.apps.calendar/browse_thread/thread/c59be5d1e6a21c7c/010f2235569cdd57#msg_b1b800607fd1ce38
I just checked in a first draft of the Sunbird 0.8 release notes. So both documents are now available and await your comments.

(In reply to comment #4)
> Bug 410931 will break local calendars on existing 0.8pre nightlies.

As Clint already said elsewhere: This does not apply to users upgrading from 0.7 to 0.8 and is therefore in my opinion not relnote-worthy.
Hello
Now that the graphical layout has quite changed, wouldn't it be time to update the images in the Release Notes. Or maybe that will be targeted for 1.0 ? 
Thanks 
(In reply to comment #5)
> I just checked in a first draft of the Sunbird 0.8 release notes. So both
> documents are now available and await your comments.
> 

The drafts look great!

However, I would like to point out some issues:

1. The timezone updates are done according to "2007k Olson database release", perhaps it's worthy of a mention?

2. The WCAP builds are no longer necessary now that they've been merged. I'm not sure if many people were aware of it, nor whether its worthy of a mention, but 0.8 would be the first release of Lightning without separate WCAP builds.

3. I'm not sure if bug 367378 is still valid to be listed as a known issue now that timezones are updated to 2007k Olson database.

4. A lot of sentences do not have full stops at their ends in the Lightning release notes, but in the Sunbird notes, all have.

5. Both release notes fail validation at http://validator.w3.org/

> 
> As Clint already said elsewhere: This does not apply to users upgrading from
> 0.7 to 0.8 and is therefore in my opinion not relnote-worthy.
> 

http://wiki.mozilla.org/Calendar:Status_Meetings:2008-02-20#Blocking

We had reached a consensus at the last status meeting, which was to put it in. I had also pointed out the folks using nightlies are more likely to read the release notes than people using the previous releases.

Thoughts? 
I added bug 410931 to the release notes.

After reading through bug 367378, I still think that it's necessary to list it, but I will of course remove it, if someone knows that's no longer the case.

I fixed the punctuation and one validation error. I don't know how to fix the other issue ('id="nav"' use twice), without breaking the current layout. Any suggestions?
> I fixed the punctuation and one validation error. I don't know how to fix the
> other issue ('id="nav"' use twice), without breaking the current layout. Any
> suggestions?
> 

I attempted to validate the TB 1.5.0.14 release notes and they show up the same ('id="nav"' use twice) error. Thus, I think it's a problem with the current layout and can probably be ignored unless the layout changes.

TB 2's release notes validate fine, but they're using a different layout.
(In reply to comment #6)
> Now that the graphical layout has quite changed, wouldn't it be time to update
> the images in the Release Notes.

Klint, that's a great idea. I'm pretty busy at the moment, but if you could perhaps provide some screenshots in the same format and size as the current ones, I would really appreciate it.
Change the first <ul id="nav"> to <ul id="back"> on both pages and apply the diffpatch to calendar.css
Attachment #305355 - Flags: review?(bugzilla)
Comment on attachment 305355 [details]
Patch will add needed attributes to calendar.css file to fix the validating issue with the nav id

Fix checked in with comment adjusted.
Attachment #305355 - Flags: review?(bugzilla) → review+
Guys, could I please get some feedback on the current release notes drafts. Here are the links:

http://www.mozilla.org/projects/calendar/releases/lightning0.8.html (Lightning)
http://www.mozilla.org/projects/calendar/releases/sunbird0.8.html (Sunbird)
As requested, here is a tentative new image to replace the rather old one in the Lightning release note page!
I have updated my first proposal (other color scheme and better image placement)
Attachment #305406 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Here is an alternative proposal that also highlight the today pane.
Sorry for sending so many updates (the first time I'm playing with PNG images and transparency). I forgot the transparency. I corrected that and kept only one option, the second one with the today pane.
Attachment #305408 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Attachment #305482 - Attachment is obsolete: true
> The unifinder can be easily enabled or disabled by using the
> "Event List" button on the Calendar toolbar

The button is called "Find Events"

> Lightning now contains experimental support for working offline
> with remote calendar files

I think offline working is not supported, only offline viewing.

> After updating to Lightning 0.8 you should remove all Calendar
> specific buttons from your mail toolbar, as they may no longer
> work as expected

I'd recommend to execute "Restore Default Set" from the Customize Toolbar dialog.

> Printing a calendar sometimes does not work on the first attempt,
> but will work on the following attempts. This issue has been
> noticed especially when using software printer drivers (e.g.
> PDFCreator, Fineprint, etc.) (bug 351581)

"sometimes" and "especially when using software printer drivers" should be "always on Windows with all printers".

> Refreshing CalDAV calendars which use digest authentication may
> require re-entering name and password several times. (bug 395654)

bug is fixed
Should bug 383653 be mentioned as well?

(If it should, then that bug can be resolved accordingly)
Stefan, thanks for your suggestions. I've incorporated them into the release notes.

