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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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
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.
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.
On mozilla.support.seamonkey Ed Mullen asked 2015-07-07 the question from heading. I tried to ask Bugzilla for an answer by comparing some activity parameters with numbers of year before and 5 years ago (2010). All values for first half-year. Found numbers are listed in table below, queries for 2015 are linked in the left column:
I think new reports and changed to FIXED (bug fixes) no not need explication. The next parameters are indicators for (user-) QA activity. The table shows that 2015 we have only half as much activity left as SeaMonkey had 2010. But compared to year before it even looks some better.
And we have some additional glimmers of hope:
Of course that’s not a substitution for security patches coming in time, and we still have the Sync problem (and others).
But be aware: it depends on you and your contribution how successful SeaMonkey can be. You think a normal user can’t help? That’s not true, as a first step you can try to confirm (or disprove) some of our UNCONFIRMED SeaMonkey bug Reports, like I do here (you may add me to CC if your are not sure whether your investigations are exhaustive). I hope to find your signature in Bugzilla, soon … . 🙂
News 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.
SeaMonkey 2.9 is available in 26 languages, for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.
Most notably, this release features for the first time:
- The File and Move Bookmarks dialogs are resizable now
- HTML5 videos that do not start automatically show a large play button now
- Add-ons Sync can now be configured without the Add-ons Sync Prefs add-on
- Pasting a URL from the clipboard into the Download Manager window will download it
- Plugins can be disabled for the whole suite now in addition to Mail & Newsgroups only
- View Source now has line numbers
- Line breaks are now supported in the title attribute
- Find in Page search results are scrolled into view now
- The column-fill CSS property has been implemented
- Support for the text-align-last CSS property has been added
- Experimental support for ECMAScript 6 Map and Set objects has been implemented
- Fixed several stability issues
For a more complete list of major changes in SeaMonkey 2.9, see the What’s New in SeaMonkey 2.9 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.