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.
The 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.
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Despite all big problems, we have a first unofficial 2.44a1 SeaMonkey Build – even localized with several languages 🙂
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we need some help here!
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
Until 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).
For 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
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.
Unfortunately our supporters list in the wiki has become very outdated and useless, because most of the listed persons no longer do support SeaMonkey.
So I decided to rework that list, goal is to have a reliable overview what persons actively do support SeaMonkey and are available for questions of other users, support to SeaMonkey tasks and similar.
For former supporters who have left the SeaMonkey project I created a new page.
As preparation I wrote an e-mail to all persons listed in the old supporters table. My result:
- 44 Wrong e-mail-addresses
- 03 users who asked me to remove them from the table
- 01 Users Who told me that he is still active
- 02 Users who told me that they still are interested in contributing, but currently hibernating
- 05 personal e-mails with various other contents
- 108 e-mails without any automated or personal reaction
I expect that users, who received an e-mail but did not answer, are not interested in any contact or activity, so I removed them from the table. The result is a very short stub of an accurate supporters list.
Of course I know that this new list is incomplete, I do not know all supporters and did not yet find enough time for further research. So please add yourself to the list if you are active in the SeaMonkey project, if you agree that other supporters will address you and if and your name is missing in the new list. If your name has been deleted from the old table you can simply copy / paste the text line with the table row for your name from an older Version of the wiki page. If you do not have a Wiki-account and do not want to create one for that single action please simply leave a comment here with required information, someone will add it to the table.
And of course, please update your entry and correct errors, any help to get a more useful “contact-brokering service” in the wiki is appreciated.
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.
This 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.