SeaMonkey 1.1.4 Released
Monday August 6th, 2007
Robert "KaiRo" Kaiser has announced the release of SeaMonkey 1.1.4. This upgrade to the all-in-one Internet suite fixes several security issues, detailed in the SeaMonkey 1.1.4 section of the Mozilla Foundation Security Advisories page. The three issues listed, which include a SeaMonkey variant of the firefoxurl:// security flaw, also affected Mozilla Firefox and Mozilla Thunderbird (they were patched in those applications' 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124 releases).
All SeaMonkey users are urged to upgrade, including users of the now unsupported SeaMonkey 1.0.x (last updated when SeaMonkey 1.0.9 was released simultaneously with SeaMonkey 1.1.2 in May). The SeaMonkey team is also urging users of the Mozilla Application Suite, Netscape 7, Netscape 6 and Netscape Communicator 4.x to upgrade to SeaMonkey 1.1.4. "All those older software packages suffer from a large and steadily increasing number of security vulnerabilities because they are no longer being maintained," KaiRo explains. "SeaMonkey 1.1.4 is a modern, drop-in replacement, providing the same familiar suite functionality with additional features and fully up to date security fixes." The SeaMonkey project is a community-driven continuation of the Mozilla Application Suite, which formed the basis of Netscape 6 and 7 and shares similarities with Netscape Communicator 4.x.
Kudos to all the SeaMonkey developers.
Now that Firefox 1.5 is no longer supported and the Form History Manager extension no longer works because some of the form history APIs have been removed from Firefox 2 ( <http://www.radebatz.net/m…a/extensions/formhistory/> ), I decided to try the suite again as, not only does it have a form manager built-in, but it also allows me to selectively control the saving of form information by site. (This allows me to block shopping sites from saving personal and credit card details in the form history whilst allowing me to save non-sensitive form details for other sites.) I downloaded and installed the latest version (1.1.3) which had only recently been released and within a couple of days this new version 1.1.4 was out. Kudos to the development team - that is a great response time!
Note: I had forgotten how much had been removed from the original browser when Firefox was created. SeaMonkey is great and I will probably be using it for most of my browsing now. Thanks.
Why doesn't SeaMonkey offer automatic updates like Firefox and Thunderbird?
i got an update and i was using 1.1.3. When i opened seamonkey it asked me to update. i let it an here i am at 1.1.4. seems to work fine on updating.
I could be wrong so please, someone with more knowledge on the subject correct me if I am, but the current Thunderbird/Firefox offer the auto-updates Neil because of their being based on the toolkit. This gives them this "magical ability" to do such updating. However, the current "official builds/releases" of SeaMonkey (up to 1.1.4 and early 1.5a) aren't yet based upon this toolkit and therefore lack the ability. I guess it lies within the specific coding of the toolkit's ability, see?
Now the current versions of SeaMonkey 2.0 pre-alpha and up ARE based upon the toolkit, so once this goes official in 2.0---if it's turned on that is---then we'll have an entire range of new options in our Suite just like they do in Firefox/TBird, auto-updates being one of these great new options. :)
I hope I'm right for the most part and helped answer the question Neil? What I'm looking forward to myself is the ability to move icons around, or add more/remove them from the toolbars. That would be a huge improvement for me.
#6 re: Auto Update (Part 2: Really surprised buff!)
Thursday August 9th, 2007 5:18 PM
Hi Buff! Long time no see around these parts! I hope college is going well or do you have the summer off?
I'm really surprised at what you'd written about the auto-update you'd gotten. But let's clarify this if we can, okie? Did you get an auto-update of the type that Firefox users get---where ONLY the updated code is downloaded and grafted in/installed? (For the most part, unless problems are encountered and then the total file is downloaded and installed over the old file.) Or, did you get the "Notice Update" which we SeaMonkey users have always gotten in the past, informing us that there's a new version available which WE have to go download and install?
This latter has been the type I've always received in the past. I *didn't* receive it this time yet I updated immediately before it was widely known there was an update. I've always been informed that the Firefox-type of update couldn't be done and wouldn't be available *until* we switched over to the toolkit. But like I stated above: "I could be wrong so please, someone with more knowledge on the subject correct me if I am..." But I would like to know which system it was Buff.
Oh heck... I shouldn't have jumped the gun and just seen for myself, eh? :-D
On a totally different subject: Still enjoying your SeaMonkey themes immensely Buff!
#7 Re: re: Auto Update (Part 2: Really surprised buff
Saturday August 11th, 2007 7:50 AM
I think I just got a "notice update." I then downloaded the file manually since I am on linux. I guess it wasn't very automatic. I think the way I have my linux user account setup I can't install files from the web since my account lacks privileges. I am glad you still like the themes. I have new versions of the themes I have been using for awhile but I haven't had time to polish them up for public use. I also have a new version of MonkeyMenu ready but it also has some final touches that need to be applied. School is going well but I have been crazy busy this summer.
I'm sold. I'm ex-IE whenever I can maneuver. Thanks a bunch.
Hotmail has made a change to their service and will no longer render correctly in Seamonkey 1.1.4. Hopefully there will be a fix or a workaround for this bug SOON!!
Using the latest branch nightly from <ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub…ightly/latest-mozilla1.8/> under Linux works for me using both Classic Hotmail and "Full" Hotmail (by spoofing Firefox in my UA).
Seamonkey 1.1.5 has been released.
If you are having a problem with Seamonkey, please tell us here. We would love to help. There are many, many people here with a lot of experience, and any of us would be glad to help.
As for Seamonkey itself, its roots go back to the very start of the graphical web itself. It incorporates and respects all that the web and the internet was. More importantly, Seamonkey incorporates the web's future. The most recent releases have all of the best technologies and security enhancements that today's -- and tomorrow's -- browser/email client/chat client will demand.
I suspect that at the root of your frustration is a specific problem with a specific site or application. Tell us about that in detail.
If you are having trouble, the first advice anyone will have it to install the latest version (<http://stage.mozilla.org/…seamonkey/releases/1.1.5/>) and tell us if that doesn't help your specific problem.
Is this site dead now? There hasn't been an update in months, and hasn't been updated in three releases of Firefox.
yes - it is. Not the same as six years ago when this was THE site ... sad ... :-(
SeaMonkey 1.1.6 is out ... For a week now - Oct 31. Yesterday "<http://www.mozilla.org/projects/seamonkey/>" was not updated, but today it is.
It's just the front page news and release links that are dead. The forums, weblogs, and knowledge base are where the action is.
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