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Friday May 21st, 2004

A new branch has been created for Mozilla Firefox and Mozilla Thunderbird. The new branch, forked from the existing 1.7 branch, will be used for all future milestone releases of Firefox and Thunderbird until the 1.0 versions. Read the full article for more details from Benjamin Smedberg.

#8 SeaMonkey not used much anymore???????

by pkb351 <>

Friday May 21st, 2004 6:56 PM

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"One final thing: why the hell is work still going on in SeaMonkey? I doubt that is used very much anymore and with it being EOLed soon, there is a stupid amount of work that will more or less be wasted."

In case you haven't heard: AOL/Netscapehave renewed interest in Seamonkey and plan soon to produce a release of the suite branded as Netscape 7.2. Maybe they are tired of relying on I.E. as the basis to build their AOL browser since IE is so out of date. (IE has not had a significant update in several years.)

How do you know that SeaMonkey "is [not] used very much anymore"? You might come to this conclusion if you only hangout and read in the ThunderBird/FireBird forums at MozillaZine. If you also read the Mozilla Forum at MozillaZine you would know that there is a significant number of users who prefer the Seamonkey suite to the seperate applications ThunderBird/FireBird. Check out the form link below. In this thread users explain why they prefer Seamonkey to seperate applications.


here are a few of the reasons I prefer the suite: too many features have been stripped from the seperate applications. Too may preferences settings have been left out (and "about:config" is a very poor replacement for a well designs set of preference panels). I prefer using the sidebar in Mozilla/Seamonkey for bookmarks/history/searching using multiple search engines at the same time. A claim that Seamonkey is slow compared to FireBird: It is not slow on my Mac. I'm on bradband cable and sites pop up almost as soon as I click on a link. (I have not used SeaMonkey on dialup. Maybe Seamonkey is slow on dialup compared to FireBird--but as more users move to broadband dialup performance becomes less important.)

I also prefer the close integration between browser and mail and while browsing to not have to have another application open so I can be notified when an email arrives.

I hope now that AOL/Netscape has renewed its interest in Mozilla/SeaMonkey that the decision to EOL SeaMonkey will be reconsidered. I personally find the SeaMonkey suite superior in many ways to the seperate applications and SeaMonkey performs as well or better for me then the ThunderBird/FireBird combo.

Some prefer the seperate applications ('Birds") while others prefer the SeaMonkey suite. But I do disagree with you that "that [SeaMonkey] is [not] used very much anymore."