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December 19, 2005

SeaMonkey 1.0 Beta Released

After much delay, we've released SeaMonkey 1.0 Beta, based on Gecko 1.8 (which also powers Firefox 1.5). Some interesting changes since 1.0 Alpha: our new logo, tab drag-drop reodering, autoscroll, the ability to return to a tab's "parent" when it is closed, and numerous bugfixes.

We're planning to ship SeaMonkey 1.0 in January.

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.

Posted by CTho at December 19, 2005 6:00 PM



btw: the Window Icon (on WinXP) is still the old Mozilla Icon. you may want to change that too to the Seamonkey Icon

Posted by: mat at December 19, 2005 11:31 PM

thx you all for your hard work you put into this piece of software. i love the mozilla suite since day one!

i would like to see the orbit 3.1 theme for seamonkey.

rock on!

black diamond

Posted by: black diamond at December 20, 2005 3:01 PM

Just a tip, a good idea for a feature would be RSS support- like that which is present in most modern browsers nowadays. Another tip I have is to have some kind of a native skin- and then you might gain some more Mac users!

Posted by: Mav Block at December 20, 2005 3:57 PM

Does this version includes a -Decent Status Bar- ?

I hope it does...

Posted by: fdisk at December 21, 2005 3:29 PM

> Just a tip, a good idea for a feature would be RSS support- like that which is present in most modern browsers nowadays.

We're working on some RSS support - we currently have a patch that adds Thunderbird-like RSS to MailNews, and would be interested in having it in the browser as well (when developers have time to write it!).

> Does this version includes a -Decent Status Bar- ?

What do you mean?

Posted by: CTho at December 23, 2005 8:19 AM

5 things I need to be absolutely happy with SM (now only simply happy-)))

visited context menus are not selected properly now

Saving pages with @import CSS and images in CSS

Direct editing of bookmarks (after 2 clicks)

Opening html files with cyrilic names from HDD (as I know - in 1.5 but with not correct encoding of letters in address bar)

Options how to save as
- with page title
- with page name

Thanks to devs for keeping alive this "a state-of-the-art web browser..."

Posted by: vladmir at December 26, 2005 2:27 AM

CTho -

Cache still disappears after browser crash.
Are you going to fix this problem in future?

Posted by: vk at December 26, 2005 5:33 AM

vk, have you filed a bug for it?

Posted by: CTho at December 28, 2005 11:16 AM

CTho -

This bug is very old and it has been filed before.


Posted by: vk at January 1, 2006 6:17 AM