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SeaMonkey 2.49.4 (ESR) has been released

releasesThe SeaMonkey project is proud to present SeaMonkey 2.49.4 (ESR): The new release of the all-in-one Internet suite is available for download now!

Source / continue reading: SeaMonkey Project News

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SeaMonkey add-ons will be moved to addons.thunderbird.net

I received an e-mail from “The Thunderbird & Add-ons teams”:

” … Starting on July 12th, SeaMonkey add-ons will be listed on addons.thunderbird.net, which is the new home for Thunderbird and SeaMonkey add-ons. This new site is being run by the Thunderbird Council. If the add-ons also support Firefox or Firefox for Android, they will remain listed on AMO. Otherwise, their listings will be removed, and their URLs will redirect to the new site. Similarly, update URLs will be redirected, so all of your users will continue to receive automatic updates on the new site if you upload new versions to it. Your developer account will also be ported, so you should be able to log in and manage your listing.

If you come across any issues or need any support during this transition, please leave a comment on this Discourse thread.

If you don’t wish to be notified about these add-ons anymore, please disable the listing pages on the new site, and the old one, if needed”

I tested the new site, currently (as expected) still “503 Service Temporarily Unavailable”

May be we will have to adapt SeaMonkey Help, website, wiki, …. All that should be handled via Bugzilla as soon as the new site will be running.

 

CU

Rainer Bielefeld


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SeaMonkey 2.49.2 (ESR) – additional Release Notes

Blogpost Version 2018-02-16 (new)

releasesSimilar blog post in German languageWe have a new release: SeaMonkey 2.49.2 (ESR)

Additionally to the official Release Notes here you find some more information concerning changes with SeaMonkey 2.49.2

You need a Bugzilla-Account for the queries here in the blogpost. All queries without any liability, because (not only) correct use of TARGET MILESTONE is controversial.

Mistakes in official Release Notes

I don’t know.

New features

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UI completely broken in 2.56a1 Trunk ⚠️️

I used a newly created test profile

So (browser-) UI looks with official en-US SeaMonkey 2.56a1 (NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:59.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/59.0 Build 20180119000058 SourceStamp=ae43fcf7b9ee449f0f0a573d10c93421dbe645bf || ID={92650c4d-4b8e-4d2a-b7eb-24ecf4f6b63a} (Default Classic Theme) on German WIN7 64bit.

May be developers should give some advice in which area and for which builds user-bugreports currently can be useful? I doubt that testing with current (WIN) trunk can yield any benefit 🤔.

 


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What about contributing to the SeaMonkey Project⁉

Hello,

it’s not a secret that SeaMonkey-development is understaffed. At the right you see 2 statistic charts:

Totally 20 bugfixes / month, that is much better than (for example) at the AOo project with only 5 bugfixes each month, but much worse than in the LibreOffice project with: 545 bugfixes within 1/4 year — and see the colorful “pie“. Of course a pointless comparison, but it demonstrates the critical situation for the SeaMonkey project with very few developers.

But may be there are people with basic (or even good) bug fixing skills, who only shied from the many obstacles before they can start? Some of them can be surmounted easil:

But the next steps are much more difficult:

  • Install Mercurial, do some first steps
    Thinking about this until now my inner temptation became too strong, though there are lots of [good first bug] bugs, which should not need too much knowledge to fix them. And it would be not big, but visible progress if me and others could fix some of the bugs I find immediately. But for reaching this goal we would need a team of beginners who help each other to overcome obstacles which will appear during the beginning phase. We could start with some bugs in SeaMonkey Help and dare more demanding challenges step by step.
  • Do some first fixes
  • upload them for review

I think interested volunteers should fix a weekend with some kind of time table where they do these first steps together, help each other, might even get help of a mentor form the SeaMonkey Developers Team … .

May be we even can get some external volunteers from Hackerearth, CodeChef, TopCoder,Codeforces,HackerRank or similar communities (may be you know a better community were we can try to recruit volunteers?)? Or, if we are lucky, some “self compiling users” are willing to provide their knowledge to the SeaMonkey project?

If you have some own thoughts, please add a comment as reply to one of the threads:

  • “… – I am interested in participating”
    (only a short comment, 1 … 2 sentences concerning your background, no discussion)
  • “… – No, thanks
    (only a short comment concerning your reasons, no discussion)
    or
  • “… general discussion
    (Ideas, criticism, anything else …)

 

 

 


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Future home of Thunderbird and SeaMonkey add-ons

I received the cited message because I’m an add-on developer registered on AMO (addons.mozilla.org) and because I have an add-on that supports Thunderbird or SeaMonkey.

Firefox Quantum (version 57) launched on November 14th, with exclusive support for add-ons using WebExtensions APIs. AMO is moving forward in parallel with Firefox, and its features will progressively focus on WebExtension add-ons rather than legacy add-ons. This poses a problem in the long term for applications like Thunderbird and SeaMonkey, which don’t have plans to support the new API (legacy add-ons for Firefox will continue to be supported until mid-2018).

In order to move forward while providing continuity to the existing Thunderbird and SeaMonkey communities, we will move Thunderbird and SeaMonkey add-ons to a separate site that can be operated by their communities. We are working with members of the Thunderbird Council to make sure this transition is as smooth as possible.

We begun the first phase of this transition a few weeks ago. All add-ons that support Thunderbird or SeaMonkey will be automatically ported to the new site during this phase. However, you should expect some features for your add-ons to be temporarily unavailable, like uploading updates or even public listings. If you don’t want to be part of this process, please disable your listing by signing in to addons.mozilla.org and make your extension(s) invisible, or remove Thunderbird and SeaMonkey support for all versions of your add-on.

We will share more information about this process as we move forward.

I don’t know whether someone from SeaMonkey project is involved? We have a very old note in the Status Meeting minutes, but I doubt that we really are involved.