Author Archives: Rainer Bielefeld

New SeaMonkey Nightly Builds available

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Adrian Kalla again contributes unofficial localized installers and language packs in various languages for WINDOWS and Linux: Trunk & Beta & Aurora & Release .

Only for testing, you will use those builds on your own risk. I recommend to create a backup of your user profile before you start testing those builds.


Clker-GrafkThe SeaMonkey-Project is living thanks to contributions of the community, by “manpower” or by financial support. Any contribution, also small amounts by Flattrs, are appreciated. You can donate via the SeaMonkey e. V. donation page or via the private donation initiative I started few days ago. The reasons why I started my private Donation campaign and why I currently can’t recommend donations to the SeaMonkey e. V. you can find here. You will reach my private SeaMonkey Donation Page (not initiated by or under responsibility of SeaMonkey or mozilla) with a click here or on the image at the right.

2.40 Candidate available

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Don’t ask what SeaMonkey can do for you, but what you can do for your SeaMonkey

Innoffizielle BuildsDespite all big problems, we have a first unofficial  2.44a1 SeaMonkey Build – even localized with several languages 🙂

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New: WINDOWS Trunk Build SeaMonkey-2.43a1 2016-01-15 13:54

New 2.43a1-WIN- Nightly available
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Dictionaries

Pieter Bruegel the Elder - The Tower of Babel (from Wikipedia)Hello,

we need some help here!

The problem

In an edit-box (for example: comment box here in the Blog)  ‘rightclick → Languages → Download more dictionaries …’  will lead to an AMO Website with a list of available dictionaries (and Language Packs). This page urgently needs some maintenance: Continue reading

Mozilla Bugzilla Down?!

Zur Mozilla-Bugzilla HomepageSince 07:55 UTC+1 I can not reach our Bugzilla any longer.
For few minutes I got a message “Service Unavailable – The service is temporarily unavailable. Please try again later.”

Now pages will not load.

 

My UNCONFIRMED Bug Reports

Zur Mozilla-Bugzilla HomepageUntil now I have been used to report new bugs with status UNCONFIRMED, even if I was absolutely sure that the report was concerning a real bug and complete enough so that a developer can take on. Reason is that I believe in the two-man rule. Often a review by an other user adds information, may be concerning additionally affected Operating system or an aspect of the problem not yet mentioned or something else. But in the SeaMonkey project, due to very limit “human QA resources” and the lack of interest of most SeaMonkey users to contribute to the project, the bug review process  horrible slow, even Bug reports what can be reproduced easily do not find a user who is willing to do a test whether he can reproduce the problem.

So in future I myself will change bug status to NEW after 1 week of waiting if I think that all requirements for starting bug fixing process are fulfilled (and nobody confirmed the bug).

QA: New Whiteboard tag “[easyconfirm]”

Zur Mozilla-Bugzilla HomepageFor the SeaMonkey project I now use a new Bugzilla Whiteboard tag “[easyconfirm]” for UNCONFIRMED Bugzilla bug reports, which can be easily reproduced also by Bugzilla newbies. So these bug reports are ideal for some first bug confirming attempts and to gain some first experience with bug confirming and QA process on our bug tracking system. Continue reading

SeaMonkey 2.39 additional Release Notes

Additionally to the very outdated “official” Release Notes here you find some more information concerning changes with SeaMonkey 2.39.

New features

Please see Wiki-Page. I do not know which Firefox42 – features made it into  SeaMonkey

A Bugzilla query shows  SeaMonkey 2.39-specific RFE-Fixes – for “Bug 1153577 – Users should be able to hide the menu bar and show it with the ALT key” there might be a problem with Ubuntu/Unity.

Bugfixes

  • Bugs in SeaMonkey 2.38 what have been fixed for SeaMonkey 2.39.
  • Bugs which have been fixed in  Thunderbird and Firefox since SeaMonkey 2.38. Not all bugs in Firefox or Thunderbird do affect SeaMonkey, but also it is not sure that all fixes will work in SeaMonkey.

New bugs

The “Known -Issues“- list is outdated, here an attempt for a more realistic overview.

Possible new bugs (“Regressions“)

Old and new bugs

A horribly long list, what does not consider that not all Thunderbird– and Firefox-bugs are relevant for SeaMonkey. And many of  them are UNCONFIRMED or outdated (have been fixed in between).

Download-SeiteThanks to all who made possible this release.

Rainer

SeaMonkey 2.39b1 information

Here some additional information concerning the new beta release (official release notes here unfortunately are very outdated) .

There are some possible  Regressions compared to 2.38 (bugs, what appeared after release of  SeaMonkey 2.38).  It would be great if some users would do bug triaging  with the UNCONFIRMED ones  from the list. (1)

🙂 But, of course, we do not only have possible regresses, but also real progress, several   Bug-Fixes.


(1) A Bugzilla-Account is required to proceed these queries. Please consider that SeaMonkey might be affected by bugs and bug-fixes for  Firefox, Thunderbird, Core and others, none of the related bugs will appear in resulting bug lists.