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Weekly Status Report, W38/2008

Here's a summary of SeaMonkey/Mozilla-related work I've done in week 38/2008 (September 15 - 21, 2008):

I know I've been preaching that "we'll have an Alpha soon" for a very long time now. The good thing is that the code actually is practically done now. Some remaining reviews for the removal of the the old preferences window, and we're really done. It's been a long time since we released a testing version to a wider audience, the last was SeaMonkey 1.1 Beta on November 8, 2006, almost two years ago. Back then, we introduced the URL bar color change to yellow on secure sites, tab previews and message tagging as some of the largest changes. Now we're featuring a complete rework of many parts of the app due to the move from 1.8 branch xpfe to 1.9.1 trunk toolkit as well as a number of SeaMonkey-specific and mailnews updates, reworks and features. This ranges from a new Windows installer via a modernized icon set for the default theme, clear private data, undo closed tabs, newsgroup drag-and-drop reordering, add-ons manager and completely redone extension management to <audio> and <video> HTML5 tags, much improved Acid3 compliance and less memory usage, just to name a few examples. It's a really huge step forward, and it shows that we haven't been sitting around doing nothing for the last 2 years.
The SeaMonkey project is not dead, as some people might believe with our last new stable release dating back 20 months - on the contrary, SeaMonkey is more alive than it ever was under that name!

Entry written by KaiRo and posted on September 22nd, 2008 21:32 | Tags: L10n, Mozilla, SeaMonkey, Status | 1 comment | TrackBack




Glad to see that Seamonkey is not dead! I use Seamonkey and really appreciate your efforts in building new releases. Perhaps it's a pity that there's no information about the progress on the official Seamonkey site and I understand that many people do not know that the project is still alive. I think just adding a link to this blog from the Seamonkey main page would be enough to keep everyone informed. Thanks!
2008-10-01 10:16

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