Bug 1638767 - Update release notes for 2.53.3 Beta release. r=IanN
authorFrank-Rainer Grahl <frgrahl@gmx.net>
Tue, 09 Jun 2020 03:22:10 +0200
changeset 1429 8746ce94c8c72185a39cd00d5ddc67bf3b82dc92
parent 1428 75c74f53edb6d9979e096f138aa3c04d33127c33
child 1430 33a1db20a8ebdc4ace7ef9a7529d0f5228b43d84
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Bug 1638767 - Update release notes for 2.53.3 Beta release. r=IanN
src/releases/seamonkey2.53.3/index.en.html
--- a/src/releases/seamonkey2.53.3/index.en.html
+++ b/src/releases/seamonkey2.53.3/index.en.html
@@ -47,16 +47,23 @@ Due to changes in the user profile, if y
 have to remove it <b>before</b> upgrading to [% rnote.basename %]. After a
 successful upgrade, don't forget to manually remove the files key3.db and cert8.db
 in your profile afterwards, as they include credentials and passwords no longer
 protected by a master password. You can find the path to your profile folder
 entering the special <b>about:support</b> URL in a SeaMonkey browser window.
 <br>You can remove you master password by providing an empty password in the
 "Change Master Password" dialog. <b>Do not use the "Reset Password" function.
 You will lose all stored passwords this way.</b>
+<br>
+<b>If you have a SeaMonkey 2.53.1 or 2.53.2 language pack installed you need to
+disable it before upgrading to this version.</b> These language pack versions
+were marked to be compatible with all Seamonkey 2.53.x releases and cause
+breakage when used with a different version. You can then install one of the
+provided 2.53.3 language packs from the download section after installation of
+the base product.
 </p>
 </div>
 
 <div class="key-point">
 <p>
 For [% rnote.basename %], the following extensions are included.
 <ul>
   <li>ChatZilla</li>
@@ -92,34 +99,41 @@ for new information.
   <li>It is now possible to customize the toolbars in Composer and the
     formatting toolbar in Mailnews composition.
   </li>
   <li>All folders of an account can now be marked as read.
   </li>
   <li>There is now an option for not advertizing SeaMonkey at all in the user
     agent.
   </li>
-  <li>Expose preference for hiding grippies.
+  <li>The preference for hiding the toolbar and menubar grippies can now be
+    changed from "Preferences->Appearance".
   </li>
   <li>Change default to not autohide tab bar when there is only one tab in a
     window.
   </li>
   <li>Update of help page content and links.
   </li>
-  <li>Old langpacks are now disabled as part of the profile upgrade following
-   the installation of a new version.
+  <li>SeaMonkey language packs are now version specific and will be disabled
+    as part of the profile upgrade following the installation of a later
+    version.
   </li>
   <li>Search Engines have been centralized and updated in
     <a href="https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1300198">bug 1300198</a>.
   </li>
   <li>Address book now has updated IM fields, improved layout for card view
     pane, improved multi-word search, ability to search across multiple
     address books, more granular prompts when deleting items, print on the
     context menus and print button on the toolbar.
   </li>
+  <li>Multimedia support has been updated in preparation of supporting more
+    audio video formats in the next releases. For enhanced security the Rust
+    multimedia parser is now used for this and the libstagefright package has
+    been removed.
+  </li>
 </ul>
 
 <p>
 [% rnote.basename %] contains (among other changes) the following major changes relative to
 <a href="../seamonkey[% rnote.relativeto.stable.version %]/#new">[% rnote.relativeto.stable.name %]</a>:
 </p>
 
 <ul>
@@ -134,16 +148,19 @@ for new information.
     the upgrade.
   </li>
   <li>The layout panel was added to the CSS Grid tools.
   </li>
   <li>TLS 1.3 is the default SSL version now.
   </li>
   <li>The only NPAPI plugin which will work with [% rnote.basename %] is Flash.
     Support for other NPAPI plugins like Java and Silverlight has been removed.
+    For displaying pdf files in the browser you can use
+    <a href="https://github.com/IsaacSchemm/pdf.js-seamonkey/releases/"> pdf.js-seamonkey</a>
+    from Isaac Schemm.
   </li>
   <li>SeaMonkey now uses a new api for formatting regional data like time and
     date. Default is to use the application locale of the current SeaMonkey
     build. If you use a language pack or a different OS formatting this is
     usually not desired. You can change the formatting from the application
     locale to the regional settings locale (OS) in the preferences dialog under
     "Appearance".
   </li>
@@ -155,17 +172,17 @@ for new information.
 </p>
 <p>
 [% rnote.basename %] shares most parts of the mail and news code with Thunderbird.
 Please read the
 <a href="https://www.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/[% changes.tb.tm %]/releasenotes/">Thunderbird [% changes.tb.tm %] release notes</a> for
 specific changes and security fixes in this release.
 </p>
 <p>
-Additional important security fixes up to Current Firefox 74 and a few
+Additional important security fixes up to Current Firefox 77 and a few
 enhancements have been backported. We will continue to enhance SeaMonkey
 security in subsequent 2.53.x beta and release versions as fast as we are
 able to.
 </p>
 <h3>SeaMonkey-specific changes</h3>
 <ul>
   <li>SeaMonkey now uses gtk3 on Linux. If you experience a problem because of
   this please file a bug and link it to
@@ -277,20 +294,16 @@ Please read this before reporting any ne
     href="https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1619108">bug 1619108</a>
   </li>
 
   <li>SeaMonkey will not start under Linux if you downloaded the wrong package.
     <br>We are providing x86 and x64 versions of SeaMonkey for Linux.
     For newer distributions you probably need the Linux x64 version.
   </li>
 
-  <li>Previous versions of Language Packs should be removed or disabled
-    otherwise XML errors will be shown instead of parts of the application.
-  </li>
-
   <li>Lightning or one of the distributed extensions is not showing up or is
     disabled under Add-ons.
     <br> If the extension is disabled and can not be enabled deinstall it. If
     it does not show up after restart do the following:
     <ul>
       <li>Enter "about:config" in the location bar.</li>
       <li>Enter "extensions.installedDistroAddon" in the search field.</li>
       <li>Reset the key of the extension not showing up using the popup menu
@@ -356,17 +369,17 @@ Please read this before reporting any ne
   </li>
   <li>The Remember Passwords add-on breaks password handling. Please disable
     or uninstall this add-on using the Add-ons Manager.
   </li>
   <li>You cannot set up a new Sync account or pair a device anymore (<a
     href="https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=998807">bug 998807</a>).
   </li>
   <li><strong>Data loss warning:</strong> If you use a profile with this or
-    any later version and then try to go back to SeaMonkey 2.49 or earlier,
+    any later version and then try to go back to SeaMonkey 2.49.5 or earlier,
     SeaMonkey will rename your bookmarks and history file to
     places.sqlite.corrupt and create a new places.sqlite file, effectively
     resetting your browsing history. This is because the internal format
     changed and the upgrade process only works in one direction.
     Additionally, running MailNews with local folders and POP3 mail filters may
     produce summary files that are not correctly read by previous versions of
     SeaMonkey. If you decide to go back to a previous version of SeaMonkey, you
     should do it from a profile backup only.