Since 2014 we have had the Firefox & Thunderbird Addon-Converter for SeaMonkey. This great tool (already mentioned in the official project blog) converts add-ons written for Thunderbird and Firefox, so that they can be used with SeaMonkey, either.
The add-on dramatically eases converting of add-ons for usage with SeaMonkey. After it has been installed the add-on AMO Browsing for SeaMonkey will add important information to the add-on download pages on AMO (Addons.Mozilla.Org) and will allow conversion with the Firefox & Thunderbird Addon-Konverter for SeaMonkey with very few mouse clicks. Additionally some parameters for conversion will be preselected.
AMO Browsing for SeaMonkey adds context-sensitive information and functions, for example a test whether a SeaMonkey specific version of the add-on is available (example: Show Address Only) on AMO.
A click on the green button will install the add-on immediately after conversion. A click on the blue button will show detailed conversion information and a link for installation.
Before you install the add-on you should follow the link to the add-on compatibility table, where you can check whether already experience with the converted add-on does exist.If you know new information (because your converted add-on is missing in the table or because your experience differs from that in the table) please help other users and share your experience.
Name of the converted Add-On with version number
SeaMonkey User Agent String, if relevant with localization (UI-language)
[ ] works fine, compatible
[ ] mostly compatible, observed problems: …, …, …,
[ ] not compatible, observed problems: …, …, …,
[ ] my non-default conversion parameters: …, ….
Please send information to me, I will add your information to the compatibility table.
Be aware that by default AMO only will list SeaMonkey-add-ons if you use SeaMonkey for browsing. To reach Firefox– and Tunderbird-add-ons you will have to replace the string “seamonkey” in the URL in the SeaMonkey Location Bar by “tunderbird” or “firefox”. The suggestions below the search string input line also will show FF and TB add-ons.
And finally 2 warnings: AMO rejected the add-on because of security concerns, currently it’s still not clear whether these concerns are cogent for the real use of the AMO Browsing Add-On. For details please see the comments in Bugzilla. An pleas do not use the Add-On-Converter to convert Language Packs. That can’t work and might cause serious problems.
The SeaMonkey-Project is living thanks to contributions of the Community, manpower and donations. Any amount is appreciated (suggestion: 5 €/year or Flattr). Possibilities for donation: to the SeaMonkey e. V. or via my private campaign. Backgrounds concerning the reasons why I currently do not recommend to donate for the SeaMonkey e. V. you find here in the unofficial German SeaMonkey News Blog, the posting in the official SeaMonkey Blog has been deleted. With a click on the pile of money picture at the right you will reach my private donation campaign (not under responsibility of the SeaMonkey-Project or of mozilla). So, if you like the browsing add-on or oyu simply want to help to improve SeaMonkey, please donate. Plans how to use donated money will be published and discussed here in the Blog, starting in April 2016.