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SeaMonkey 2.14 released

The SeaMonkey project is proud to present SeaMonkey 2.14: The new major release of the all-in-one Internet suite is available for download now! Building on the same Mozilla platform as the newest Firefox release, it delivers the latest developments in web technologies such as HTML5, hardware acceleration and improved JavaScript speed.

SeaMonkey 2.14 is available in 26 languages, for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

Most notably, this release features for the first time:

  • OS X 10.6 is now the minimum supported Mac version
  • JavaScript Maps and Sets are now iterable
  • SVG FillPaint and StrokePaint have been implemented
  • The sandbox attribute has been implemented for iframes, enabling increased security
  • Fixed several stability issues

For a more complete list of changes in SeaMonkey 2.14, see the What’s New in SeaMonkey 2.14 section of the Release Notes, which also contain a list of known issues and answers to frequently asked questions. For a more general overview of the SeaMonkey project (and screen shots!), visit www.seamonkey-project.org.

SeaMonkey 2.13 released

The SeaMonkey project is proud to present SeaMonkey 2.13: The new major release of the all-in-one Internet suite is available for download now! Building on the same Mozilla platform as the newest Firefox release, it delivers the latest developments in web technologies such as HTML5, hardware acceleration and improved JavaScript speed.

SeaMonkey 2.13 is available in 26 languages, for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

Most notably, this release features for the first time:

  • JavaScript responsiveness has been improved through incremental garbage collection
  • CSS3 Animations, Transitions, Transforms and Gradients have been unprefixed
  • MD5 is no longer supported as a hash algorithm in digital signatures
  • The Opus codec is now support by default
  • The reverse CSS3 animation direction has been implemented
  • Per tab reporting is now available in about:memory
  • Fixed several stability issues

For a more complete list of major changes in SeaMonkey 2.13, see the What’s New in SeaMonkey 2.13 section of the Release Notes, which also contain a list of known issues and answers to frequently asked questions. For a more general overview of the SeaMonkey project (and screen shots!), visit www.seamonkey-project.org.

SeaMonkey 2.12 released

The SeaMonkey project is proud to present SeaMonkey 2.12: The new major release of the all-in-one Internet suite is available for download now! Building on the same Mozilla platform as the newest Firefox release, it delivers the latest developments in web technologies such as HTML5, hardware acceleration and improved JavaScript speed.

SeaMonkey 2.12 is available in 26 languages, for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

Most notably, this release features for the first time:

  • Added support for SPDY networking protocol v3
  • Implemented WebGL enhancements, including compressed textures for better performance
  • Optimized memory usage for add-ons
  • Implemented the CSS word-break property
  • Implemented high precision event timer
  • HTML5: Added native support for the Opus audio codec
  • HTML5: Added support for the source element media attribute
  • HTML5: Added support for the audio element and video element played attribute
  • Fixed several stability issues

For a more complete list of major changes in SeaMonkey 2.12, see the What’s New in SeaMonkey 2.12 section of the Release Notes, which also contain a list of known issues and answers to frequently asked questions. For a more general overview of the SeaMonkey project (and screen shots!), visit www.seamonkey-project.org.

SeaMonkey 2.11 released

The SeaMonkey project is proud to present SeaMonkey 2.11: The new major release of the all-in-one Internet suite is available for download now! Building on the same Mozilla platform as the newest Firefox release, it delivers the latest developments in web technologies such as HTML5, hardware acceleration and improved JavaScript speed.

SeaMonkey 2.11 is available in 26 languages, for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

Most notably, this release features for the first time:

  • A click-to-play option (off by default for now) has been implemented for plugins
  • The Pointer Lock API has been implemented
  • A new API to prevent your display from sleeping is available
  • New text-transform and font-variant CSS improvements have been made for Turkic languages and Greek
  • Fixed several stability issues

For a more complete list of major changes in SeaMonkey 2.11, see the What’s New in SeaMonkey 2.11 section of the Release Notes, which also contain a list of known issues and answers to frequently asked questions. For a more general overview of the SeaMonkey project (and screen shots!), visit www.seamonkey-project.org.

SeaMonkey 2.10 released

The SeaMonkey project is proud to present SeaMonkey 2.10: The new major release of the all-in-one Internet suite is available for download now! Building on the same Mozilla platform as the newest Firefox release, it delivers the latest developments in web technologies such as HTML5, hardware acceleration and improved JavaScript speed.

SeaMonkey 2.10 is available in 26 languages, for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

Most notably, this release features for the first time:

  • The new minimum supported Windows version is now XP SP2, Windows 2000 support has been dropped
  • The domain name is highlighted in the location bar by default now, configurable in Preferences
  • The amount of tabs to be restored concurrently can be configured in Preferences now
  • News username and password auth dialogs have been combined and show for which server the prompt is now
  • The SPDY protocol now enabled by default for faster browsing on supported site
  • The column-fill CSS property has been implemented
  • Experimental support for ECMAScript 6 Map and Set objects has been implemented
  • Support for the CSS3 background-position property extended syntax has been added
  • The :invalid pseudo-class can now be applied to the <form> element
  • The CSS turn unit is now supported
  • Fixed several stability issues

For a more complete list of major changes in SeaMonkey 2.10, see the What’s New in SeaMonkey 2.10 section of the Release Notes, which also contain a list of known issues and answers to frequently asked questions. For a more general overview of the SeaMonkey project (and screen shots!), visit www.seamonkey-project.org.

