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hikerbiker
 
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Post Posted July 17th, 2012, 1:04 pm

I'll use this thread to provide updates as to new releases progress etc on SeaMonkey for PPC


Check here for the latest updates https://code.google.com/p/seamonkey-ppc/downloads/list


Spread the word and dust off those PPC laptops/desktops.

hikerbiker
 
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Post Posted August 13th, 2012, 5:08 pm

I have 2.12b4

I have an Aurora build 2.13a2

and of course

2.11

https://code.google.com/p/seamonkey-ppc/downloads/list

Personally I'm using 2.12b4 fro my everyday use - it seems faster than 2.11 but I have no numbers to prove that.

Enjoy

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Post Posted August 28th, 2012, 12:29 pm

SeaMonkey 2.12 for PPC is available as of 8/28/2012

https://code.google.com/p/seamonkey-ppc/downloads/list

Thanks


Get those PPCs out of the closet and online !

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Post Posted September 10th, 2012, 11:34 pm


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Post Posted December 14th, 2012, 8:53 am

2.14.1 is available for your browsing pleasure

and if you're up for it give 2.15b4 a whirl as well !


https://code.google.com/p/seamonkey-ppc/downloads/list


ps - I was apparently banned from the message boards here - hmmmm - but followed directions, cleared the cookies and i'm in again - don't know what i did but ...

pps - why did the official SeaMonkey site decide not to list other Mozilla-related project such as this under alternative builds ?

Philip Chee

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Post Posted December 15th, 2012, 5:45 am

hikerbiker wrote:pps - why did the official SeaMonkey site decide not to list other Mozilla-related project such as this under alternative builds ?

http://www.seamonkey-project.org/releases/#old_unofficial
There are however independent projects that continue to support some of these platforms. To learn more, see Latest Releases for Legacy Platforms

http://www.seamonkey-project.org/releases/legacy
Third-Party Projects
There are some legacy platforms that we do not support anymore but for which other projects provide builds that share the same code base as SeaMonkey, Firefox and Thunderbird.

Phil

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Post Posted December 15th, 2012, 9:52 am

Have others with slow G4s noticed that after a few hours SeaMonkey-ppc web browser becomes painfully slow?

I no longer find it practical on my 733 MHz G4+ tower with OS X 10.5.8.

This is a pity as I prefer its mail client to Thunderbird 3.1.20.

I have returned to Thunderbird as it is not possible to use SM for mail only - it will only open links in emails in its own browser.

Links:

1 - http://links.zero.eu.org/seamonkey/

2 - https://code.google.com/p/seamonkey-ppc ... etail?id=9

3 - viewtopic.php?f=40&t=2626319

4 - viewtopic.php?f=40&t=2438561

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Post Posted December 15th, 2012, 10:47 am

Philip

Sorry, whathat i meant was per the issues raised in viewtopic.php?f=42&t=2527655 Posted on Sep Tue 4th 2012 12:46am and https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=788543


If you folks would bring http://www.seamonkey-project.org/releases/legacy forward onto the main page http://www.seamonkey-project.org/releas ... unofficial alongside other official unsupported builds

( for example on http://www.seamonkey-project.org/releas ... unofficial )

Contributed builds (other platforms)
Note: These are unofficial builds and may be configured differently than the official SeaMonkey builds. Please read their "readme" files for further information

Linux/x86_64
Linux/x86_64 .tar.bz2 (readme) (MD5 sum) (SHA1 sum)


then SeaMonkey, TenFourFox, TenFourBird and possibly any others would have visibility.


Basically what I'm getting at is that for ultimate visibility why not put Legacy Platforms under "Contributed builds (other platforms) " ? Are the legacy platforms not just a flavor of "other platforms" which you don't support either ?

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Post Posted December 16th, 2012, 5:54 am

hikerbiker wrote:Basically what I'm getting at is that for ultimate visibility why not put Legacy Platforms under "Contributed builds (other platforms) " ? Are the legacy platforms not just a flavor of "other platforms" which you don't support either ?
The SeaMonkey developer team discussed this several times. We could not reach an agreement to make this page more visible as some members were not in favour of doing this. I tried to push the issue for a while but unfortunately I couldn't get any traction. Sorry about this.

Phil

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Post Posted December 16th, 2012, 11:46 am

I don't understand the distinction between the PPC platforms under Mac OS X 10.4 or 10.4 vs the Linux x86_64 that they do allow.

If it doesn't get built by Mozilla they should treat it as an outcast as well.


It seems Legacy references are gone altogether now http://www.seamonkey-project.org/releases/2.15b4


Anyway whatever .....


Thanks for all your efforts
Mozilla may have left the PPC behind but I haven't

Get SeaMonkey for your PowerPC Mac at http://code.google.com/p/seamonkey-ppc/

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Post Posted January 10th, 2013, 12:54 pm

If you miss having access to the QuickTime plugin since it was busted in the transition from 2.14.1 to 2.15 then check out the latest 2.15 for PPC - it's back in and maybe even resurrects any other QuickDraw based plugins

download seamonkey-ppc-2.15bQTplugin.app.zip

https://code.google.com/p/seamonkey-ppc/downloads/list


Compiling 2.15 release as I type.

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Post Posted January 10th, 2013, 10:34 pm

SeaMonkey 2.15 Release is now AVAILABLE


If you miss having access to the QuickTime plugin since it was busted in the transition from 2.14.1 to 2.15 then check out the latest 2.15 for PPC - it's back in the browser and any other QuickDraw based plugin is probably now usable.

download seamonkey-ppc-2.15.app.zip

https://code.google.com/p/seamonkey-ppc/downloads/list

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Post Posted January 17th, 2013, 8:47 am

2.16b1 is available

so far so good - i think i'll be using this as my primary browser for now

https://code.google.com/p/seamonkey-ppc/downloads/list

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