author Ian Neal <>
Sat, 14 Nov 2020 13:51:07 +0000
changeset 1448 dec7612de46bb152255457b18997a3811a3b0c78
parent 1090 5081ce1b174255956943336f26f83399161e49c7
permissions -rw-r--r--
Bug 1677306 - Update SeaMonkey website for final release. r=frg

[%- mypath = "${}"|replace('[^\/]*$','') -%]
[%- PROCESS "${mypath}/relnote.var" -%]
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN" "">
<html lang="en">

<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Language" content="en">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Style-Type" content="text/css">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Script-Type" content="text/javascript">

<link rel="top" href="../../" title="SeaMonkey Project">
<link rel="up" href="../" title="SeaMonkey Releases">

<title>[% %]</title>
<h1>[% %]</h1>

<div class="key-point">
These release notes  describe system requirements, installation instructions,
and known issues for [% %].
These notes are updated when we receive feedback, so please check back
for new information.

<ul class="toc">
  <li><a href="#new">What's New in [% %]</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>

<h2 id="new">What's New in [% %]</h2>
<div class="section">
[% %] contains the following noteworthy changes relative to
<a href="../seamonkey[% rnote.relativeto.version %]/#new">[% %]</a>:
  <li>A problem with freezes entering addresses in email compose is now
    fixed, but OE Contacts are not used for autocompleting addresses right now. (<a
      href="">Bug 535528</a>)</li>
  <li>A problem with NTLM authentication was fixed.</li>
The <a href="changes">changes page</a> lists more details on those
<a href="changes#new">new features and fixes</a> relative to
<a href="../seamonkey[% rnote.relativeto.stable.version %]/#new">[% %]</a>.

<h2 id="download">Downloading</h2>
<div class="section">
The SeaMonkey project provides official versions of [% %] for
Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X in US English and other languages. Community
volunteers are also contributing builds for other platforms. You can
<a href="../">download [% %] here</a>.

<h2 id="install">System Requirements, Installation and Uninstallation</h2>
<div class="section">
Before installing, make sure your computer meets the
<a href="../../doc/2.0/system-requirements">system requirements</a>.
[% %] 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/2.0/install-and-uninstall">install and uninstall</a>

<h2 id="addons">Extensions and Themes</h2>
<div class="section">
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 [% %] can be installed from the
<a href="">SeaMonkey Add-Ons</a> website
or the &quot;Get Add-Ons&quot; section in the Add-Ons manager.

<h2 id="issues">Known Issues</h2>
<div class="section">
This list covers some of the known problems with [% %].
Please read this before reporting any new bugs.
  <li>Installing [% %] into the same location where a 1.x version of
    SeaMonkey is installed will result in a non-working installation. Either
    install [% %] to a different location - for example the default
    installation location as given by the installer - or un-install the older
    version of SeaMonkey first. (<a
      href="">Bug 526202</a>)</li>
  <li>Only one profile from SeaMonkey 1.x is migrated to [% %]
    automatically (<a
      href="">Bug 383006</a>)<br>
    Workaround: Manually start migration as
    <a href="">described
    in the knowledge base</a>.</li>
  <li>Settings for the Outgoing Server (SMTP) are now applied stricter. An
    error is reported if "Use name and password" is set but not requested by
    the server, or if "Use secure authentication" is set but not offered by the
    server. Thus, SMTP settings which worked with SeaMonkey 1.x may prompt an
    error in 2.0 and need to be adjusted in the Account Settings. (<a
      href="">Bug 524868</a>)</li>
  <li>MailNews account password prompts are no longer serial at startup (<a
      href="">Bug 338549</a>)<br>
    Workaround: If a Master Password is set and you saved your login
    credentials, only one prompt will appear at startup. You can disable this
    new behavior by setting <tt>signon.startup.prompt</tt> to false in
  <li>For some Windows users, cutting or copying text, links, whatever from
    anywhere in [% %] does not appear to place the cut or copied
    text in the Clipboard. Some reports say that "McAfee SiteAdviser Service"
    might be responsible and completely deleting or shutting down this service
    might fix the problem. (<a
      href="">Bug 525601</a>)</li>
  <li>Profile Roaming is not working any more (<a
      href="">Bug 378647</a>)</li>
  <li>"Turbo mode" (quick launch), including the tray icon, has been removed (<a
      href="">Bug 361682</a>)</li>
  <li>Splash screen support (was shown by default on Windows) has been removed
    due to not being implemented in the new toolkit (<a
      href="">Bug 329742</a>)</li>
  <li>Download manager sometimes uses high amounts of CPU time with multiple
    downloads active or in the list
    (<a href="">Bug

<h2 id="troubleshooting">Troubleshooting</h2>
<div class="section">
    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 7-Zip and decompresses the installer so that its 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 7-Zip code itself
    is perfectly safe. 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.
    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:
       cd /Applications/<br>
       ./seamonkey-bin -safe-mode
    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
    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.
    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.

<h2 id="faq">Frequently Asked Questions</h2>
<div class="section">
  <dt>What can I do to help?
    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="">bug
    filing instructions</a> before reporting any bugs to
    <a href="">Bugzilla</a>. You can also give us
    your feedback through this <a href="">feedback

  <dt>Why haven't you responded to the mail I sent you?
    Use the <a href="">newsgroup</a>.
    The SeaMonkey team reads it regularly, and your email may have gotten lost.

  <dt>Where can I get extensions and themes (add-ons)?
    <a href="">Extensions</a>
    and <a href="">Themes</a> can be
    downloaded from <a href="">SeaMonkey

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

  <dt>Where's the [% %] source code?
    A tarball of the [% %] source code is available at the
    <a href="../#source">download page</a>.
    The latest development code can be obtained from the
    <a href="">source
    SeaMonkey-specific source is in the "suite" directory. Please follow the
    <a href="">build

<h2 id="resources">Other Resources and Links</h2>
<div class="section">
The following resources contain useful information about [% %]:
<li><a href="../../doc/">SeaMonkey Documentation &amp; Help</a></li>
<li><a href="">MozillaZine Knowledge Base</a></li>
<li><a href="">&quot;New for
  2.0&quot; wiki page</a></li>
<li><a href="">For
  extension developers</a></li>