Lightning doesn't send event invitations when adding attendees to an existing event

RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 938459

Status

Calendar
E-mail based Scheduling (iTIP/iMIP)
RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 938459
6 years ago
3 years ago

People

(Reporter: nmmozilla, Unassigned)

Tracking

Lightning 1.1
x86_64
Windows 7

Details

(Reporter)

Description

6 years ago
When adding attendees to an existing event invitation/update is not sent out. Thunderbird 9.0 + Lightning 1.1.1 in Windows 7 OS.

Steps for reproducing:

1. Create a new event with or without attendees.
2. Once created open it again and add one or two attendees.
3. With the notify attendees box checked Save and Close the event.

Expected result:

1. Lightning will prompt if you would like to send notifications out.
2. If you click ok, email should be sent to attendees.

Actual result:

1. Event is saved with new attendees but no prompt for notifications no email to attendees is sent out.

Additional comments:

1. Event update to attendees is only sent if you modify event time.
2. If you add attendees since the begining during event creation it does prompt and send invitations out.
3. In Ubuntu 10+ OS bug is not reproduced.

Comment 1

6 years ago
Thanks for reporting.

This might be similar to bug #709604.

Could you rephrase "3. In Ubuntu 10+ OS bug is not reproduced."

Updated

6 years ago
Duplicate of this bug: 702247
(Reporter)

Comment 3

6 years ago
Thank you Felix,

Yes, it seems same as bug #709604.

Rephrase of number 3 would be: "3. Lightning 1.1 version for Ubuntu OS does not exhibit the bug of this report."

Comment 4

6 years ago
Seems to be the same as bug #703513 as well -- there it is said to work on Linux too,  while it fails on Windows.
(Reporter)

Comment 5

6 years ago
(In reply to Felix Möller from comment #4)
> Seems to be the same as bug #703513 as well -- there it is said to work on
> Linux too,  while it fails on Windows.

Maybe is somehow related but I think is not the same as bug #703513.

Failure of bug #703513 is: Not sending updates when modifying event time. 
Failure of this report is: Not sending invitations when adding attendees to an existing event.

Failure described on bug #703513 is not reproduced in my system.
(Reporter)

Comment 6

6 years ago
(In reply to Felix Möller from comment #4)
> Seems to be the same as bug #703513 as well -- there it is said to work on
> Linux too,  while it fails on Windows.

Maybe is somehow related but I think is not the same as bug #703513.

Failure of bug #703513 is: Not sending updates when modifying event time. 
Failure of this report is: Not sending invitations when adding attendees to an existing event.

Failure described on bug #703513 is not reproduced in my system.

Comment 7

5 years ago
I confirm the bug here on win 7 / tb 10.0.1 / lghtng 1.2.1
another horrible workaround is to cut the event (the cancellation is sent) and then paste the event. finally the invitation is sent.

Comment 8

5 years ago
Bug not present in fedora 16/TB 10.0/lghtng 1.2.1. 
Seems to be a platform (windows) related bug.
Really annoying!

Comment 9

5 years ago
I can confirm that this is still a problem with Lightning 1.2.1 with Thunderbird 10.0.2 on WInXP SP3.

I can also confirm that this is not an issue with Lightning v0.9 and Thunderbird 2.0.0.24.

Comment 10

5 years ago
Bug still alive on windows in TB 11.0 and litghning 1.3 ....

Comment 11

5 years ago
Bug still alive on windows in TB 12.0.1 and lightning 1.4 ...
Sorry guys but this bug is really annoying.

Comment 12

5 years ago
I have the very same problem. I tested on 2 computers.
Thunderbird 13.0.1., Lightning 1.5.1, WinXp with all Microsoft updates installed.

Comment 13

5 years ago
Guess what ... Applicable to lightning 1.6 too. (TB 14.0)

Comment 14

5 years ago
Still applicable on lightning 1.7 too. (TB 15.0)... what is missing for confirming this bug?

Comment 15

5 years ago
Does the workaround mentioned in several other reports on this problem works for you, i.e. use the Save command instead of the Save and Close command and wait until invitations are send before closing the dialog?

Comment 16

5 years ago
Yes this workaround is working as the one in comment #7 but both are not really convenient.

Comment 17

5 years ago
I'm just amazed that this bug hasn't been tackled in so long for what I would have thought was a popular addon. Personally my work around is just not to upgrade Thunderbird. I'm running Lightning 0.9 with Thunderbird 2 and it works just fine. With Lightning broken for later versions of Thunderbird there is no reason to upgrade, besides, the later versions of Thunderbird are processor hogs anyway.

Comment 18

5 years ago
Really amazed too. This small bug makes me reluctant to push my colleagues to swap from Outlook to TB.

Comment 19

5 years ago
Even the workaround doesn't work for me. (Sabayon Linux, Lightning 1.7.b1, Thunderbird 15.0.1)

Comment 20

4 years ago
This problem persists on IceOwl 1.2b1 on Linux

Comment 21

4 years ago
I suspect that development of the Lightning extension is dead in the water. This problem has persisted for far too long without any constructive response.

Time to move on - nothing to see here.

Comment 22

4 years ago
Son of a... I'll pay someone to fix it.. any bidders?

Comment 23

4 years ago
Still applicable on lightning 1.9.1 too. (TB 17.0.6).
Again, what is missing for confirming/assigning this bug?

Comment 24

4 years ago
Confirming this case with Ubuntu 13.04, Thunderbird 17.0.8, Lightning 1.9.1 setup. Invitations are stored into calendar but not sent out (also UI notification is missing). This worked couple weeks back (I will try to trace what updated caused this issue).

Comment 25

4 years ago
Bob, you really think Lightning development is dead in the water?

Comment 26

4 years ago
So close yet so far. I'm using Windows 7 x64 with Thunderbird 17.0.8 and Lightning 1.9.1, Invitations sometimes get sent if I fiddle with them long enough, otherwise they don't get sent.

Why can't I right-click on the event and say "Re-send Invitations", is this something that I shouldn't do? It's things like this that keep this product from getting adopted.

I also looked at the documentation, just overviews at https://wiki.mozilla.org/Calendar:Dev_Guide. Nothing concrete :(. Anyone know of a more up-to-date guide?

Comment 27

3 years ago
Confirmed on WinXp SP3 with TB 24.2.0 and Lghtning 2.6.4.

Updated

3 years ago
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 3 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 938459
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