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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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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.


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AMO Browsing for SeaMonkey — Add-On information updated on AMO

This blog post in German languageSome of you might have observed that the add-on-page on AMO showed a message “not available for SeaMonkey 2.51” for a while. Actually the add-on installs and works fine, so I updated information, the add-on works fine also for latest Trunk version SeaMonkey 2.51a1.

If you observe a problem please use the support link on the add-on page.


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New add-on: “Sidebar Add Custom Tab”

Blogpost Version 2017-02-04 15:41 UTC
This blog post in German languageAnother great tool has been added to AMO Isaac Schemm: “Sidebar Add Custom Tab“. This add-on allows to add new Sidebar Panels for showing Web Pages contents easily with few clicks.

What for?

In few moments the kitchen clock will remind me to close the toilet window.

In few moments the kitchen clock will remind me to close the toilet window.

Most web pages are not very likely for being shown in the sidebar – available width of the sidebar is too small. But some others can be really useful there. Examples:

  • You need a dictionary German Romanian for writing Email? It would be great to have a dictionary-webpage for these languages in the sidebar while you are composing an email.
  • You would like to see whether there is something new in Heise News? It would be great to have …
  • and so on

If you want to show a Web page in the sidebar until now we were reliant to Sidebar Panel repositories with “Add Panel to Sidebar”- scripts, or we had to do some sophisicated proceeding to add a sidebar panel.

Using the new add-on that can be done with few mouse clicks.

Problems

(only few trivial ones)

  • WINDOWS Focus-Loss in the moment when a new Panel becomes added.
  • Some pages (for example my WORDPRESS Reader) do not work, but that probably is a general (Sidebar-) Problem and has nothing to do with the add-on.

Misc

Did we ever have Sidebar-TABs?  I prefer to call them Panels.

Web Pages suitable for Sidebar TABs

SeaMonkey project blog
This unofficial SeaMonkey Blog
German unofficial SeaMonkey Blog
Tagesschau.de
Youtube: not optimum, but if you want to see/listen some music while you are working, it’s fine.
An egg timer like online-stopwatch.com, wich announces end of countdown with a ring tone  (may be there are better ones needing less width?)
Probably several others …

If you know additional suitable web pages or if you know additional information concerning useful sidebar contents, please leave a comment!

Websites not suitable …

Google-Calendar, Facebook,


Other useful sidebar contents:

Additional Sidebar information: I only know Ed Mullens page. Long ago there was a lot of (Netscape-) Sidebars information on DMOZ, nearby all has vanished.

If you know other useful web pages concerning SeaMonkey sidebar please leave a comment.


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New Style at AMO

Testversion des neuen Styles

So an older version of the style looked during my tests.

This blog post in German languageAs  announced we now have a new Style on AMO. The contrast in the upper blue area now is some better than during my test, and the footer does no longer have blue background with very bad contrast. Real progress or only new to have something new   😉

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