The future of Seamonkey?

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Post Posted November 30th, 2018, 3:58 pm

Mouse4 wrote:bare in Mind Mozilla have Deleted all Old Extensions from there DataBase

For Firefox yes.

Some legacy extensions for the old EOL Fx 56 and earlier (including Fx 52 ESR) may be at


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Post Posted November 30th, 2018, 4:49 pm

Mouse4 wrote:bare in Mind Mozilla have Deleted all Old Extensions from there DataBase ... x-add-ons/

Those that supported Thunderbird and/or SeaMonkey were moved to
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Post Posted December 2nd, 2018, 12:42 pm

Kudos to the Seamonkey developers and members for their excellent work. It reminds me so much the good old days. I like it very much for it's excellent e-mail client and some basic browsing due to security considerations. What is not clear to me is what happens to SM from security perspective. Latest official build 2.49.4 is 4 months old. That means that any vulnerability discovered since then has not been fixed?

I totally understand the limited resources of the SM community and the hard work of their programmers, I am just seeking advice on how to make ti more secure. Should I compile from scratch the latest builds or use the precompiled binaries in Bill's page? I don't want to use unstable Alpha releases, I have no problem with something close to RC with some minor bugs here and there but I want also to minimize the attack vector. What do you think is the best way to proceed.

Keep up the good work


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Post Posted December 3rd, 2018, 1:09 pm

Bills 2.49.5 and 2.53 should be stable. 2.53 is at 52.9 level with additional fixes and support for newer features (TLS 1.3 among others). I plan to bring it up to the latest ESR60 level wrt security when I find some time. 2.49.5 is more or less at 60.2 level. Same here. I use both releases regularly.

ewong is building up our own infrastructure but it takes time to do this. We all have daytime jobs and a life outside SeaMonkey. Just need money to live :)

Next official version will be 2.49.5. 2.57 is not ready yet. Versions after 2.57 are junk. Mozilla trashed the Gecko source pretty good and it would need more devs to keep up here.

Use latest classic NoScript and uBlock Origin and you should be mostly safe. Far from an ideal situation but can't be helped. No new devs and so slow progress. For things not working in SM I recommend Chromium.


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