Mozilla has unveiled the Lightning roadmap. Lightning is Mozilla’s next generation calendaring application and intended to integrate with the Thunderbird email client. It appears to replace Mozilla’s previous Sunbird calendaring tool. Lightning 0.1, which is scheduled to be released some time in November, will mainly focus on bug fixes and WebDAV calendar support. Improved Thunderbird integration is planned for the 0.2 release, which does not have a release date yet.
I’ve been using Thunderbird at work for about half a year now, and I’m very happy with it as an email client, although I do miss calendar support. Hopefully Lightning will pick up more speed and turn Thunderbird into a true alternative to Outlook and Evolution.
The milestone roadmap can be found here.