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Need new Lookout Maintainer

I'm currently seeking a new maintainer for the Lookout (fix version) add-on for Thunderbird.

It looks like I won't be supporting Thunderbird for much longer and instead will be stuck supporting Outlook again. This means my development time will be severely limited and with the recent move to drop legacy add-on support I'm afraid I won't be able to keep up.

If you are interested in development let me know either in the comments below, through the email [email protected] or ideally opening a pull request with code changes to the github repository


Lookout-fix-version v1.2.25

Lookout! I have just published the latest release for the Thunderbird plugin Lookout-fix-version.

This is a bug fix issue

Fixes are for the ics parsing

Added quick decompose_rfc822_address sanity check

Occasionally a phrase without any email addresses is used in the attendee fields and this can cause the complex regex in the decompose_rfc822_address function to freeze. As I couldn't come up with a sensible alternative (primarily due to lack of windat samples) I added a simple sanity check prior to the regex.

Added special character skip for ICS attendee data

Occasionally a special non printing character will be decoded, x20 to x7E, causing the ics file to become unreadable. Lookout now ignores these invalid fields.

Added zero( 0 ) UID check

Sometimes the UID will be decoded as 0 rather than null, if this happens lookout will now attempt one of the other UID methods as intended.

You can download this update from the Github Release page or the Thunderbird addon page