Bug 961290 - Create/Update 2.24 Release Notes
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Bug 961290 - Create/Update 2.24 Release Notes initial version
src/releases/seamonkey2.24/changes.en.html
src/releases/seamonkey2.24/index.en.html
src/releases/seamonkey2.24/relnote.var
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+[%- mypath = "${template.name}"|replace('[^\/]*$','') -%]
+[%- PROCESS "${mypath}/relnote.var" -%]
+<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">
+<html lang="en">
+<head>
+
+<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="[% rnote.name %]">
+
+<title>What's New in [% rnote.basename %]</title>
+</head>
+<body>
+<h1>What's New in [% rnote.basename %]</h1>
+
+<div class="section">
+<p>This document outlines a few of the new features implemented in
+  [% rnote.basename %], important bugfixes and any new problems.
+  Please note that these changes are relative to
+  <a href="../seamonkey[% rnote.relativeto.stable.version %]/">[% rnote.relativeto.stable.name %]</a>.</p>
+</div>
+
+<ul class="toc">
+  <li><a href="#new">New Features and Fixes</a>
+    <ul>
+      <li><a href="#major">Major Changes</a></li>
+      <li><a href="#featuresB1">Features in Beta 1</a></li>
+      <li><a href="#fixesB1">Fixes in Beta 1</a></li>
+    </ul>
+  </li>
+  <!--<li><a href="#issues">New Issues</a></li>-->
+</ul>
+
+<h2 id="new">New Features and Fixes</h2>
+
+<!-- Major -->
+<div class="fieldset">
+<span class="legend" id="major">Major Changes</span>
+<ul>
+  <li>(Details coming soon.)</li>
+</ul>
+</div>
+
+<div class="fieldset">
+<span class="legend" id="featuresB1">Features in Beta 1</span>
+<ul>
+  <li>(Details coming soon.)</li>
+</ul>
+</div>
+
+<div class="fieldset">
+<span class="legend" id="fixesB1">Fixes in Beta 1</span>
+<ul>
+  <li>(Details coming soon.)</li>
+</ul>
+</div>
+
+<p>See <a href="http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/27.0beta/releasenotes/">Firefox
+  27.0 Beta Notes</a> for the corresponding Firefox release.</p>
+
+<!--
+<h2 id="issues">New Issues</h2>
+<ul>
+  <li>TODO</li>
+</ul>
+-->
+
+</body>
+</html>
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+[%- mypath = "${template.name}"|replace('[^\/]*$','') -%]
+[%- PROCESS "${mypath}/relnote.var" -%]
+<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">
+<html lang="en">
+<head>
+
+<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>[% rnote.basename %] Release Notes</title>
+</head>
+<body>
+<h1>[% rnote.basename %]</h1>
+
+<div class="key-point">
+<p>
+These release notes describe system requirements, installation instructions,
+and known issues for [% rnote.basename %] up to/including [% rnote.name %].
+These notes are updated when we receive feedback, so please check back
+for new information.
+</p>
+</div>
+
+<ul class="toc">
+  <li><a href="#new">What's New in [% rnote.basename %]</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 (Add-ons) 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>
+</ul>
+
+<h2 id="new">What's New in [% rnote.basename %]</h2>
+<div class="section">
+<p>
+[% rnote.basename %] contains the following major changes relative to
+<a href="../seamonkey[% rnote.relativeto.version %]/#new">[% rnote.relativeto.name %]</a>:
+</p>
+<h3>SeaMonkey-specific changes</h3>
+<ul>
+  <li>(Details coming soon.)</li>
+  <li>See the <a href="changes">changes page</a> for a more complete overview.</li>
+</ul>
+<h3>Mozilla platform changes</h3>
+<ul>
+  <li>(Details coming soon.)</li>
+  <li>Fixed several stability issues.</li>
+</ul>
+<p>
+The <a href="changes">changes page</a> lists a more detailed 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>.
+Relevant security fixes are listed on
+<a href="http://www.mozilla.org/security/known-vulnerabilities/seamonkey.html">Security Advisories for SeaMonkey</a>.