Gary, IMO bug 383653 is not relnote-worthy. It's a minor edge case, nothing more.
Shouldn't we also point out the new menus in calendar and task mode including the new toolbar menu in taskmode and the overworked toolbar buttons? 

I think the release notes are great!
Had a look at the release notes for Sunbird & Lightning. Nothing to complain about.
link "Lightning 0.8 will only display the email invite messages from other parties, if "View -> Display Attachments inline" is set in Thunderbird." to Bug 403768 as it is with other bugs ?
Comment on attachment 305498 [details]
Updated image for Lightning with transparency (and today pane)

Klint, thanks for the image. I just put it on the website.

Could I perhaps ask you to do something similar for the Lightning image on http://www.mozilla.org/projects/calendar/

That would be great. If you can do it, feel free to open up a new bug or send me a mail.
For WCAP users there should be a hint that WCAP support is now enabled by default. They can just download lightning.xpi instead of looking for the separate lightning-wcap.xpi builds.
The releasenotes claim that win98 is the mimimum, and then (after following a link) mention that your events might be dispalyed one hour off. I consider that a pretty big problem for an application with the basic function of displaying events.
I suggest claiming that winxp is the mimimum, and then, a bit hidden, say that there are hacks for older windows versions.

Style issue: the items under 'installing' have the same heading as 'installing' has. Thus it is not clear that they are actually a subset of the installing part, and makes it hard to see where the 'uninstalling' part begins. Important, because you want to find your os, read that part, and then skip to the next part. The header of the next part ('unistalling') has to be a bit bigger.
Simon, I have created bug 419958 for the refreshed image on the 2 other pages.
mvl, ssitter, thanks for your suggestions. I've incorporated them into the release notes.

I now consider this bug fixed. We only need to reopen this bug, if additional relnote-worthy bugs come up in after the RC1 is out.
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Closed: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Nit: the new page says 'inofficial', instead of 'unofficial' (in the OS requirements part)
I have updated <http://wiki.mozilla.org/Calendar:Lightning:Screenshots> in case you want to link e.g. to a picture of the new Task Mode.
Just two more nits:
"What's New in Lightning", the conversion part: there's a typo ("taks" instead of "tasks").

"What's New in Sunbird", the offline part: The relnotes claim "Lightning" to have the experimental offline feature, but here it has to be "Sunbird".

I'm looking forward to a great release!
Simon, release notes look great. I'm not quite sure on the status, but I believe we will be releasing solaris intel build also officially. If this is the case, then the last part about the "trio" is not quite accurate.
They look good to me, Simon.
(In reply to comment #33)
> Simon, release notes look great. I'm not quite sure on the status, but I
> believe we will be releasing solaris intel build also officially. If this is
> the case, then the last part about the "trio" is not quite accurate.

Philip, when was this decided? 

If that is really the case, then the release notes have to be expanded in a lot of places with lots of information, that I don't have and know nothing about.

I will certainly need a lot of help if Solaris becomes our fourth supported platform.
Sorry if I'm spreading false rumors, maybe I'm wrong. ause, how far are we with the solaris intel box?
solaris builds (x86 and spac) are running on their tinderboxes for some time now. i carried the question to make them "official" into the weekly status call (http://wiki.mozilla.org/Calendar:Status_Meetings:2008-02-20) and my understanding is that it was agreed to make them supported platforms.
actually they aren't yet switched just because i didn't find the time...

please correct me if i got something wrong.

what kind of help would you need?
(In reply to comment #37)
> what kind of help would you need?

Ause, the following parts of the Sunbird release notes would need an additional Solaris section if Solaris is made official:

http://www.mozilla.org/projects/calendar/releases/sunbird0.8.html#download
http://www.mozilla.org/projects/calendar/releases/sunbird0.8.html#install
http://www.mozilla.org/projects/calendar/releases/sunbird0.8.html#uninstall
http://www.mozilla.org/projects/calendar/releases/sunbird0.8.html#profilefolder

As I have no experience with Solaris, someone would have to write the needed bits for this.
(In reply to comment #38)
> Ause, the following parts of the Sunbird release notes would need an additional
> Solaris section if Solaris is made official:
> 
> http://www.mozilla.org/projects/calendar/releases/sunbird0.8.html#download
from my point of view, just add "Solaris" to the list

> http://www.mozilla.org/projects/calendar/releases/sunbird0.8.html#install
> http://www.mozilla.org/projects/calendar/releases/sunbird0.8.html#uninstall
> http://www.mozilla.org/projects/calendar/releases/sunbird0.8.html#profilefolder
for these three points i see no difference between Linux and Solaris. maybe something like

------
Linux/GTK2 and Solaris/GTK2

Extract the tarball in the directory where you want to install Sunbird:

tar -xzvf sunbird-0.8.en-US.*.tar.gz
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could do,
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