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Is Seamonkey adding "Hello" like FF?

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Post Posted March 1st, 2015, 8:28 am

Just uninstalled FF due to their implementation of "Hello". Is seamonkey adding Hello? Is so, will it be like FF where its part of the browser or will it be a plug-in that isn't installed and enabled by default?

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Post Posted March 1st, 2015, 11:29 am

It's not in SeaMonkey yet, and I think it's unlikely it will be added given that Hello code resides in mozilla/browser/ meaning Firefox specific source code.

IOW, if SeaMonkey wants Hello they'll have to actually port it, and I don't know if they'll want to do that or not.
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Post Posted March 1st, 2015, 4:51 pm

Highly doubtful SeaMonkey would touch "Loop" with a ten foot pole. SeaMonkey devs are very conservative about porting features from Firefox and generally only do so when there is an obvious improvement over the old implementation, or when supporting the older implementation just becomes too much work. SeaMonkey itself is the old Netscape/Mozilla Suite being maintained with modern Gecko rendering and security.

This guide is for users switching over to SeaMonkey from Firefox:
viewtopic.php?f=40&t=2802461
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Post Posted March 2nd, 2015, 8:11 am

RhodaX wrote:Just uninstalled FF due to their implementation of "Hello". Is seamonkey adding Hello? Is so, will it be like FF where its part of the browser or will it be a plug-in that isn't installed and enabled by default?


It may be enabled by default in Firefox, but nobody is forcing you to use it. Well, maybe a friend or relative that has Firefox and knows you do to, may try to initiate a call.

Do you use Skype? Firefox Hello is Skype without having to install Skype.

I bet many users use this on their smart phones without a second thought.

WebRTC

I certainly hope SeaMonkey will be an HTML5 feature compatible browser.
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Post Posted March 2nd, 2015, 10:53 am

WLS wrote:I certainly hope SeaMonkey will be an HTML5 feature compatible browser.


What the heck does WebRTC have to do with HTML5? It's a ridiculous appendage, that I seriously doubt anyone who isn't a salivating browser fanboy will bother with. What's next? An email client and a web editor?
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Post Posted March 2nd, 2015, 1:24 pm

WLS wrote:I certainly hope SeaMonkey will be an HTML5 feature compatible browser.

SeaMonkey does have WebRTC capability, but what does that have to do with this thread?
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Post Posted March 2nd, 2015, 3:19 pm

Hello/Loop relies on WebRTC, among other technologies. To that extent, it's related to this thread. There is a build-time switch --{enable,disable}-webrtc in .mozconfig to allow Mozilla applications to build with or without supporting WebRTC (which won't include anything Firefox-specific from the browser/ subtree for SeaMonkey unless it was explicitly ported to suite/).

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Post Posted May 4th, 2017, 3:03 pm

[quote="RhodaX"]Just uninstalled FF due to their implementation of "Hello". Is seamonkey adding Hello? Is so, will it be like FF where its part of the browser or will it be a plug-in that isn't installed and enabled by default?[/quote]

That, and Pocket were the very reason I ditched FF for SM. I hate it when apps become opinionated and shove things down our throat, intrusive or not.
Not finding any decent RSS reader for FF, Sage & Newsfox were the only decent ones, but they used BMs, which even though I prefer, now is a no-no as FF sync freezes when RSSs are loaded.

I'm pretty sure SM was forked from FF as many were getting irked by their departure from putting users first. So no way will they slide these creepy apps
up on us or so I hope !

Was about to go back to Chrome after flirting with FF for the nth time when I came across SM. Very slick RSS and am hoping to move my mail servers to it. Browser is a bit archaic, but seems slightly better at memory than FF.

Hope the honeymoon lasts !!

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Post Posted May 4th, 2017, 3:20 pm

Thanks for your comments but you've replied to a thread that's been dead for two years. Please check the date of prior posts before replying in a topic.

Locking this due to the age of the original posts.

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Post Posted May 4th, 2017, 5:18 pm

mazola wrote:I'm pretty sure SM was forked from FF as many were getting irked by their departure from putting users first.

Actually SeaMonkey is a community effort in keeping the old Mozilla suite going after Mozilla discontinued it eleven years ago (Mozilla 1.7.13).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mozilla_Application_Suite
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SeaMonkey

Anyways this was a old thread as noted.

Also the proper abbreviation for Firefox is Fx and not FF as newer Firefox users tend to think. ;)

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