The releases wiki page
is still stating May 4th as release date for Firefox and SeaMonkey security updates, though those may shift a bit. Also, Thunderbird 3.1 Beta 2 is planned to go out that day - and our next SeaMonkey Status Meeting should also happen that day. But all that is not what this post is about.
In today's SeaMonkey Status Meeting
, we discussed if and when we should freeze for and ship SeaMonkey 2.1 Alpha 1 to show people things are moving in our project and to get code out to testers. We collected what changes we already have in trunk since the SeaMonkey 2.0 were cut, and the Mozilla platform has given us a ton of new things alone, ranging from speed improvements (in startup, Js, etc.) via privacy improvements (good-bye :visited sniffing!) to new features on the web content (WOFF, SMIL, and more) and platform/development side (js-ctypes, pymake, etc.) - and then there's mailnews work and already some SeaMonkey-specific improvements as well. In short, a lot of things to show to our testers!
Because of that, we decided to put an important date on our schedules:
SeaMonkey 2.1 Alpha 1 code freeze: May 4th, 2010, 23:59 PDT
We'll start builds as soon as possible after that, reopen the tree for 2.1a2pre development and release 2.1 Alpha 1 once we have enough testing (tentatively May 18th, possibly earlier).
So, if you have any code you want to get out to testers in SeaMonkey 2.1 Alpha 1, make sure it lands within the next two weeks!
(And thanks to InvisibleSmiley
for the tagline of this post!)