+</p>
+</div>
+
+<h2 id="download">Downloading</h2>
+<div class="section">
+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>.
+</div>
+
+<h2 id="install">System Requirements, Installation and Uninstallation</h2>
+<div class="section">
+Before installing, make sure your computer meets the
+<a href="../../doc/system-requirements">system requirements</a>.
+[% rnote.name %] will no longer offer to migrate your data from SeaMonkey 1.x
+or Mozilla 1.x at the first start after installation (<a
+href="https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=689437">bug 689437</a>).
+In order to upgrade from such an old version, install the last SeaMonkey 2.0
+release first, do the one-time profile upgrade, uninstall SeaMonkey 2.0 and
+then install your target release (e.g. this one).<br>
+You can find more details about installation, profile data and uninstallation
+in our <a href="../../doc/install-and-uninstall">install and uninstall</a>
+document.
+</div>
+
+<h2 id="addons">Extensions (Add-ons) and Themes</h2>
+<div class="section">
+<p>
+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.<br>
+If you want to check whether your most important add-ons are already
+compatible with the SeaMonkey version to be installed, please refer to the
+<a href="https://wiki.mozilla.org/SeaMonkey/AddonCompat">SeaMonkey Add-ons
+Compatibility Tracking</a> wiki page for an overview.
+</p>
+<p>
+Extensions with binary components such as Lightning, Enigmail and HTML Validator
+only work on certain platforms (e.g. Windows). Furthermore they need to be
+adjusted for each new SeaMonkey release, which also means that an old version of
+such an add-on can break SeaMonkey if you disabled compatibility checking (which
+e.g. happens when you install the Add-on Compatibility Reporter add-on).<br>
+<b>Lightning</b> provides versions compatible with the latest SeaMonkey beta through its
+<em>Development Channel</em> which has an own section at the bottom of the <a
+href="https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/seamonkey/addon/lightning/">Lightning
+add-on page</a>. Other Lightning releases can be found on the <a
+href="https://developer.mozilla.org/en/Calendar/Calendar_Versions">Calendar
+Versions</a> page.<br>
+For <b>Enigmail</b>, please refer to the <a
+href="http://enigmail.mozdev.org/download/nightly.php.html">Enigmail
+Nightly Builds</a> page.<br>
+For <b>HTML Validator</b> you need to check whether the Firefox version that appears
+on SeaMonkey's about: page is listed on the <a
+href="http://users.skynet.be/mgueury/mozilla/download_090.html">0.9x download
+page</a>. Note that only Windows is supported at this time.
+</p>
+</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><strong>Data loss warning:</strong> If you use a profile with this or any later
+    version and then try to go back to SeaMonkey 2.0, SeaMonkey will rename
+    your 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 delete the .msf files for your local folders and POP3 accounts or
+    repair the folders using the folder properties dialog in order to avoid
+    potential data loss.</li>
+  <li>DOM Inspector fails to install in fresh profiles (<a
+    href="https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=888478">bug 888478</a>).
