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' 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206 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.
#2 I am impressed!
Wednesday August 8th, 2007 3:34 AM
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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.