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Post Posted February 12th, 2018, 11:51 pm

Hey everyone,

What are the differences between SeaMonkey and Firefox? What can I do to also help the SeaMonkey project?

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Post Posted February 13th, 2018, 6:23 am

SeaMonkey is a suite which includes not only the browser (quite similar to Firefox) but also an email component and an HTML editor. You could download SeaMonkey Portable and test it out without risk or cost.

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Post Posted February 13th, 2018, 6:39 am

Seamonkey's interface is sane, and not likely to change just as you get used to the last change made. That's the biggest difference.

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Post Posted February 13th, 2018, 9:55 am

> What are the differences between SeaMonkey and Firefox?

- Direct successor of the Netscape Suite.
- Maintained by the SeaMonkey Project not Mozilla.
- Short on resources and manpower :) 5 to 10 regular contributors for SeaMonkey vs. x+x for Firefox.
- Evolution instead of revolution.
- Shares much code for mail and news with Thunderbird.
- No mobile version

> What can I do to also help the SeaMonkey project?

Donate or even better put up a build environment and start fixing bugs.
You receive/get/have/encounter:
- A guaranteed target rich environment.
- No pay.
- Impatient users
- Gecko devs which regularly break things and in some cases not caring one iota about TB or SM.
- Less free time.

and the satisfaction that even an outdated SeaMonkey is still the best!

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Post Posted February 13th, 2018, 10:24 am

@DanRaisch @LordoftheBoredThanks, @frg does SeaMonkey have a Nightly version?

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Post Posted February 13th, 2018, 10:59 am

Yes but currently more a doorstopper:

https://archive.mozilla.org/pub/seamonk ... y/2018/02/

Browser works more or less. But our "friends" at Mozilla decided to remove XUL templates on short notice so no mail, no news, no help and no sidebar. Bookmarks Manager is broken too but I am almost done porting the Firefox Library.

Most breakers are here but there are others:
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1433370

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Post Posted February 13th, 2018, 12:14 pm

tomatoshadow2 wrote:@DanRaisch @LordoftheBoredThanks, @frg does SeaMonkey have a Nightly version?

There are nightlies, but I found Tinderbox builds more stable and closer to the releases. Nightlies these days seem to be alpha builds.

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