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What about contributing to the SeaMonkey Project⁉


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)
  • “… 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.


Can someone confirm the problem❔

Any theory concerning the roots of the problem❔


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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Bug 1329724 – Empty lines in email body disappear

Zur Mozilla-Bugzilla HomepageBased on postings in (“[SM 2.46] Leerzeilen verschwinden beim Antworten”) I reported Bug 1329724 – Empty lines in email body disappear, but until now it seems nobody was able to reproduce the problem with the steps from bug report.

I did tests on mozilla.test with Server-Installations of unofficial (by FRG) en-US SeaMonkey 2.50a1 (NT 6.1; Win64; x64; rv:53.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/53.0 Build 20170108183322 (Default Classic Theme) on German WIN7 64bit (Re: Empty lines disappear, Rainer Bielefeld 06:08 +0100, Message-ID: <>, and the issue was still reproducible.

It would be great if someone else could reproduce the problem with the Steps To Reproduce from my report.

And, of course, it also would be great if you find other reliable ways how to provoke disappearing empty lines in replies; please submit additional separate Bugs if you are not sure that the problem you observe is exactly the same.

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New unofficial 2.49 localized nightly SeaMonkey builds available for download

This blog post in German languageAdrian Kalla again contributed lots of unofficial English and localized installers and language packs in various languages for WINDOWS and Linux:

Dates for the folders are wrong. In fact folder contents is 2016-10-26, 2016-10-27

latest-comm-central-linux32/ 2016-09-23
latest-comm-central-linux64/ 2016-09-23
latest-comm-central-windows32/ 2016-09-24
latest-comm-central-windows64/ 2016-09-24

Additional builds with date 2016-10-16 / 2016-10-17 available:



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Mac is back (new official Trunk builds)

This blog post in German languageAfter a while of waiting we now have new SeaMonkey Trunk  builds for MAC

Be careful! These builds are for testing purposes only. Keep backups of your data, some of the code you’re testing might not have been tested at all before and might cause unexpected problems. If you encounter any such problems, please report bugs for them.

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