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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.


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Progress with SeaMonkey Release 2.46

upsetrobotThis blog post in German languageIn the Project-Blog Edmund Wong wrote a status report concerning progress for a new SeaMonkey Release. Short résumé: unfortunately Heracles and Sisyphos dodged, so he has to do the job. Although there still are some (known and probably still unknown, for example Bug 1305915 compile bustage for 2.46) problems he estimates that we will get a new SeaMonkey Release 2.46 in near future.


For impatient users some SeaMonkey 2.46 test builds (unfortunately not for MAC, nobody here who can help with his private builds?) :

[DIR] latest-comm-release-linux32/ 2016-09-23 15:24
[DIR] latest-comm-release-linux64/ 2016-09-23 15:24
[DIR] latest-comm-release-windows32/ 2016-09-23 15:24
[DIR] latest-comm-release-windows64/ 2016-09-23 15:24


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My UNCONFIRMED Bug Reports

Zur Mozilla-Bugzilla Homepage I still report new bugs I find with status UNCONFIRMED, even if (after careful investigation) I am pretty sure that the report is concerning a real bug and complete enough so that a developer can take on. Reason is that I believe in the two-man rule. Often a review by an other user adds information, may be concerning additionally affected Operating System or an aspect of the problem not yet mentioned or something else. But in the SeaMonkey project, due to very limit “human QA resources” and the lack of interest of most SeaMonkey users to contribute to the project, the bug review process  is horrible slow, even Bug reports what can be reproduced easily do not find a user who is willing to do a test whether he can reproduce the problem.

SeaMonkey needs you

So in future I myself will change bug status to NEW after 2 weeks (or so) of waiting if I think that all requirements for starting bug fixing process are fulfilled and nobody confirmed the bug. But, of course, it would be great if YOUR help would make superfluous this proceeding with my own “confirmation”. Be courageous and grasp the nettle of confirming some [easyconfirm] bugs.