SeaMonkey 2.9.1 released

As part of Mozilla’s ongoing stability and security update process, SeaMonkey
2.9.1 is now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux as a free download from
www.seamonkey-project.org.

We strongly recommend that all SeaMonkey users upgrade to this latest release.

For a list
of changes
and more information, please review the
SeaMonkey
2.9.1 Release Notes
.

SeaMonkey 2.9 released

The SeaMonkey project is proud to present SeaMonkey 2.9: The new major release of the all-in-one Internet suite is available for download now! Building on the same Mozilla platform as the newest Firefox release, it delivers the latest developments in web technologies such as HTML5, hardware acceleration and improved JavaScript speed.

SeaMonkey 2.9 is available in 26 languages, for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

Most notably, this release features for the first time:

  • The File and Move Bookmarks dialogs are resizable now
  • HTML5 videos that do not start automatically show a large play button now
  • Add-ons Sync can now be configured without the Add-ons Sync Prefs add-on
  • Pasting a URL from the clipboard into the Download Manager window will download it
  • Plugins can be disabled for the whole suite now in addition to Mail & Newsgroups only
  • View Source now has line numbers
  • Line breaks are now supported in the title attribute
  • Find in Page search results are scrolled into view now
  • The column-fill CSS property has been implemented
  • Support for the text-align-last CSS property has been added
  • Experimental support for ECMAScript 6 Map and Set objects has been implemented
  • Fixed several stability issues

For a more complete list of major changes in SeaMonkey 2.9, see the What’s New in SeaMonkey 2.9 section of the Release Notes, which also contain a list of known issues and answers to frequently asked questions. For a more general overview of the SeaMonkey project (and screen shots!), visit www.seamonkey-project.org.

SeaMonkey 2.5 Beta 2 — Introduces new features

SeaMonkey 2.5 Beta 2 is available for free download now in 24 languages and makes a list of new functionality available to a wider testing audience for the first time. Please note that this pre-release version is still intended for testers only and might still show some problems in everyday use. As always, we appreciate any feedback you may have and encourage users to help us by filing bugs.
This version is built on top of Gecko 8 and features the following new improvements:

  • Users now have more control over their add-ons. Upon upgrade, activation of third-party add-ons needs to be confirmed explicitly.
  • Improvements to HTML5 media elements and added support for newmedia APIs to improve the overall performance of video and audio
  • Additional support for HTML5 technologies, including the crossorigin attribute and insertAdjacentHTML
  • Updates to WebSockets
  • Support for CORS for WebGL cross-domain textures
  • Hyphenation is now supported in many more languages
  • Fixed several stability issues

The changes page lists a more detailed overview of new features and fixes relative to our last stable release, SeaMonkey 2.4.1.
We welcome any and all discussions on this beta on our newsgroups, or you can even file a bug if you find one. Be sure to check our Known Issues prior to filing bugs.
SeaMonkey 2.5 Beta 2 is available for free download on the SeaMonkey website. Once you have downloaded and installed this release, we’d like to encourage you to get involved in discussing and reporting problems as well as further improving the product.
Thanks for testing and helping us to make SeaMonkey even better!
Thank You,
~Justin Wood (Callek), SeaMonkey Release Engineer

Attention: Users on older SeaMonkey Versions may be unable to update.

For those of you who are reading this and on a SeaMonkey version 2.1 through 2.3.0 you will be unable to currently update your version of SeaMonkey through automated means. (SeaMonkey 2.0.x did not have this update security measure, so is unaffected)
WHY:
Our secure certificate for updates, used to protect you, our users, from fraud and issues with the update had to be changed. The one we had expired and we were unable to renew it with the same information we baked into SeaMonkey by default.
WHAT:
We fixed this issue in our version 2.3.1, so if you have that version or newer you will not be affected. And no need to worry.
WORKAROUND:
You can manually install a new version from our website at www.seamonkey-project.org. Or apply our hotfix
HOTFIX AVAILABLE:
I have created a hotfix addon you can install into your SeaMonkey to once again update to a newer version of SeaMonkey via our internal update mechanics. This hotfix currently requires a restart of SeaMonkey, though I do plan to update it in the future to be a “restartless” addon for the versions I am able to.
NOTES:
This is different than a confusing error that gets reported in versions from 2.3.1 and newer that indicates the update server is a wrong certificate. This error is reported whenever we check against our builtin list, and of course it finds the first one we have listed as incorrect and reports it. The next cert in line is found to be ok. So this error ends up being a false positive.