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Thunderbird Returns to Mozilla as Labs Project
on Fri 8th Apr 2011 21:40 UTC
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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on Mon 11th Apr 2011 21:06 UTC in reply to "
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.
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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