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Weekly Status Report, W24/2011

Here's a short summary of SeaMonkey/Mozilla-related work I've done in week 24/2011 (June 13 - 19, 2011):

Things are moving fast in Mozilla land - while SeaMonkey just released 2.1 last week, we've been using that one to get "2.3a2" builds from aurora to work and update correctly and get ready for doing the first and potentially last beta for 2.2, which should go for a release within the next 2 weeks or so.

And Firefox is releasing 5.0 tomorrow! I'm excited to see how it does on crashes, as this is the first release on which I've been around in "Crash Scene Investigation" the whole cycle. So far we are looking good, but we still have way fewer users on Aurora and Beta than we would like to have for comprehensive pre-release crash analysis, so the first days of sending it out to users will give us a better picture. Given that changes compared to Firefox 4 are small and the beta numbers we have so far are looking really good, I expect this to be a smooth release in terms of stability - but I'm standing by to help figure things out in case that will not be the case. ;-)

Entry written by KaiRo and posted on June 20th, 2011 22:38 | Tags: L10n, Mozilla, SeaMonkey, Status | 12 comments | TrackBack

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Thiago

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Seamonkey 2.2
Great Job !
Seamonkey 2.2 Beta 1 is very good and very fast.
2011-06-21 02:09

EP

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Update from SM 2.0 to SM 2.2?
hmm, pushing major updates from SM 2.0 to SM 2.2, Kairo? i guess there won't be an SM 2.0.15 release then.
2011-06-21 03:37

Louis E.

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So no SeaMonkey 2.1.x?
I'm still using 2.0.14 and upgraded from 1.1.x to 2 as of 2.0.1 since I figure the first point release will always have something indispensable that was found out by people who waited for after the betas.

So there will be no 2.1.x before 2.2?
2011-06-21 08:06

ElTxolo

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themes
Themes:
I spent a number of additional hours working, and finally, could update my personal theme page to have the new 2.1 versions of the EarlyBlue and LCARStrek themes announced! Reviews on addons.mozilla.org are still pending, but I did upload them there as well - both work with SeaMonkey 2.1 and probably well enough with the newer versions as well, and in addition, LCARStrek now supports Firefox 4 (and probably newer ones) as well!

Thanks for a new updated version of LCARStrek ;)
2011-06-21 10:56

KaiRo

Webmaster

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Quote of EP:
hmm, pushing major updates from SM 2.0 to SM 2.2, Kairo? i guess there won't be an SM 2.0.15 release then.

As far as I know, there are no plans for it. the Mozilla platform we have been using for 2.0.x doesn't get any security updates any more, so it wouldn't be easy, and it's better to get people to the new versions in the end.
Quote of Louis E.:
So there will be no 2.1.x before 2.2?

No, there will only be this one 2.1 and the update to it is 2.2, then.
Quote of ElTxolo:
Thanks for a new updated version of LCARStrek ;)

You're welcome. :)

Qua'pla / Live long and prosper! (whichever you prefer) ;-)
2011-06-21 17:41

Louis E.

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Seamonkey Copying Suicide Strategy?
See http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/230868/firefox_strategy_is_a_recipe_for_failure.html

Is SeaMonkey going down the same path?...that would be a terrible mistake.
2011-06-22 19:42

KaiRo

Webmaster

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Quote of Louis E.:
See http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/230868/firefox_strategy_is_a_recipe_for_failure.html

Is SeaMonkey going down the same path?...that would be a terrible mistake.

SeaMonkey is pulling along with that (actually, doesn't even have a different choice, given that the project simply cannot maintain the Mozilla platform for security issues) - and it's terribly right and good to do that. (And I'm not leading where SeaMonkey is going any more anyhow, I'm working mostly on Firefox stability these days.)

Last edited by KaiRo at 2011-06-22 22:25

2011-06-22 22:24

EP

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SM 2.0.15 mentioned on Seamonkey Bug Radars page?
Quote of KaiRo:
Quote of EP:
hmm, pushing major updates from SM 2.0 to SM 2.2, Kairo? i guess there won't be an SM 2.0.15 release then.

As far as I know, there are no plans for it. the Mozilla platform we have been using for 2.0.x doesn't get any security updates any more, so it wouldn't be easy, and it's better to get people to the new versions in the end.

aww, if that were so, then why is SM 2.0.15 mentioned on the Seamonkey Bug Radars page on the Seamonkey development site:
http://dev.seamonkey.at/?d=x&i=mozilla&m=r

So if there are no plans whatsoever for SM 2.0.15, then any info on that specific version should be removed from the Seamonkey Bug Radars page ASAP.
2011-06-24 02:14

KaiRo

Webmaster

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Quote of EP:
aww, if that were so, then why is SM 2.0.15 mentioned on the Seamonkey Bug Radars

Because we always open radars for any potential upcoming version, even if we then decide not to do that version after all.

Still, it has already been removed from there - I just needed to rework a few things for the new stuff we're using with 2.2 and on...
2011-06-24 21:45

Louis E.

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Save SeaMonkey From Mozilla's Suicidal Stupidity
The blogosphere today is furious over Mozilla's attitude on Firefox releases,and Microsoft is probably laughing with glee.
So is there any other blog out there that will be succeeding this one as the daily or weekly SeaMonkey progress tracker?
2011-06-25 08:09

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