SeaMonkey 1.1.2 Released
Thursday May 31st, 2007
Robert Kaiser writes: "Yesterday, the SeaMonkey project released a new version of its all-in-one Internet suite. SeaMonkey 1.1.2 closes several security vulnerabilities and fixes several smaller problems found in previous versions. With that, SeaMonkey stays at the same level of security as its siblings Firefox and Thunderbird, which are issuing updates for the same problems this week as well.
"Despite a simultaneous release of a last update to the SeaMonkey 1.0 series, SeaMonkey 1.0.9, the project team strongly urges users to upgrade to SeaMonkey 1.1.2, as the old 1.0 series will not be maintained further. The 1.1 series, on the other hand, is being actively maintained and also features some new functionality such as spell checking in web forms and mail tags.
"In addition to users of older SeaMonkey versions, the SeaMonkey team strongly urges users of the old Mozilla Suite and Netscape 4, 6 or 7 to upgrade to SeaMonkey 1.1.2. Those software packages suffer from a large and rising number of security vulnerabilities because they are no longer being maintained. SeaMonkey 1.1.2 is a drop-in replacement, providing the same basic suite functionality plus additional features, without known security problems but with current updates.
"The SeaMonkey project team took over development of the all-in-one internet application suite after Netscape and later the Mozilla Foundation ceased to work on it. Under the new name, users are provided with current versions of the established software package.
More details about this latest release can be found in the SeaMonkey 1.1.2 Release Notes.
I've been using it on my Mepis partition (which I just recently re-installed and figured "Why not go for the browser too?") since the first of June here and it's been running smoothly for me. I haven't seen any of the problems mentioned by others on the forums, but then again---I haven't had a SeaMonkey crash since an early alpha 1.0. That says a lot right there to me about quality. ;)
For the record: That quality has gone across the board for ALL Mozilla.org products for me. I wished all software produced could be as stable as what they've managed to put out. My! But what a perfect world this would be for me! :)
My two pieces of wampum from the tipi anyway.