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SeaMonkey 2.35 language packs

Unfortunately for the latest SeaMonkey 2.35 version with several security patches no language packs were available. Because my experience is that the 2.35 language packs Adrian Kalla contributed some weeks ago (and what are no longer available at his download area) work fine with that latest 2.35 build I asked him to send those language builds to me, and I made them available for public download at sourceforge.net. Download

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New localized WIN32-Builds SeaMonkey 2.37 2015-08-13 07:11 available

NewNightlyDownload

 

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On that page Adrian Kalla contributes localized installers.exe and languagepacks.xpi in various languages.

Only for testing, you will use those builds on your own risk.

New WIN32-Build SeaMonkey-2.35γ.en-US 2015-08-07 08:19 available

Download areaThis build (by Philip Chee)  includes the latest security fixes like Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2015-78. SeaMonkey and Thunderbird do not ship the Firefox integrated PDF reader so we are not affected by this. However there are other security and crash fixes so do please help test these latest builds.

Rainer

SeaMonkey 2.35 add-on compatibility user experience

Hi all,

here you can read why I started a new attempt at Newsgroup mozilla.addons.user-experience (on news server news.mozilla.org to get something like an add-on compatibility data base with the help of the SeaMonkey users community.

On the same Wiki page you also will find some “how to use” hints.

I hope I won’t be the only contributer again ;-.)

 

WINDOWS SeaMonkey 2.35 “Pre-RC” available

We have something very similar to a Release Candidate, “all-bugfixes included“, but not localized.

That version contains a lot of bug-fixes compared to SeaMonkey 2.33 (no warranty for completeness) , intensive testing is appreciated.

Be careful with Language Packs (and may be other add-ons) for 2.33, they might cause big problems with 2.35, and currently I do not know whether fix for Bug 1084258 Language pack compatibility should be bound to Gecko branch, else undefined entity errors possible already will avoid such problems.

Backup your profile before you install and test!

Linux Users: please consider Bug 1057581 old profile crashes on startup [@ nsRDFPropertyTestNode::FilterInstantiations]

On the same download page you will find an Aurora 2.38a1 build.

New seamonkey-2.35.en-US.win32-20150626.zip available

NewNightly35Build details:

  • Built of mozilla-esr38 + THUNDERBIRD_38_VERBRANCH. Note Official 2.35 release will be built off mozilla-release 38 (Probably 38.0.6)
  • DOM Inspector built off changeset 80c195824f1e. Version shows as 2.0.16pre. I have uploaded 2.0.16 to AMO so SeaMonkey should update to that version if configured.
    • http://hg.mozilla.org/dom-inspector/graph/80c195824f1e
  • Chatzilla built off changeset c65366e47dd2. Version shows as 0.9.91.1 . This is a problem because SeaMonkey may update to the version on AMO (0.9.91.1.1-signed).
    • http://hg.mozilla.org/chatzilla/graph/c65366e47dd2

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Improvements for the Blog

engineroom_battleship-389274_1280News from the machinery compartment

I am happy that we now have the blog. After some weeks experience with it, we should think about some improvements. Most of the following suggestions are also discussed in Bug 1147825 (meta) Revive SeaMonkey blog and accomplished in the Inofficial German Language SeaMonkey Blog.

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On proceeding forward…

I have the required piece of the puzzle to get this whole ball rolling.  So that’s the good news.

The semi-bad news is that it’s (to me) uncharted territory and requires manual hands-on work so I’m in the process of familiarizing myself with what I have.

Updates on my progress forthcoming…

 

Update

As per the recent Status Meeting, 2.35 will be the next release.  So 2.33.x and 2.34 won’t be spun/released.

The process of getting 2.35 done is what we’re working on but there are a few bits and pieces still missing.  I’ll update this blog as soon as I get a chance to get those pieces jiving with what I have.

 

Linked… and ready to rumble!

SeaMonkey Project’s blog has a link in the SeaMonkey project page (thanks for the website update patch, Jens!).  Under “Community and Support”, under ” Weblogs” section. “SeaMonkey Project Blog”.

With that update, it’s a positive step towards global domination keeping the project up to date and letting everyone know what’s going on with the project.  There are a lot more steps that we need to make.

  1. Update codebase
  2. Infrastructure updating.
  3. Spreading the joy* that is SeaMonkey.

(I’ve probably missed quite a few, but that’s the list I have right now.)

The question is… How?

General answer: We need more resources : time, money and contributors.

Unfortunately, no one can help us with ‘time’; but that’s life.

So that leaves money and contributors.

Money?  You know where to go to donate (http://www.seamonkey-project.org/donate/).

So that leaves the last one.  Contributors.  This is the one thing that pops up regularly when I talk to fellow developers and on #seamonkey.  We just need more contributors, be it for coding, triaging, documentation, infrastructure maintenance, etc..  Please read http://www.seamonkey-project.org/dev/ if you are interested.