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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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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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Add-On “PrefBar” crashes SeaMonkey 2.52 ⚠️️

One of my favorite add-ons crashes latest SeaMonkey Trunk-Builds like

UNofficial (by FRG) en-US SeaMonkey 2.52a1 (NT 6.1; Win64; x64; rv:55.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/55.0 Build 20170513191754 (Default Classic Theme) on German WIN7 64bit

When I launch SeaMonkey it crashes immediately if PrefBar add-on is active.

The problem is not Win64; x64 related.

Bugs:

Can someone confirm the problem❔

Any theory concerning the roots of the problem❔


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SeaMonkey Project – calling for volunteers

Blogpost in englischer SpracheThe SeaMonkey project is entirely driven by volunteers, and we will need some  more of them, as FRG (Frank-Rainer Grahl)  told on mozillazine.

With some HTML and XHTML knowledge (and some endurance, of course)  for example you can do substantial contribution to SeaMonkey Help. Also required: Translation to other languages than English for Help-chapters, Add-Ons, Wiki-pages

Don’t be shy, leave a comment how we can reach you and where you see your skills for contribution.


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Emails get lost when time shift sending with Send Later add-on

upsetrobotThis blog post in German languageWith my Server-Installation of unofficial (by FRG) en-US SeaMonkey 2.50a1 (NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:53.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/53.0 Build 20161211141438 (Default Classic Theme) on German WIN7 64bit I observe some problems with Send-Later-Addon. First my suspect was that there only is a problem that time shift sent emails will not become copied into Sent Folder; works fine if I use [Send Now] for sending immediately. But the problem seems to be more serious, today all my time shift test emails did not reach sender, they are lost. Currently I can’t tell whether the problem only affects time shift sending or whether there is a deeper problem in the send process.

I did my tests only with a POP3 email account.

As long as there is no real knowledge concerning the circumstances I recommend not to use those latest Trunk builds for sending (important) Emails.