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These release notes  describe system requirements, installation instructions,
and known issues for [% rnote.name %].
These notes are updated when we receive feedback, so please check back
for new information.
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<div class="important">
  <strong class="very-strong shout">Warning!</strong> The SeaMonkey version
  descibed on this page is an outdated testing-only preview of
  the next generation of our Internet suite. Please test a
  <a href="../[% betaversion %]">newer preview version</a> instead of this one.
  <br>For daily use, we strongly advise you to download the
  <a href="../">current stable release</a> instead.
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<ul class="toc">
  <li><a href="#new">What's New in [% rnote.name %]</a></li>
  <li><a href="#download">Downloading</a></li>
  <li><a href="#install">System Requirements, Installation and Uninstallation</a></li>
  <li><a href="#addons">Extensions and Themes</a></li>
  <li><a href="#issues">Known Issues</a></li>
  <li><a href="#troubleshooting">Troubleshooting</a></li>
  <li><a href="#faq">Frequently Asked Questions</a></li>
  <li><a href="#resources">Other Resources and Links</a></li>
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<h2 id="new">What's New in [% rnote.name %]</h2>
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<p>
[% rnote.name %] contains the following major changes relative to
<a href="../seamonkey[% rnote.relativeto.version %]/#new">[% rnote.relativeto.name %]</a>:
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<ul>
  <li>New Add-ons manager.</li>
  <li>Drag URL/file to/from SeaMonkey's Download Manager (copy/move to desktop/folder).</li>
  <li>Save multiple messages as individual files in directory.</li>
  <li>Make Search, Folder Location and Views widgets for MailNews customizable toolbars.</li>
  <li>WebM video is now supported for HTML5 &lt;video&gt; tag.</li>
  <li>View source is now consistently taken from the platform and appearing in a SeaMonkey look and feel across all invocations.</li>
  <li>Loading the URL <code>about:memory</code> now shows how much memory is used by different parts of SeaMonkey.</li>
  <li>SeaMonkey now supports a lot of the same tabbrowser API as Firefox.</li>
  <li>Search and Go buttons widgets for Browser are now customizable.</li>
  <li>The feed preview UI and the Helper Applications preferences can now detect the system's default feed reader and use it.</li>
  <li><a href="http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#network">HTML5 Websockets</a> are now available to website authors.</li>
</ul>
<p>
See the <a href="http://smtt.blogspot.com/2010/07/21-alpha-2-roundup.html">SeaMonkey
Trunk Tracker</a> blog for more details about the changes between those
pre-releases.
<br>The <a href="changes">changes page</a> lists an overview of
<a href="changes#new">new features and fixes</a> relative to our last stable release,
<a href="../seamonkey[% rnote.relativeto.stable.version %]/">[% rnote.relativeto.stable.name %]</a>.
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<h2 id="download">Downloading</h2>
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The SeaMonkey project provides official versions of [% rnote.name %] for
Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X in US English and experimental language packs for
a small variety of other languages. Community volunteers are also contributing
builds for other platforms. You can <a href="../[% rnote.version %]">download
[% rnote.name %] here</a>.
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<h2 id="install">System Requirements, Installation and Uninstallation</h2>
<div class="section">
Before installing, make sure your computer meets the
<a href="../../doc/2.1/system-requirements">system requirements</a>.
[% rnote.name %] will offer to migrate your data from SeaMonkey 1.x
or Mozilla 1.x at the first start after installation.
You can find more details about installation, profile data and uninstallation
in our <a href="../../doc/2.1/install-and-uninstall">install and uninstall</a>
document.
<div class="important">
As this is a developer preview, install it in a different location and use a
different profile if you want to make sure it doesn't affect your existing
SeaMonkey 2.0 installation.
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<h2 id="addons">Extensions and Themes</h2>
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Extensions installed under SeaMonkey 1.x are not migrated to SeaMonkey 2, and
may not be compatible for reinstalling in this version due to major changes in
our architecture. Please report any issues to the maintainer of the extension.
Extensions and Themes for [% rnote.name %] can be installed from the
<a href="https://addons.mozilla.org/seamonkey/">SeaMonkey Add-Ons</a> website
or the &quot;Get Add-Ons&quot; section in the Add-Ons manager.
</div>

