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Unofficial x64 Build of SeaMonkey - v2.19 is a Bust!

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Post Posted July 3rd, 2013, 7:28 am

I know there are a couple of folks who are running the Unofficial x64 builds from the URL below:

http://www.htguard.info/

It seems that the v2.19 release will just NOT run (at least on Windows XP x64 Edition). I unpacked the 7Zip file and when I attempt to run SeaMonkey, a message cites "This is not a valid Win32 application". Is anyone getting the same thing with x64 releases of Windows 7 or Windows Vista?

For now, I stayed with the beta x64 build of v2.18 which runs nicely.
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Post Posted July 3rd, 2013, 7:38 am

Moved to third-party builds.

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Post Posted July 3rd, 2013, 5:27 pm

Actually, I have no trouble with this on my Windows 8 x64 system.

There has been a trend on the part of developers for some time now to drop support for XP... aside from the somewhat political/"religious" discussion of how one might feel about this, I do not have a good sense of the extent to which *technical* considerations that apply to XP also apply to XP64.

In any case, I am pleased these builds have returned, and am also quite interested in being able to perform my own [builds] - but even using the custom version of the Mozilla build environment from the htguard / "Unofficial Mozilla for Windows" site, I have not so far been able to have a build complete.

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Post Posted July 11th, 2013, 8:19 pm

It may just be a configuration error, oversight, on their end.
(It probably has a flag in the .exe that says the minimum supported OS version is 6.0 instead of 5.1 or the like.)

Did you bring it to their attention?
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Post Posted July 13th, 2013, 11:53 pm

Is there any support provided for these SeaMonkey builds because I have been thinking about using them.

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Post Posted July 14th, 2013, 6:29 am

There is a bug-tracking system specifically for these builds, but not much activity there - http://code.google.com/p/htguardmozilla/issues/list

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Post Posted July 18th, 2013, 5:55 am

Visual Studio/C++ 2012 was used to compile the 2.19 x64 build. There certain flags that have to placed in the build to ensure that the resulting code will be XP x64 compatible. I placed a defect issue note on there and got a response.

I hope he reverts back to including XP x64 compatibility. Otherwise I'll have to drop his builds.

http://code.google.com/p/htguardmozilla ... etail?id=8
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Post Posted August 3rd, 2013, 1:40 am

for those who is wondering the conclusion of this issue, here is reply from developer for that unofficial build.

I'm sorry, I ignored VC2012 supports XP OS or not.
But I can't change it, because it's summer now and my room is too hot to build.

http://code.google.com/p/htguardmozilla ... il?id=8#c2

Lol :D

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Post Posted August 6th, 2013, 5:59 pm

JodyThornton wrote:I know there are a couple of folks who are running the Unofficial x64 builds from the URL below:

http://www.htguard.info/

It seems that the v2.19 release will just NOT run (at least on Windows XP x64 Edition). I unpacked the 7Zip file and when I attempt to run SeaMonkey, a message cites "This is not a valid Win32 application". Is anyone getting the same thing with x64 releases of Windows 7 or Windows Vista?

For now, I stayed with the beta x64 build of v2.18 which runs nicely.


Seamonkey 2.19 x64 build seems to run fine on my Win7 SP1 64bit computer. I guess it's an XP-only problem.
The 32bit builds of Seamonkey 2.20 final has just come out but so far no unofficial 64bit builds of SM 2.20 from the htguard site - that guy is a little behind the times but I hope he does produce the unofficial x64 builds of SM 2.20 soon.

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Post Posted August 7th, 2013, 1:13 pm

Perhaps his room is still too hot to build :P

Usually his x64 builds are out the same day and time as the commercial releases are.
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Post Posted August 13th, 2013, 6:08 am

Hmmmm - still no 2.20 build. Oh well, I gave up. Two days ago I installed the 32-bit Seamonkey v2.20. It runs just fine.
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Post Posted August 21st, 2013, 11:12 am

FYI, the dev has posted on his twitter account that he will not build during this summer because of temperature problem (in Japanese language).
https://twitter.com/htguard

so most probably, there will be no update before this September.

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Post Posted August 23rd, 2014, 9:09 pm

A year later and nothing more from this fellow. In any case I am still running Seamonkey on Puppy Linux. I upgraded my XP x64 box to Vista and run another x64 Gecko browser on it. I'm starting to get the distinct impression that I shouldn't mention its name on this forum, at least if I know what's good for me.
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Post Posted August 24th, 2014, 4:39 am

And the point being?

That there are 64-bit browsers out there.
And you gain just what by using one?

That there are no 64-bit SeaMonkey versions available - that you have found?
And you can build one yourself, perhaps.
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Post Posted August 24th, 2014, 9:22 am

therube wrote:And the point being?

That there are 64-bit browsers out there.
And you gain just what by using one?


First off, why the bloody hostility from you? "And the point being?" - take a pill.

And I have tried multiple x64 browsers you clown. I like Pale Moon best. Why is it that EVERYBODY HERE gets their back up when its mentioned? You yourselves are the ones putting the board's integrity into question, not its supporters.

Just chill out people. We're have a conversation about browsers, not saving the world.

As an aside, my point was, and you made it for me, was that by mentioning "that browser", somebody's blood pressure would rise on this forum. That's really too bad you all seem to feel the need to do that. Why?
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