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Weekly Status Report, W22/2009

Here's a summary of SeaMonkey/Mozilla-related work I've done in week 22/2009 (May 25 - 31, 2009):

We're seeing some small followup issues with download manager, but general feedback is quite good so far. We are definitely coming into beta state now, and current SeaMonkey 2 nightlies are in some ways more mature than stable 1.1.x releases. Tabbed mail is going through the review process and with the current patch, Lightning is usable. The future looks bright.
Well, it would look brighter if we had some schedules for beta or final. As we need to build stable milestones and releases upon a stable mailnews backend, we need to closely coordinate with Thunderbird, and that team has been pushing out their upcoming beta further and further while waiting on their feature of vastly improved search to land. That also has been pushing out our SeaMonkey 2.0 Beta 1 release. And with them adding a further beta, it now looks very clear to us that we will add a SeaMonkey 2.0 Beta 2 after this one as well. We unfortunately still need to wait for the clouds over the Thunderbird schedules to lift before we can come up with schedules for those milestones and releases on our side, but we count on being close to their betas and final in terms of dates.
Depending on the speed of the review process, tabbed mail will either make Beta 1 or be pushed to Beta 2, I hope we can take a few more of the Thunderbird 3 improvements in Beta 2. The current code is quite ready for Beta 1 right now, so it can only get better.
Oh, and we now know for sure that we will have fully localized builds for all major platforms right with the Beta 1 release - for the first time ever in suite history!

Entry written by KaiRo and posted on June 3rd, 2009 19:21 | Tags: L10n, Mozilla, SeaMonkey, Status | 3 comments | TrackBack

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Keith

from The US

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I'm glad 1.1.17 is coming. I'm not having any problems with 1.1.16, but it's good to get the fixes and updates.
2009-06-05 04:08

david

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are the nightly build stable now?
are the nightly builds stable as (or more than) alpha 3?
2009-06-09 16:31

KaiRo

Webmaster

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david, the nightlies usually are quite good to use and feel quite stable from my experience, but it's of course possible that sometimes there's a "black sheep" among them. They're nightlies, after all.
2009-06-10 13:50

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