<h2 id="issues">Known Issues</h2>
<div class="section">
This list covers some of the known problems with [% rnote.name %].
Please read this before reporting any new bugs.
<ul>
  <li>Adding images to an HTML message or document by pasting or drag and drop
    doesn't work. (<a
      href="https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=572637">Bug 572637</a>)</li>
  <li>Messages composed in HTML mode add an extra space in the beginning when
    sent in plain text. (<a
      href="https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=564737">Bug 564737</a>)<br>
    Workaround: Compose plain-text messages in plain-text mode.</li>
</ul>
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<h2 id="troubleshooting">Troubleshooting</h2>
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<ul>
  <li>
    Some anti-virus software keeps detecting our installers as containing a
    "Trojan" or "Downloader". This is a false positive and is some wrong
    detection mechanism in the anti-virus software. The code in question is
    actually from 7zip and decompresses the installer so that it's contents can
    run and install SeaMonkey. That technology is widely used and probably can
    be used to compress bad as well as good software, but the 7zip code itself
    is perfectly sane. Mozilla scans all our files routinely when putting them
    on the FTP server and we assure you that our installers are as clean as the
    official Firefox downloads that are scanned by the same mechanisms.
  </li>
  <li>
    Poorly designed or incompatible extensions can cause problems with
    SeaMonkey, including make it crash, slow down page display, etc.
    If you encounter strange problems relating to parts of SeaMonkey no longer
    working, the browser not starting, windows with strange or distorted
    appearance, degraded performance, etc, you may be suffering from Extension
    or Theme trouble.
    Restart SeaMonkey in Safe Mode. On Windows, start using the "Safe Mode"
    shortcut created in your Start menu or by running
    <code>seamonkey.exe -safe-mode</code>. On Linux, start with
    <code>./seamonkey -safe-mode</code> and on Mac&nbsp;OS&nbsp;X, run:
    <p><code>
       cd /Applications/SeaMonkey.app/Contents/MacOS/<br>
       ./seamonkey-bin -safe-mode
    </code></p>
    When started in Safe Mode all extensions are disabled and the Default theme
    is used. Disable the Extension/Theme that is causing trouble and then start
    normally.
  </li>
  <li>
    If you uninstall an extension that is installed with your user profile
    (i.e. you installed it from a Web page) and then wish to install it for all
    user profiles using the -install-global-extension command line flag, you
    must restart SeaMonkey once to cleanse the profile extensions datasource of
    traces of that extension before installing with the switch. If you do not do
    this you may end up with a jammed entry in the Extensions list and will be
    unable to install the extension globally.
  </li>
  <li>
    If you encounter strange problems relating to bookmarks, downloads, window
    placement, toolbars, history, or other settings, it is recommended that you
    try creating a new profile and attempting to reproduce the problem before
    filing bugs. Create a new profile by running SeaMonkey with the -P command
    line argument, choose the "Manage Profiles" button and then choose "Create
    Profile...". Migrate your settings files (Bookmarks, Saved Passwords, etc)
    over one by one, checking each time to see if the problems resurface. If you
    do find a particular profile data file is causing a problem, file a bug and
    attach the file.
  </li>
</ul>
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<h2 id="faq">Frequently Asked Questions</h2>
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  <dt>What can I do to help?
    <dd>
    We need help from developers and the testing community to provide as much
    feedback as possible to make SeaMonkey even better. Please read these notes
    and the <a href="http://developer.mozilla.org/en/Bug_writing_guidelines">bug
    filing instructions</a> before reporting any bugs to
    <a href="https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/">Bugzilla</a>. You can also give us
    your feedback through this <a href="http://feedback.mozilla.org/">feedback
    form</a>.
    </dd>
  </dt>

  <dt>Why haven't you responded to the mail I sent you?
    <dd>
    Use the <a href="http://groups.google.com/group/mozilla.support.seamonkey/topics">newsgroup</a>.
    The SeaMonkey team reads it regularly, and your email may have gotten lost.
    </dd>
  </dt>

  <dt>Where can I get extensions and themes (add-ons)?
    <dd>
    <a href="https://addons.mozilla.org/seamonkey/extensions/">Extensions</a>
    and <a href="https://addons.mozilla.org/seamonkey/themes/">Themes</a> can be
    downloaded from <a href="https://addons.mozilla.org/seamonkey/">SeaMonkey
    Add-ons</a>.
    </dd>
  </dt>

  <dt>Who makes SeaMonkey?
    <dd>
    Lots of people. See Help-&gt;About Mozilla SeaMonkey, contributors for a
    list of some of the people who have contributed to Mozilla and SeaMonkey.
    </dd>
  </dt>

  <dt>Where's the [% rnote.name %] source code?
    <dd>
    A tarball of the [% rnote.name %] source code is available at the
    <a href="../[% rnote.version %]#source">download page</a>.
    The latest development code can be obtained from the
    <a href="http://developer.mozilla.org/en/Comm-central_source_code_(Mercurial)">source
    repository</a>.
    SeaMonkey-specific source is in the "suite" directory. Please follow the
    <a href="http://developer.mozilla.org/en/docs/Build_Documentation">build
    instructions</a>.
    </dd>
  </dt>
</dl>
</div>

<h2 id="resources">Other Resources and Links</h2>
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The following resources contain useful information about [% rnote.name %]:
<ul>
<li><a href="../../doc/">SeaMonkey Documentation &amp; Help</a></li>
<li><a href="http://kb.mozillazine.org/">MozillaZine Knowledge Base</a></li>
<li><a href="https://wiki.mozilla.org/SeaMonkey:New_for_2.0">&quot;New for
  2.0&quot; wiki page</a></li>
<li><a href="http://developer.mozilla.org/En/Extensions_support_in_SeaMonkey_2">For
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