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Weekly Status Report, W10/2011

Here's a summary of SeaMonkey/Mozilla-related work I've done in week 10/2011 (March 7 - 13, 2011):

My favorite real-world "space ship", the Discovery, landed this week for the last time from a successful major mission. I bow my head in the light of this incredible machine flying 39 times to Earth orbit and not only bringing up a huge quantity of items and people but also bringing back more cargo and astronauts than any other vessel has and will for a very long time.
Still, I had my own "last major" milestone this week, in this case for SeaMonkey, landing the optional search bar and the OpenSearch engine manager ion the tree. There's one large difference here, though: While the Space Shuttle program is ending and the future of human spaceflight programs (in- and outside NASA) is unclear at best, the SeaMonkey project is going on fine, on the way to a major step with the 2.1 release, and it will also go on well and thrive in the future. I'm still helping to ensure this will be the case, and I see myself as just having laid foundation for a few things so other people can build great things upon them! :)

Entry written by KaiRo and posted on March 14th, 2011 21:46 | Tags: L10n, Mozilla, SeaMonkey, Status | 8 comments | TrackBack




Since Firefox 4.0 final is targeted for release sometime in March, does SeaMonkey 2.1 have a release timeframe ?

- SeaMonkey 2.1 beta 3 (very soon ? - presumably using Gecko 2.0 RC 1)
- SeaMonkey 2.1 RC 1 (? - hopefully right after Firefox 4.0 final)
- SeaMonkey 2.1 final (? - hopefully within one month of Firefox 4.0 final)

Please enlighten us with schedule.
2011-03-15 03:54



We never have very firm timeframes for SeaMonkey, we release when it's ready and not when the time comes, but what you state is about what the rough plans look like. The status meetings notes usually have the most accurate descriptions of plans you can find.

Last edited by KaiRo at 2011-03-15 13:13

2011-03-15 13:13

Anonymous guest

Will SeaMonkey 2.1 have the following UI changes from Firefox 4.0:
- transient status panel which replaces the status bar giving more screen space to the content area
- combined reload/stop button
- no border around the content area
- no border around the menu bar and tool bar (the menu bar and tool bar are different shades of gray)

Also Firefox uses a find bar instead of a find dialog but this isn't good as it is at the bottom of the screen so the dialog in the center of the screen works better. Hopefully SeaMonkey 2.1 keeps the dialog or puts it in a doorhanger instead.
2011-03-15 17:36


another crash
if bookmark list contains a folder expanding the folder in the Bookmarks pane, opening bookmark manager, collapse the folder the bookmark manager, close the bookmark manager, than try to collapse the folder in the bookmark pane -> boom Seamonkey (upto 2.0.12) crashed.
2011-03-15 20:36


I want to ask an innocent question...

If this step is so big, why can't SM people name next release as SM 2.5 as Ff did with 3.5???

In fact... why not 3.0?

Only an innocent question though.

Regards ;)
2011-03-16 09:53


@Jota.Ce: That's up to the Seamonkey team to decide what new version number to use for the next major version of Seamonkey.

As for Firefox, if there are no major problems with Firefox 4.0 RC1, the final release of FF4 may come out on March 22.
2011-03-18 01:03



EP, I know well about Firefox 4 RC and the release plan, even somewhat involved with those nowadays, but from what I hear from the SeaMonkey team, it's not quite ready yet for going into final release mode - might still take a few weeks.
2011-03-18 18:08


It was only an innocent question, more than a suggestion.

In fact... i'd have never dare to suggest it, since i'm not a developer, i have no right to ask, not even to suggest.

I hope SM will rise, i hope the best for KaiRo, i hope the best for SM.

Nothing more, nothing less.
2011-03-21 09:56

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