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SeaMonkey 2.4.1 Release — Corrects Important Stability Flaw

The SeaMonkey project is proud to present SeaMonkey 2.4.1: The new major release of the all-in-one Internet suite is available for download now! Building on the same Mozilla platform as Firefox 7.0.1, it delivers the latest developments in web technologies such as HTML5, hardware acceleration and improved JavaScript speed.
SeaMonkey 2.4.1 is available in 24 languages, for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.
SeaMonkey 2.4.1:

  • Fixed a rare issue where some users could find one or more of their add-ons hidden after an update (see the blog post)

Also fixed in SeaMonkey 2.4 this release features:

  • Drastically improved memory use
  • Added a new rendering backend to speed up Canvas operations on Windows systems
  • Bookmark and password changes now sync almost instantly when using Sync
  • Added support for text-overflow: ellipsis
  • Added support for the Web Timing specification
  • Fixed several stability issues.
  • Fixed several security issues.
  • Fixed several high visibility usability issues from SeaMonkey 2.3.

For a more complete list of major changes in SeaMonkey 2.4.1, see the What’s New in SeaMonkey 2.4.1 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 1 — Introduces new features

SeaMonkey 2.5 Beta 1 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 1 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

SeaMonkey 2.4 — Introduces new features

The SeaMonkey project is proud to present SeaMonkey 2.4: The new major release of the all-in-one Internet suite is available for download now! Building on the same Mozilla platform as Firefox 7, it delivers the latest developments in web technologies such as HTML5, hardware acceleration and improved JavaScript speed.
SeaMonkey 2.4 is available in 24 languages, for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.
Most notably, this release features for the first time:

  • Drastically improved memory use
  • Added a new rendering backend to speed up Canvas operations on Windows systems
  • Bookmark and password changes now sync almost instantly when using Sync
  • Added support for text-overflow: ellipsis
  • Added support for the Web Timing specification
  • Fixed several stability issues.
  • Fixed several security issues.
  • Fixed several high visibility usability issues from SeaMonkey 2.3.

For a more complete list of major changes in SeaMonkey 2.4, see the What’s New in SeaMonkey 2.4 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 2.4 Beta 1 — Introduces new features

SeaMonkey 2.4 Beta 1 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 7 and features the following new improvements:

The changes page lists a more detailed overview of new features and fixes relative to our last stable release, SeaMonkey 2.3.3.
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 2.4 Beta 1 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

SeaMonkey 2.3.3 Release — Corrects Major Security Flaw

SeaMonkey 2.3.3 is now available as free downloads for Windows, Mac, and Linux from http://www.seamonkey-project.org. As always, we recommend that users keep up to date with the latest stability and support versions of SeaMonkey, and encourage all our users to upgrade to the very latest version.
We strongly recommend that all SeaMonkey users upgrade to this latest releases. If you already have SeaMonkey, you will receive an automated update notification within 24 to 48 hours.
SeaMonkey 2.3.3 removes trust exceptions for certificates issued by Staat der Nederlanden. For additional details, see http://blog.mozilla.com/security/2011/09/02/diginotar-removal-follow-up.
Note: All SeaMonkey users are strongly encouraged to upgrade to the latest SeaMonkey by downloading it from our website or by selecting “Check for Updates…” from the Help menu and clicking on “Update SeaMonkey”.
Full news article:
http://www.seamonkey-project.org/news#2011-09-06
Release notes:
http://www.seamonkey-project.org/releases/seamonkey2.3
System Requirements:
http://www.seamonkey-project.org/doc/system-requirements [sic]

SeaMonkey 2.3.2 Release — Corrects Major Security Flaw

SeaMonkey 2.3.2 is now available as free downloads for Windows, Mac, and Linux from http://www.seamonkey-project.org. As always, we recommend that users keep up to date with the latest stability and support versions of SeaMonkey, and encourage all our users to upgrade to the very latest version.
We strongly recommend that all SeaMonkey users upgrade to this latest releases. If you already have SeaMonkey, you will receive an automated update notification within 24 to 48 hours.
SeaMonkey 2.3.2 revokes the root certificate for DigiNotar due to fraudulent SSL certificate issuance. For additional details, see http://blog.mozilla.com/security/2011/08/29/fraudulent-google-com-certificate.
Note: All SeaMonkey users are strongly encouraged to upgrade to the latest SeaMonkey by downloading it from our website or by selecting “Check for Updates…” from the Help menu and clicking on “Update SeaMonkey”.
Full news article:
http://www.seamonkey-project.org/news#2011-08-31
Release notes:
http://www.seamonkey-project.org/releases/seamonkey2.3
System Requirements:
http://www.seamonkey-project.org/doc/2.1/system-requirements [sic]

SeaMonkey 2.3 Beta 3 Release — Introduces New Features

SeaMonkey 2.3 Beta 3 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 6 and features the following new improvements:

SeaMonkey Specific changes since 2.3 Beta 2:

  • If a page did not load and the Try Again button appeared, it was disabled after a second page load failure (bug 671466).
  • After loading an HTML file in Composer, red borders around tables were gone (Bug 664095).
  • There were issues related to Sync with windows other than the initial one (Bug 639970).
  • After an update, tabs were restored but not loaded, except for the first one (bug 675162).

The changes page lists a more detailed overview of new features and fixes relative to our last stable release, SeaMonkey 2.2.
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 2.3 Beta 3 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

SeaMonkey 2.3 Beta 2 Introduces New Features

SeaMonkey 2.3 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 6 and features the following new improvements:

Major SeaMonkey Specific changes since 2.2:

  • The Data Manager has been made compatible with IPv6 and more tolerant against other errors (bug 665826).
  • Forwarding an .eml message caused a message compose error (bug 673049).
  • Opening certain message attachments did not work anymore (bug 665313).
  • The context menu was broken in the browser after it was called in MailNews once (bug 674246).

The changes page lists a more detailed overview of new features and fixes relative to our last stable release, SeaMonkey 2.2.
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 2.3 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

SeaMonkey 2.1 Introduces New Features

The SeaMonkey project is proud to present SeaMonkey 2.1: The new major release of the all-in-one Internet suite is available for download now! Building on the same Mozilla platform as Firefox 4, it delivers the latest developments in web technologies such as HTML5, hardware acceleration and improved JavaScript speed.
SeaMonkey 2.1 is available in 21 languages, for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.
Most notably, this release features for the first time:
* Sync allows you to share your bookmarks, history, passwords and tabs across different devices (computers) in a secure way.
* Personas let you choose from thousands of easy to install themes, giving you a more personalized browsing experience.
* An optional search bar gives access to OpenSearch search engines and suggestions.
* The new Data Manager unifies management of permissions, cookies, passwords and form data.
* Improved handling of plugins, including the ability to delete Flash cookies and survive plugin crashes.
For a more complete list of major changes in SeaMonkey 2.1, see the What’s New in SeaMonkey 2.1 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 2.0.14 Security Update

As part of Mozilla’s ongoing stability and security update process, SeaMonkey 2.0.14 is now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux as a free download from www.seamonkey-project.org.
We strongly recommend that all SeaMonkey and old suite users upgrade to this latest release. If you already have SeaMonkey 2.0, you will receive an automated update notification within 24 to 48 hours. This update can also be applied manually by selecting “Check for Updates…” from the Help menu.
For a list of changes and more information, please review the SeaMonkey 2.0.14 Release Notes.
Note: All users of the outdated SeaMonkey 1.x, Mozilla or Netscape suites are encouraged to upgrade to SeaMonkey 2.0 by downloading it from www.seamonkey-project.org.