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Mozilla & Gecko clones Mozilla announced on Monday that it will reabsorb Mozilla Messaging and integrate it into Mozilla Labs, a team within Mozilla that incubates experimental projects.
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RE[3]: Seamonkey
by pepa on Mon 11th Apr 2011 04:16 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Seamonkey "
pepa
Member since:
2005-07-08

Firefox has become very heavy and sometimes lack of stability.
What I meant was, isn't Seamonkey even heavier than just Firefox?

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RE[4]: Seamonkey
by Elv13 on Mon 11th Apr 2011 15:03 in reply to "RE[3]: Seamonkey "
Elv13 Member since:
2006-06-12

Seamonkey was Mozilla, it predate FF, it include features that have been dropped long ago like the WYSIWYG editor. Its big, but well, everybody have their taste. I used it prior to FF, it worked.

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RE[5]: Seamonkey
by pepa on Mon 11th Apr 2011 18:35 in reply to "RE[4]: Seamonkey "
pepa Member since:
2005-07-08

Doesn't Seamonkey closely track Firefox and Thunderbird etc.?? I just can't see how [OP] Firefox is too heavy and lacks stability, while Seamonkey is way heavier, and keeps fairly close to Firefox anyway...

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RE[4]: Seamonkey
by joekiser on Mon 11th Apr 2011 21:06 in reply to "RE[3]: Seamonkey "
joekiser Member since:
2005-06-30

Firefox has become very heavy and sometimes lack of stability.
What I meant was, isn't Seamonkey even heavier than just Firefox?


Yes, but Seamonkey is lighter than Firefox + Thunderbird.

HOWEVER,

Seamonkey really isn't a viable product for many people unless you are nostalgic for the old Mozilla. While it contains the same Gecko engine as Firefox (updated over the years), the releases often come much later than the equivalent Firefox release. Additionally, many FF/Thunderbird extensions simply don't work on the suite, and those that were geared for the suite have long ago stopped development (Multizilla). The WYSIWYG HTML editor is absolutely useless anymore, and still has bugs left over from 1998 (but cannot be removed because Seamonkey Mail depends heavily on it for HTML composition). There was a time as recently as 4-5 years ago where running the suite made much more sense than FFx+Tbird combination, but the divergence between the two options has been significant since then and Seamonkey has been on the losing end. Sometimes there are really superior products that get left behind by the larger market and stagnate because the community of dedicated users is too small to maintain the codebase...Solaris (now Illumos), KDE3.5 (now called Trinity Desktop) and Mozilla Suite (now called Seamonkey Project) fall into that category. Sad, but time to move on.

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