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A Successful & Sanitized Launch Day

I've just done the announcement dance for SeaMonkey 1.1.8 (yes, even to the SeaMonkey Blog), completing the release process for our current security update (yes, I know, we don't have partial, binary-diffed updates, those will only come for 2.x). It's always nice to ship fixes for a number of security updates and know that users of current SeaMonkey versions are safe from known vulnerabilities.

The thrill of launching that release was increased by the thrill of watching a successful Space Shuttle launch on the same day, which was even more thrilling because of the low probability of favorable weather that forecasts had given for today. Nice to see Atlantis finally up on orbit, making the Space Station really international with the European "Columbus" laboratory module.

And as that all wouldn't have been enough, I finally took up the challenge to go a bit more into code than usual, and at the same time do away with the striking emptiness of the main "Privacy & Security" pref panel in SeaMonkey. We were missing the "sanitize" feature (a.k.a. "Clear Private Data") in our suite, which seemed to fit perfectly into that empty space in my opinion - so I took a deep look into Firefox code and ported that feature to SeaMonkey. The patch ended up pretty large, but consisting mostly of code copied from Firefox, even from code that hasn't yet landed and probably won't even land for FF3! After a few hours of concentrated work, it looked all good to me - but knowing Neil, I'm pretty sure it will go through a number of iterations to fix his review comments. ;-)
In any case, this is is very likely another feature we will be able to add for SeaMonkey 2.

Having not done (much) of real Mozilla code, JS modules or XPCOM components before, I can tell anyone who doesn't dare to try that it's not that hard - especially when you can learn how things work by doing such code porting. Just Try It™! :)

Entry written by KaiRo and posted on February 8th, 2008 02:36 | Tags: ISS, Mozilla, NASA, release, SeaMonkey, SeaMonkey 2, Shuttle | 2 comments | TrackBack



Steven Barisof

from Santa Cruz, California

SeaMonkey feature not working
I have been using SeaMonkey for about a month, and I am not sure where to go to ask this question: Every time I set the "Send Format" to be BOTH plain text and HTML and also go to Mail and Newsgroup Account Settings and check the box that says "Compose messages in HTML format" in Composition & Addressing, it doesn't stick. That means every time I click Send for an email it asks me if I want it to go as plain text, HTML or both! Why won't "BOTH" stick from day to day?

Any advice will be appreciated. I have a Windows Home machine with SeaMonkey 1.1.8 on it (same thing happened with previous version).

Thanks in advance,
2008-02-11 17:44



Steven, please ask our community as pointed out on http://www.seamonkey-project.org/community - those people usually are able to help.
2008-02-11 22:09

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