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Post Posted September 23rd, 2019, 6:29 pm

Am wondering when we'll be seeing the next stable release of SeaMonkey 2.53 :-k
Hopefully, by Christmas. :wink:
Am happily using 2.49.5 without any issues. :)

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Post Posted September 24th, 2019, 2:24 am

SnoutSpout wrote:(EDIT: According to
https://wiki.mozilla.org/SeaMonkey/Stat ... 2019-09-15
the freenode channel is up)

Like most/all irc dev channels it's a very dull old read, but it will help people to know what's going on, dev-wise.

No need for that Chatzilla stuff though, just follow the log version - https://freenode.logbot.info/seamonkey

Failing that, just go here once a year and something is bound to have changed and been announced - https://www.seamonkey-project.org/
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Post Posted September 25th, 2019, 4:10 pm

be interesting to see if more people come back to SM when firefox goes on this 4 weekly BS release

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Post Posted September 26th, 2019, 6:21 am

Mouse4 wrote:be interesting to see if more people come back to SM when firefox goes on this 4 weekly BS release


Will SeaMonkey still be in development in 2020?

Where will users get support when this forum is shutdown and archived?
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Post Posted September 26th, 2019, 7:30 am

There is a support newsgroup for Seamonkey https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/about/for ... er-support
and a subreddit. https://old.reddit.com/r/seamonkey/ There may be other ways.

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Post Posted September 26th, 2019, 7:46 am

WaltS48 wrote:Will SeaMonkey still be in development in 2020?

Jeeze, you're a pessimistic sod, 2020 is 3 months away. Yes, SM will still be in development and I think we can do without your voice of doom around here, thanks!

Where will users get support when this forum is shutdown and archived?

As I know most SM users would rather eat worms than use a Mozilla, Google or Reddit forum, then, if needed, we have here - http://seamonkey.boards.net/ (with https log in!)

Hardly a massive problem, took 10 minutes to set up.
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Post Posted September 26th, 2019, 9:29 am

> Jeeze, you're a pessimistic sod, 2020 is 3 months away. Yes, SM will still be in development and I think we can do without your voice of doom around here, thanks!

The fun thing. Going back to 2016 you you see the same questions. We are not doing good but we are doing ok given the circumstances. I don't expect thit to change any time soon. Given that we can now do local builds on the build servers the next release shouldn't take a year too.

> As I know most SM users would rather eat worms than use a Mozilla, Google or Reddit forum,
worms is one thing. Wasting time and getting eye cancer just by looking at them is another :)

> then, if needed, we have here - http://seamonkey.boards.net/ (with https log in!)

If this is not just a test but here to stay let me know and I will put it on the website as a support forum.

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Post Posted September 26th, 2019, 10:22 am

frg wrote:
> then, if needed, we have here - http://seamonkey.boards.net/ (with https log in!)

If this is not just a test but here to stay let me know and I will put it on the website as a support forum.

Well, it's up and running now and ready for everyone's registering delight, i.e. it is a real forum, but membership is a bit low atm (possibly because I only created 2 hours ago).

However, the idea is that it would swing into proper action if/when here (mozillaZine) closed. All communities are fragile entities, but this way the 'break in your transmission' will be very minimal.

At that point you could link it from the website and, if needed, Council members could become joint Admins or whatever.
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Post Posted September 26th, 2019, 3:21 pm

WaltS48 wrote:
Mouse4 wrote:be interesting to see if more people come back to SM when firefox goes on this 4 weekly BS release


Will SeaMonkey still be in development in 2020?

Where will users get support when this forum is shutdown and archived?

didnt know this forum was gonna be shutdown?
my guess with support, Neowin would be the next best place ( there forum ) someone should Create a ( SeaMonkey.Next ) thread

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Post Posted September 26th, 2019, 3:43 pm

Mouse4 wrote:didnt know this forum was gonna be shutdown?
my guess with support, Neowin would be the next best place ( there forum ) someone should Create a ( SeaMonkey.Next ) thread

the Global Announcement thread viewtopic.php?f=11&t=3055133

Neowin for SeaMonkey support, no thanks.

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Post Posted September 26th, 2019, 4:37 pm

James wrote:
Mouse4 wrote:didnt know this forum was gonna be shutdown?
my guess with support, Neowin would be the next best place ( there forum ) someone should Create a ( SeaMonkey.Next ) thread

the Global Announcement thread viewtopic.php?f=11&t=3055133

Neowin for SeaMonkey support, no thanks.

thanks James, i will Add that into the Thunderbird Thread.

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Post Posted September 26th, 2019, 5:21 pm

Mouse4 wrote:thanks James, i will Add that into the Thunderbird Thread.

Global Announcement means it is pinned on top of Every forum section, so it is hard to miss.

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Post Posted September 26th, 2019, 6:04 pm

James wrote:
Mouse4 wrote:thanks James, i will Add that into the Thunderbird Thread.

Global Announcement means it is pinned on top of Every forum section, so it is hard to miss.

yeah i didnt even see it when Kerz posted it, i only just noticed it only few min ago. IMO i would have posted a Link above the forums in Bold alongside the Mozillazine Header

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Post Posted September 27th, 2019, 6:42 am

Frank Lion wrote:Well, it's up and running now and ready for everyone's registering delight, i.e. it is a real forum, but membership is a bit low atm (possibly because I only created 2 hours ago).

However, the idea is that it would swing into proper action if/when here (mozillaZine) closed. All communities are fragile entities, but this way the 'break in your transmission' will be very minimal.

At that point you could link it from the website and, if needed, Council members could become joint Admins or whatever.


Frank, thank you for your initiative here.
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Post Posted September 27th, 2019, 9:03 am

> Well, it's up and running now and ready for everyone's registering delight, i.e. it is a real forum, but membership is a bit low atm (possibly because I only created 2 hours ago).

Thanks Frank. I still hope mozillazine will continue to exist. Will book the url and see how it pans out here. Personally I wouldn't want to be an admin on another forum. Stretched thin already and I am also an admin on a non browser related forum which soon needs a version updated (not looking forward to it).

If this on here eats the dust consider to do a "proper" forum using phpBB or another software. proboards.com might have some privacy issues reading the terms. If a few others help out I think funding can be made available.

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