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Post Posted March 14th, 2016, 2:20 pm

Finally, with quite a bit of delay due to build- and release-system issues, 2.40 is now available for all platforms.

Official announcement and release notes:
Security fixes:
  • The list of known vulnerabilities hasn't been updated for SeaMonkey 2.40 yet, but it should contain at least all core fixes up to Firefox 43.0.

Note: There are still issues with the automated updates. If you are on an older version and don't get an update offered even with Help > Check for Updates, please download a fresh installer from http://www.seamonkey-project.org/ and run it to install 2.40 from scratch. All of your setting and messages should not be affected.
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Post Posted March 14th, 2016, 2:58 pm

rsx11m wrote:Finally, with quite a bit of delay due to build- and release-system issues, 2.40 is now available for all platforms.

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    Ewong - Blog SeaMonkey-Project wrote:
    Yes! SeaMonkey 2.40 is out.

    Greetings,

    After so long a delay, for which we apologize, the SeaMonkey
    Project is pleased to announce the release of SeaMonkey 2.40!

    Please note that the website information, while updated for
    2.40, still requires a bit more work.

    We cannot repeat this enough. Thank you everyone for your
    patience with us. This very long delay due to infrastructure
    and resource issues has been very trying on a lot of people.

    It has been a very tough release. I think it's the
    toughest one I've done. However, this isn't to say that
    I did this alone. Kudos go to a lot of people, particularly
    the guys/gals in Mozilla's IT and RelEng dept.

    I particularly want to thank Nick Thomas for his sheer
    brilliant idea that helped me unhork the partial mar upload
    script as well as pointing out the necessary changes
    to migrate off FTP to S3.

    Thanks to Jens Hatlak for taking the time to do the Website
    patch. (Really, sorry for the delay.)

    Also, thanks to Justin Wood for giving me this opportunity
    to work out the problems myself. If you all take a look
    at bug 1233615, I think I rivaled the mess I did with
    the GTK bug (conveniently forgotten the # :P ). The
    repo changes I made... oh boy. Only time will heal
    the mess^H^H^H^H wounds. ;P

    Anyway, most of all, thanks to all the users out there
    for hanging on to this project. The words of encouragement
    (especially during the broken-hand period) definitely gave
    me a boost of energy.

    Oh. Before I forget and in the light of being transparent,
    there is a chance I might have goofed something up, especially
    during the 2.39 Win32 builds as well as the 2.40 builds and
    also the partial mar and complete mar updates. I hope I
    didn't screw things up too much, if at all (here's hoping).
    Please do post here on your findings.


    Anyway, thanks again.


    :ewong





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Post Posted March 14th, 2016, 4:06 pm

Hallelujah!

It must be a miracle, I spelled that right my first try.

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Post Posted March 14th, 2016, 5:36 pm

:-).
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Post Posted March 14th, 2016, 8:15 pm

Addendum for OpenSUSE users: They have published 2.40 in their distros for quite a while already. Since they ship certain core libraries like NSS and NSPR as separate packages, SeaMonkey benefits from the most recent Firefox update, using NSS 3.21.1 rather than 3.20.1 and NSPR 4.12 rather than 4.10.10; this means that a couple of additional security fixes from those libraries (e.g., MFSA 2015-150, MFSA 2016-07, MFSA 2016-35) should be covered already in SM 2.40 ahead of the 2.42 release. 8-)

You can check the current version of those libraries at the bottom of the Help > Troubleshooting page.

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Post Posted March 15th, 2016, 6:09 am

The only obvious user-visible change so far is the new "busy" cursor when a new page is loading.

Also Youtube video are HTML5 now instead of Flash-powered in 2.39/Linux. 2.39/Windows already sported HTML5 videos but under it Linux was different.
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Post Posted March 15th, 2016, 8:05 am

I have to download manually because check for updates doesn't work when I try in 3.39. Always tells me, no update available.

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Post Posted March 15th, 2016, 5:10 pm

Yes, there still is an issue with the updates, ewong is working on it.

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Post Posted March 16th, 2016, 7:28 am

Security updates are very welcome!
Thanks to all.

Driving along as fast as ever in tahrpup 6.0.5 - original pet a few versions ago from official repo, no package tweaks.
No problems applying the update.

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Post Posted March 16th, 2016, 8:37 am

PARTY TIME! :bday:
KUDOS to ALL at the SeaMonkey project. :)
It was well worth the wait. :D

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Post Posted March 16th, 2016, 4:31 pm

Ewong and all who suffered through the new system, server and slow to little help from Mozilla. You done good. Very much appreciated.

Just luv my SeaMonkey (with Early Blue) and so happy to have this release.
-N-

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Post Posted March 19th, 2016, 7:29 am

rsx11m wrote:.... Since they ship certain core libraries like NSS and NSPR as separate packages, SeaMonkey benefits from the most recent Firefox update, using NSS 3.21.1 rather than 3.20.1 and NSPR 4.12 rather than 4.10.10; this means that a couple of additional security fixes from those libraries (e.g., MFSA 2015-150, MFSA 2016-07, MFSA 2016-35) should be covered already in SM 2.40 ahead of the 2.42 release. 8-)

You can check the current version of those libraries at the bottom of the Help > Troubleshooting page.

    NSS 3.22.1 & NSPR 4.12 in SeaMonkey 2.40 x86_64 Archlinux Image


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Post Posted March 19th, 2016, 11:04 am

It is now 19-March-2016.

It has been a decent 5-days since version 2.40 has released.

However, my version 2.39 is still not getting any indication that version 2.40 is available. When using the "Check for Updates" menu feature it continues to say that there are no updates.

Have the issues with the download server and auto-updating functions been resolved as yet?

Should I just download the version as linked here (and elsewhere) and install it over my current version 2.39? I don't want to loose anything.

I'm running Windows 10-64 bit - latest updates in place.

Any other software offering updates are coming through OK so it's not an AV issue.

Thanks

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Post Posted March 19th, 2016, 2:00 pm

Seems that the issue with autoupdate is not resolved yet, so just download the full installer and run it - you will not lose anything.
I did that several times in the past, I did that for 2.39 -> 2.40 and I'm still alive :)

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Post Posted March 19th, 2016, 2:49 pm

Yeah, still the same problem - 2.39 doesn't get the update offered after Mozilla's switch to the S3 servers, I don't see any news or ETA on that.

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