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September 19, 2005

Logo contest closing next week

Since we'll need some time to choose a logo from all the logo submissions we've received and create derivative artwork for the browser before doing a SeaMonkey 1.0 Beta release (planned for some time around October 5th), we will stop accepting submissions for the logo contest after Monday next week - the deadline is 2005-09-26 23:59 PDT. Be sure to submit your logos by then!

Posted by CTho at 6:53 PM | Comments (5)

September 15, 2005

SeaMonkey 1.0 Alpha Released

SeaMonkey 1.0 Alpha has been released. Compared to Mozilla 1.7, SeaMonkey contains many new features, bugfixes, and performance improvements. It's based on Gecko 1.8b4 (the engine behind Firefox 1.5b1, though SeaMonkey includes an extra security fix). We're still looking for a logo - none of the current artwork is official, so be sure to submit yours!

Some new features of interest: SVG support, <canvas> support, fast back and forward navigation, new error pages (instead of dialogs), notification when downloads finish, phishing protection, inline spellchecking, roaming profiles, and JavaScript 1.6. More info is available in the release notes.

SeaMonkey consists of a state-of-the-art web browser, a powerful mail and news client, a WYSIWYG HTML editor, and an IRC chat application. It also includes tools for web developers, such as the DOM Inspector and the JavaScript Debugger.

Update: Download completion notification is not on by default - it can be enabled by choosing "Preferences" from the "Edit" menu, and checking the box(es) at the bottom of the "Downloads" pane (in the "Navigator" section).

Posted by CTho at 5:39 PM | Comments (11)

September 12, 2005

SeaMonkey 1.0 Alpha Release Candidates Available

We've taken care of the last remaining blockers, and now have release candidates available for download here.

Due to the lack of official resources and access, the builds were contributed by:
Linux GTK1 - CTho
Linux GTK2 - ajschult
Windows - CTho
Mac - stefan_h

Please test these builds and let us know if you find any problems.

If you're interested in QA, please take a look at the SeaMonkey-QA blog.

Posted by CTho at 4:35 PM | Comments (9)