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SeaMonkey 2.0.13 Security Update

As part of Mozilla’s ongoing stability and security update process, SeaMonkey 2.0.13 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 2.0.13 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Note: All users of the outdated SeaMonkey 1.x, Mozilla or Netscape suites are encouraged to upgrade to SeaMonkey 2.0 by downloading it from www.seamonkey-project.org.

News From the SeaMonkey Council

It’s been three years now since we announced any change in the lineup of the SeaMonkey Council, but in fact, we have done some of those in recent months, it just took us a while to get some good introductions written up as we’ve been more busy working on improving software than writing up statements – but now, we have completed some and can tell you about the changes at last.
While having some in-depth discussions on where SeaMonkey is going in the future, two of our long-time SeaMonkey Council members realized that involvement in leading this project has moved out of the center of their interests enough that they felt it would be better to leave this committee. While both Christian Biesinger (biesi) and Mark Banner (Standard8) note they still have a place in their hearts for SeaMonkey, they just don’t have the time and energy to be involved in managing the project any further. Both of them have contributed a lot to this project and we want to thank them for being able to build great products on the shoulders on their work and hopes they’ll help us where still possible even in the future.
As the team wanted to ensure we have a good group of dedicated people in this project management and steering committee, we decided on our developer meeting in Vienna to add two of our most active community members into the SeaMonkey Council: Philip Chee (Ratty), known from making a number of high-ranking Firefox add-ons available in SeaMonkey versions as well, and Justin Wood (Callek), who has been working hard recently on taking over a build and release engineer role for our project, will help manage this project from now on.
http://www.seamonkey-project.org/about#council now features introductions of all people in the new SeaMonkey Council, including Philip and Justin – and this new team is working together with the extended SeaMonkey community to make new and and better versions of the suite available in 2011 and beyond!

SeaMonkey 2.0.11 Security Update

As part of Mozilla’s ongoing stability and security update process, SeaMonkey 2.0.11 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 2.0.11 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.

SeaMonkey Triage Week (2010-12-06 to 2010-12-12)

Hello everybody!
The SeaMonkey project needs your help triaging our bug reports in Bugzilla, to reduce the amount of bugs with an unknown status (see our bug list).
We have many UNCONFIRMED or NEW bugs where it’s not clear if they are still an issue or not. To get these numbers down to a reasonable level while focusing especially on the UNCONFIRMED bugs, we need your help looking at those bug reports.
To make it easier for you, we look at different components each day and have three time slots each day so everybody should have the chance to join us on irc.mozilla.org in channel #seamonkey for getting further help. You can find an overview about the different days and the timetable on the Mozilla wiki.
For those of you who have not triaged bugs before, we provide a guide on the wiki about how to do triaging and what the requirements for it are.
The SeaMonkey team invites everyone to take part in this triage week starting next Monday. Even if you’ve never done something like that before, your help is appreciated!

New Review Rules For SeaMonkey

We just updated our review rules document on the SeaMonkey website to the new set of rules we decided in our SeaMonkey Developer Meeting in Vienna earlier this year.
The big changes are that we require much less super-review, making the UI-based rule a real ui-review from the owner or a peer of the “UI Design” module (or “project area”), making clearer what the moa (module owner approval) for mailnews actually is there for (safety of user data – we don’t want random mailnews patches destroy email of trunk testers), and reducing real sr to explicit request by reviewers or major additions/removal of code.
This new set of rules should fit our day-to-day work better, make reviews for most changes easier, and generally clear up the rules.
The next step will be reworking of our submodules (“project areas”) list, with a special view on the “UI Design” module due to its new role, and thinking about potentially extending the group of people allowed to grant sr based on the new rules in SeaMonkey-specific areas (those don’t necessarily have to be global Mozilla super-reviewers).
We hope to make SeaMonkey development easier with that, so that we can deliver an even better suite into the hands of hundreds of thousands of users!

SeaMonkey trunk (2.1) Mac nightlies now Intel 32bit+64bit (PPC dropped)

As the Mozilla 2.0 platform has dropped support for Mac PPC as a primary platform some time ago, and problems have been coming along with builds on that platform, we have now made SeaMonkey 2.1 follow the other Mozilla-based applications in this.
Nightlies from now on do not support the PPC architecture any more, but instead support 64bit Intel on Mac OS X 10.6 “Snow Leopard” in addition to 32bit Intel on Mac OS X 10.5 “Leopard” and higher.
Updates should automatically take users to the new builds if they are on an Intel Mac, we have stopped issuing updates for PPC some time ago already when we discovered that builds were broken.
You also can get nightlies from the SeaMonkey nightly download page if you want to start testing them.
The SeaMonkey team would be happy about reports of how well those new builds work, esp. regarding updates and running in 64bit mode.

SeaMonkey 2.0.10 Security Update

As part of Mozilla’s ongoing stability and security update process, SeaMonkey 2.0.10 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 2.0.10 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.

SeaMonkey 2.1 Beta 1 Introduces New Features

SeaMonkey 2.1 Beta 1 is available for free download now in 8 languages and makes a huge 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.
In addition to the changes in the alpha releases, this version features the following new improvements:

  • OpenSearch plugins are now supported and the default for web search.
  • Data Manager now unifies cookie, permission, password, and form data management.
  • Plugins now run in their own processes and don’t take down the browser any more if they crash.
  • JavaScript is faster than ever with the new JägerMonkey engine.
  • Direct2D Hardware Acceleration is now on by default for Windows 7 users, hardware accelerated layers are available on all platforms with known-to-work video drivers.
  • The HSTS security protocol and the proposed Audio Data API are available.

We welcome any and all discussions on this alpha 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 2.1 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!

SeaMonkey 2.0.9 Security Update

As part of Mozilla’s ongoing stability and security update process, SeaMonkey 2.0.9 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 2.0.9 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.

SeaMonkey 2.0.8 Available

The Mozilla community discovered a crash some of our users have been seeing at startup after updates to our previous releases. To fix that issue, SeaMonkey 2.0.8 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 2.0.8 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.