July 21, 2009
SeaMonkey 2.0 Beta 1 Previews the Next Generation
It took a bit longer than previously expected, but that fact makes the SeaMonkey team even more thrilled to announce SeaMonkey 2.0 Beta 1, previewing the next generation of the successful Internet suite.
Building on the great heritage of the Netscape Communicator and Mozilla Application suites, SeaMonkey 2.0 Beta 1 combines a state-of-the-art web browser based on the same core as Firefox 3.5.1 with a solid email and newsgroups client and a simple HTML editor, rounding the experience with web development tools and IRC chat.
In addition to the changes in the alpha releases, this version features
- the same browser core and web feature support as Firefox 3.5.1,
- a reworked download manager, including support for cross-session resumable downloads,
- localized builds - Windows/Linux/Mac packages are available in 15 languages officially (two additional ones are experimental) from day 1,
- feed preview and improved feed subscription from the browser,
- fully customizable mail/news toolbars,
- mail archiving support,
- and a lot of other, smaller improvements.
The release notes include a detailed list of improvements in comparison to SeaMonkey 1.1.17, our current stable release.
SeaMonkey 2.0 Beta 1 is available for free download on the SeaMonkey website. Once you have downloaded and installed this release, we'd like to encourage you to get involved in discussing and reporting problems as well as further improving the product.
Thanks for testing and helping us to make SeaMonkey even better!