SeaMonkey 1.0.6 and SeaMonkey 1.1 Beta Released
Wednesday November 8th, 2006
Seamonkey 1.0.6, a security and stability update for the all-in-one Internet Suite has been released. The Seamonkey 1.0.6 Release Notes have more information.
SeaMonkey 1.1 Beta, a version aimed at developers and testers has also been released. New features include tab previews, spell check, an e-mail tagging system, an improved Linux startup script, better new mail notifications and an updated Chatzilla IRC client. The SeaMonkey 1.1 Beta Release Notes have more information.
I'm a firefox user on my work PCs and my personal laptop, but Seamonkey on my home desktop, and was seriously considering moving from Seamonkey to the separate, fragmented Firefox/Thunderbird/etc apps very soon as I was really starting to miss some of Firefox 2's newer features when using Seamonkey.
But from reading the release notes it looks like the SM 1.1beta has the spellcheck (that I never knew I needed before FF2, but now can't look at a message board, blog post or wiki article without it) and also corrects the issues with context menus in the PTB and BM overflows that was just starting to niggle at me recently (the right-hand end of my PTB tends to be a place for dumping URLs to look at later, so the bar could easily be about 3 times as long as my screen, and not being able to right-click on the links was getting annoying).
My only worry, and the only reason I don't tend to use the betas of Seamonkey is my mail. That is data that I just don't want to lose or risk. Does anyone have any opinions on the stability/safety of Seamonkey 1.1b's mail client compared to v1.0x which I'm currently using at home?