The Channel logo

News

By | Kelly Fiveash 14th September 2009 12:30

Mozilla prepares for SeaMonkey 2.0 release

Second beta arrives, final version coming next month

Mozilla has released a second beta of its internet app suite SeaMonkey 2.0.

The latest test version is based on the same browser core as Firefox 3.5.3, which means there’s no longer support for Windows 95, 98, ME, NT and Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther).

It comes with several new features including the ability to open emails, folders and accounts in tabs slotted inside the Mail & Newsgroups window. There’s also a simple HTML editor, web development tools and IRC chat.

The SeaMonkey 2.0 beta 2 landed just eight weeks after the first beta rocked up.

Mozilla said it expects to spin out the finalised version of the suite, which it described as a modern day Netscape Communicator, at some point in October this year.

Among the tweaks in this release of SeaMonkey, Mozilla has added simplified interfaces for extension developers and allowed for the reopening of closed browser windows.

The default theme on Mac OS X has been updated to better align with Apple’s Leopard and Snow Leopard platforms. ®

comment icon Read 6 comments on this article alert Send corrections

Opinion

Windows 10 on Surface 3

Tim Anderson

It's do-or-die for Microsoft's new operating system on 29 July
Wine Taps by N Wong, Flickr, CC 2.0 License

Simon Sharwood

Clouds sell compute by the glass. On-premises kitmakers want to sell wine-as-a-service

Greg Knieriemen

Privacy, security, information sovereignty, what we all want, right?
Microsoft's Joe Belfiore, speaking at Build 2015

Andrew Orlowski

Redmond devotees may as well have demanded manga desktop wallpaper

Features

Android icon desktop toys
Nice devices, now speak 'enterprise' to me
Standard Form 86 reads like a biography of each intelligence worker
Protestor barricade image via Shutterstock
Breaking through the hardware barricades to a new network state
Racecar