+    Until this is fixed, you can install it from the <a
+    href="https://addons.mozilla.org/seamonkey/addon/dom-inspector-6622/">Add-ons
+    page</a>.</li>
+  <li>After creating a news account through clicking a news URL, the MailNews
+    account wizard may be broken (the account type will always be News). To
+    work around the problem, set the mail.server.serverX.valid pref (where
+    X is the internal number of the corresponding news account) to true in
+    about:config, or delete the invalid news account (<a
+    href="https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=521861">bug 521861</a>).</li>
+  <li>Web pages may appear differently in the MailNews feed reader than in the
+    browser (<a href="https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=662907">bug
+    662907</a>). Workaround: Add a "noscript {display:none}" rule to your
+    <a href="http://kb.mozillazine.org/UserContent.css">userContent.css</a>
+    (note that the Stylish add-on cannot be used here since it does not
+    integrate with the MailNews feed reader).</li>
+  <li>Select Element by Click doesn't flash the element in DOM Inspector on
+    Windows if hardware acceleration is enabled (<a
+    href="https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=594299">bug 594299</a>).</li>
+  <li>The option "When opening a bookmark group" / "Replace existing tabs"
+    under Preferences / Tabbed Browsing does not have an effect anymore (<a
+    href="https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=664101">bug 664101</a>).</li>
+  <li>Lightning options cannot be opened from the Add-ons Manager. Instead,
+    Lightning preferences can be accessed from Preferences/Lightning (<a
+    href="https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=636104">bug 636104</a>).</li>
+  <li>Lightning keyboard shortcuts for accessing the calendar tab from within
+    the MailNews window or from the main menu (Ctrl+Shift+C/D) do not work. (<a
+    href="https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=514512">bug 514512</a>).</li>
+  <li>If you try to start SeaMonkey using a locked profile, it will crash (see <a
+    href="https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=573369">bug 573369</a>).</li>
+  <li>Some synaptic touch pads are unable to vertical scroll (see <a
+    href="https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=622410">bug 622410</a>).</li>
+  <li>Under certain conditions, scrolling and text input may be jerky (see <a
+    href="https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=711900">bug 711900</a>).</li>
+  <li>Windows:
+    <ul>
+      <li>You may experience text rendering issues on Windows 7 with
+        Platform Update KB2670838 (MSIE 10 prerequisite) or on Windows 8.1 (<a
+        href="https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=812695">bug 812695</a>).
+        Workaround: Go to about:config, create a new boolean pref called
+        layout.paint_rects_separately and set it to true.</li>
+      <li>Norton/Symantec anti-virus scanners may report that some parts of
+        SeaMonkey (e.g. the file freebl3.dll) are suspicious. If you downloaded
+        SeaMonkey from one of the official download sites, this is a false
+        alarm. You might experience problems with secure websites when this
+        happens. To fix the issue, instruct your anti-virus software to
+        ignore these files (and move them out of quarantine) and/or switch
+        to another anti-virus software and reinstall SeaMonkey.</li>
+    </ul>
+  </li>
+  <li>Linux:
+    <ul>
+      <li>The cursor may change to "drag &amp; drop" mode in the mail window, causing a hang (<a
+        href="https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=736811">bug 736811</a>).</li>
+    </ul>
+  </li>
+  <li>Mac:
+    <ul>
+      <li>When hardware acceleration is off, background colors in the UI
+        (toolbar, status bar etc.) might not update correctly when you switch
+        focus from/to a window. Users running Macs with certain older hardware
+        (e.g. Intel GMA 950) will experience this even if they haven't turned
+        off hardware acceleration in Preferences (Appearance/Content) (<a
+        href="https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=626096">bug 626096</a>).</li>
+    </ul>
+  </li>
+</ul>
+</div>
+
+<h2 id="troubleshooting">Troubleshooting</h2>
+<div class="section">
+<ul>
+  <li>
+    Some questions are asked more frequently than others. Have a look at the <a
+    href="https://wiki.mozilla.org/SeaMonkey/FAQ">SeaMonkey FAQ</a>.
+    Maybe your particular problem has already been solved.
+  </li>
+  <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 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.
+  </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>
+</div>
+
+<h2 id="faq">Frequently Asked Questions</h2>
+<div class="section">
+<dl>
+  <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 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>
+<div class="section">
+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/Features/[% rnote.version %]">&quot;SeaMonkey/Features/[% rnote.version %]&quot;
+  wiki page</a></li>
+<li><a href="http://developer.mozilla.org/En/Extensions_support_in_SeaMonkey_2">For
+  extension developers</a></li>
+</ul>
+</div>
+
+</body>
+</html>
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+[%- rnote.baseversion = "2.24" -%]
+[%- rnote.basename = "SeaMonkey 2.24" -%]
+[%- rnote.version = "2.24 Beta 1" -%]
+[%- rnote.name = "SeaMonkey 2.24b1" -%]
+[%- rnote.relativeto.version = "2.23" -%]
+[%- rnote.relativeto.name = "SeaMonkey 2.23" -%]
+[%- rnote.relativeto.stable.version = "2.23" -%]
+[%- rnote.relativeto.stable.name = "SeaMonkey 2.23" -%]