Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 19th Jan 2007 22:56 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones "SeaMonkey 1.1 is now available. Powered by the same engine as Firefox 2 and the upcoming Thunderbird 2, SeaMonkey 1.1 includes numerous enhancements including more visible security indicators in the browser and enhanced phishing detection for e-mail, a new tagging system for e-mail that supersedes labels, support for multi-line tooltips in web pages, and previews images in tab tooltips. Other changes include inline spell checking in the browser, an updated version of ChatZilla, and a significantly improved startup script on Linux. See the release notes for a complete list of changes."
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Memory and Performance
by kev009 on Sat 20th Jan 2007 02:05 UTC
kev009
Member since:
2006-11-30

Now that Seamonkey is up to par with FF, I might give it a go. The potential advantage I see is reduced memory usage because I constantly run both FireFox and Thunderbird. Am I correct in this thinking?

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RE: Memory and Performance
by buff on Sat 20th Jan 2007 02:13 in reply to "Memory and Performance"
buff Member since:
2005-11-12

You are right on this point. Running Firefox plus Thunderbird takes more memory than just running Seamonkey. This is because Seamonkey and Firefox both use the Gecko runtime engine -- they call it XULRunner now. When you run Thunderbird and Firefrox separately you have two instances of the runtime running. This is supposed to be fixed eventually so Thunderbird and Firefox can share the same runtime but it appears vaporous so far. Seamonkey will actually help you conserve your memory. You might run into the problem where some of your extensions aren't available for Seamonkey. If you are not a big extension user this won't bother you.

Edited 2007-01-20 02:16

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RE[2]: Memory and Performance
by Phloptical on Sun 21st Jan 2007 15:49 in reply to "RE: Memory and Performance"
Phloptical Member since:
2006-10-10

So if Seamonkey is able to run off of one engine, why can't mozilla and t-bird do it as separate apps?

Kind of a rhetorical question.

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