Monthly Archives: September 2015

SeaMonkey 2.38

SeaMonkey 2.38 has been released.

’nuff Said. 🙂


Update for lists of supporters (wiki)

Mozilla WikiUnfortunately our supporters list in the wiki has become very outdated and useless, because most of  the listed persons no longer do support SeaMonkey.

So I decided to rework that list, goal is to have a reliable overview what persons actively do support SeaMonkey and are available for questions of other users, support to SeaMonkey tasks and similar.

For former supporters who have left the SeaMonkey project I created a new page.

As preparation I wrote an e-mail to all persons listed in the old supporters table. My result:

  • 44 Wrong e-mail-addresses
  • 03  users who asked me to remove them from the table
  • 01 Users Who told me that he is still active
  • 02 Users who told me that they still are interested in contributing, but currently hibernating
  • 05 personal e-mails with various other contents
  • 108 e-mails without any automated or personal reaction

I expect that users, who received an e-mail but did not answer, are not interested in any contact or activity, so I removed them from the table. The result is a very short stub of an accurate supporters list.

Of course I know that this new list is incomplete, I do not know all supporters and did not yet find enough time for further research. So please add yourself to the list if you are active in the SeaMonkey project, if you agree that other supporters will  address you and if and your name is missing in the new list. If your name has been deleted from the old table you can simply copy / paste the text line with the table row for your name from an older Version of the wiki page. If you do not have a Wiki-account and do not want to create one for that single action please simply leave a comment here with required information, someone will add it to the table.

And of course, please update your entry and correct errors, any help to get a more useful “contact-brokering service” in the wiki is appreciated.

source tarball

To all distro-maintainers and others who need the official source tarballs, while the source tarball was available earlier, the *actual* tarball was uploaded earlier today.

Please ensure your tarball has the following checksums.

e1278489c5cc41e1cd87f4a01a7e5d16addea197ef5e04003459d7989bcf66a1d135f08dde7291227a9d556ad07928ed5f41d75d6e288bb68488ffd74a2657eb sha512 176647220 source/seamonkey-2.38.source.tar.xz

d77b2550665a94a88c69368f4cf54833 md5 176647220 source/seamonkey-2.38.source.tar.xz
fc9c22f7411372876d4f151ff6aca39cde31f711 sha1 176647220 source/seamonkey-2.38.source.tar.xz

If it’s not that, please redownload.  Don’t be alarmed if it isn’t.  During the source step, a file was mistakenly modified when it shouldn’t have (My fault).

The file is suite/   In the release source, the suite/ should not have the source-upload rule.  If yours does, delete the source and download it again.  That change will be in the next release/beta.

I apologize for the goofup.


SeaMonkey 2.38..

We are currently spinning SeaMonkey 2.38 and hope to have it out soon, barring any technical difficulties.

Please stay tuned.


SeaMonkey 2.38b1 is out


It has been released!

Enough said. 🙂


2.38b1.. coming soon..


Just a quick note to everyone.

SeaMonkey 2.38b1 is shaping up very well and it should be released ‘soon’.   While I did stumble a bit at the start, the last half of the release process seems to be going on more smoothly than 2.35 (as is kinda expected).

Please Stay tuned.


SeaMonkey 2.35 Release Notes Complements

In the following some additional release information what currently still are missing at the official SeaMonkey release notes.

Pieter Bruegel the Elder - The Tower of Babel  (from Wikipedia)Here you find a Google machine translation of the official SeaMonkey Website for approximately 90 languages. The result sometimes isn’t easy to understand, but may be better than nothing – alternatively you can try regional websites.

Bugzilla Logo (from Wikipedia)Here are some queries what  might be useful for the decision whether to update to 2.35 or not (without any guarantee of completeness and correctness):

A Bugzilla account and also to be logged in to Bugzilla is required to do the queries and to see the list

Please consider that the queries do not contain any bugs that exist (or have been repaired) in Firefox or Thunderbird without having been reported for SeaMonkey separately in Bugzilla. On occasion I will try to find more useful queries.

The queries are dynamic and take into account progress (and setbacks) immediately.

Mozilla WikiSome new SeaMonkey 2.35 features are listed in the Wiki.

And now for something completely different…

…yet related.

I’d like to step back from the bustle that I call “Win32build” and post something that hasn’t been done for sometime but is very much implied throughout the years.

As everyone knows, we are a small team of voluntary contributors.  We all  have our own priorities to look after (family, work, down time…etc).  I’m sure no one can fault us for that.  (At this point, this might start to sound like an apology for the delay.  It isn’t.  I think I’ve apologized about that in the past.  This is different.)

Being the relative newcomer to this project(6 years and counting), I’m amazed at how everyone within the project has so much knowledge that  seems like I’ll never grasp.   I’ve been doing Release Engineering for SeaMonkey for some time now and I’m still struggling to figure out the big picture and even the small picture eludes me.  And through this struggle, I’ve made mistakes.  Sure, this is one way of learning and truth be told, it is.  That said, I  want to thank everyone within the project for allowing me to make these mistakes[and *I’ve* made a lot of repeated mistakes (memory lapses notwithstanding)]; the patience these guys have is simply amazing.

So, guys thank you very much!  [Especially to Callek.  The amount of questions/queries/pings I’ve sent this guy, could probably make a novel, if not, a novelette.  Or maybe a short play?]

Yet they aren’t the only ones need thanking.

No. They aren’t.

SeaMonkey users(triagers, testers, bug-reporters, and general users).  As corny as this may sound, you are the reason for us to continue working on this project.  Your utmost patience, understanding, and faith in our small team is something that I and I’m sure other team members, would not trade for.  So I would like to take this opportunity and on behalf of the project, to thank all the SeaMonkey users out there.  Thank you very much for your continual support!

While the team does have a lot of things to do (read: bugs to fix); we will do our best to fix them and make SeaMonkey even better.









The Next Beta…


We’re now spinning the next beta, dub “Ranch Flavor”…

No.  Not really.  We’re really spinning the next beta.  It’s SeaMonkey 2.38b1.

We are expecting a lot less problems, though the following issue (as of this writing) will persist:

1) Source tarball upload will most likely be done manually.  The reason is that the c-b source needed updating and the code that’s supposed to help us in this regard, hasn’t been reviewed (and ergo, pushed to c-*).  That isn’t a problem since I am at the terminal and readying myself to do it manually.

In the light of being transparent, at the get go for this beta, I goofed up (again) and had to restart the process.  I will just blame the gremlins this time. (Actually, I won’t.  I ‘fess.)

Anyway… will post news on the progress…




I say… I say…


This is the moment we have all been waiting for!


Yes.  Out!  After the long delay… we finally have a SeaMonkey release that we can call our own!


I am stunned.  Really stunned.  After so many screwups (no thanks to me), we finally HAVE A RELEASE!

Next stop: SeaMonkey 2.38b1.