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SeaMonkey Meeting Details


  • Who's taking minutes? -> Ratty
  • Nominees for Friends of the Fish Tank?
    • Ewong for helping to get todays meeting agenda up on the wiki.
    • IanN for all his patches and reviews during the last fortnight.
    • Neil for putting up with all of IanNs review requests ;)
    • Please note A person or entity can't be nominated twice in a row.

Action Items

(who needs to do what that hasn't been recorded in a bug) We should assign people to the open items.



  • IanN to triage the 2.2-tracking bugs, and move as needed to the appropriate target version.
  • More people need to help out with taking of the meeting notes. Ratty to send an email to SeaMonkey-members list summarizing what needs doing and asking for people to share duties.
  • We should find a better way of getting nominees for Friends of the Fish Tank.
    • We could put out a call for nominations the week before then, at the time of the meeting notice going out we could include any nominations (We need to come up with a quick FAQ as to what merits a nomination). IanN to put out an email to the members list and then try and compile the FAQ from the responses.


  • IanN to triage the 2.1-wanted and 2.1-nominated bugs, and move any that are appropriate to 2.2 [Done].


  • Get permission from Google to use their geolocation JSON service [KaiRo]. We can still only wait on the Google front right now. Didn't hear anything about open Geolocation service yet. No easy solution in sight.

Release Train

  • SeaMonkey will directly go to the permanent repositories, i.e. -aurora, -beta in addition to -central. Miramar is a Thunderbird-only release branch (as is comm-2.0 for SeaMonkey).
  • For comm-aurora, we also should regard strings there as much frozen as possible. In the future, string freeze is the uplift from central to aurora, which matches Firefox.
  • If we have any actual fixes that don't need L10n changes (not enhancements) on central but not beta, they should go there if possible.
  • SeaMonkey comm-aurora and comm-beta are buildable and tinderbox has run tests against them.
  • Callek is working on getting comm-aurora and comm-beta on MXR (bug 653424).
  • The correct version numbers are now on the release train.
  • We have released 2.2!
  • 5th July : Merged for both mozilla and comm repositories.
  • 2.3 should go into beta then and then we'll have 5 weeks to release. Target release date is 16th August.
  • Bug authors have been doing a fairly good job of requesting relevant approvals for the comm-aurora/beta.

Extensions Compatibility Tracking

  • Addon Compatibility Listings created and maintained by InvisibleSmiley.
    • InvisibleSmiley moved Dictionary Switcher to "AMO", removed "under review" from MailNews Status Icons; moved FireFTP and Copy URL + to "External Sources", added IE Tab + and Scriptish to "AMO"
    • DERoss added Signature Switch to "Needs Addition to install.rdf"
    • The FAQ should be version-agnostic and have version updates mentioned in it so Jens or whoever won't need to keep changing the version numbers.
  • Fallen has just set Lightning 1.0b4 on AMO to be 2.2.* compatible.
  • AMO has a compatible version of Engimail now, and an experimental one for Lightning. Unfortunately these two Calendar extensions must be sought under Thunderbird and "All versions".
  • Besides Lightning, we should also take a look at other add-ons that are important for our users when they switch to 2.1.
  • InvisibleSmiley created a 2.1 FAQ Wiki page. Everybody please help update it.
  • KaiRo created a SeaMonkey Features page and sub-pages for all those that are in development.

SeaMonkey 2.2

open tracking (5) tracking requests (2) targeted (0) fixed (35)

  • SeaMonkey 2.2 was released on 8th July 2011, based on Gecko/Mozilla 5.0 and Available in 21 languages, for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.
  • The New 2.2 Features page has a comprehensive list of features.
  • AUS updates from (2.0 -> 2.2 and 2.1 -> 2.2):
    • 2.1->2.2 is a minor update and should be online as automatic already.
    • 2.0->2.2 is a major update (MU), and IIRC Callek said it's online on beta.
  • 2.2 had ~9300 ADU yesterday, 25405 downloads so far.

SeaMonkey 2.3

open tracking (7) tracking requests (5) targeted (1) fixed (6)

Further 2.x scheduling

  • Current release notes are for 2.2. Once we have 2.3 or later, relnotes need to be updated.
  • Please help updating the New 2.3 Features page as we go.

Feature List, Planning

Bug statistics for last two (full) weeks: 70 new, 22 fixed, 36 triaged.

  • New bugs seem to be outstripping fixed/triaged but still a good amount of triaging going on.
  • Good further triage targets could come out of looking at the component bug counts, pick yours!

Open reviews/flags: 40 review 13 super-review 0 ui-review 7 feedback

Major wanted/needed features:


  • bug 606683 Allow customization of toolbar in Composer and MailNews Composition [IanN].
    • A lot of untangling needs to go on between the 3 editors that we have. We can expect a bit of code cleanup for 2.1 but full customization has to go to as it needs work on TB too which is taking a while to get reviews on, plus feedback from kaze.
  • We need to finish de-RDF bug 654864 (with useless-UI for address book) soon, but none of Neil's comments on Tb bug 422845 triggered any response, so InvisibleSmiley feels reluctant to continue. Still he uploaded yet another version.
    • IanN filed and fixed a Thunderbird bug (bug 663631 Simplify getParentIndex in folderPane.js and jsTreeView.js) to help move things forward.

Needing help, Unowned, Stalled

  • Kill-RDF:
    • bug 657607 Port jminta's kill-rdf to SeaMonkey where applicable Part 2 [meta].
    • bug 657604 Remove the RDF global object.
  • bug 436794 Enable Mac OS X system address book per default and add UI.
    • SM UI needed, unowned, helpwanted.
  • bug 449728 Drag tabs between windows.
  • bug 477845 Build a standalone (Gecko 2.0) Composer. [kaze]
    • kaze is currently busy with his new job so doesn't have any to spend on this.
    • bug 477840 Backport KompoZer to Composer (Depends on bug 477845).
    • kaze has done a ton of work there. We still need to work out some organizational issues. At the moment there is no active interest from MoMo for bringing standalone composer into comm-central. That's something we (KaiRo and kaze) will have to negotiate with the Thunderbird team (Standard8).
  • bug 507841 Port Bug 422814 - Make account configuration quick, easy, and more secure (autoconfig, Quick Account Setup).
  • bug 533908 SeaMonkey Mail: tabs not restored [misak].
  • bug 523274 Complete new default theme icon set.
  • bug 526210 Update the icon set for the SeaMonkey Modern Theme.
    • bug 548778 New communicator icons (based on Strata theme) for SeaMonkey. Some proposed icons got posted, we should take a look how to get that contribution into the product.
    • The rest is unowned so far.
  • bug 87098 [SeaMonkey] Delete key should delete location bar history list entry.
    • Note: Our location bar history doesn't and can't use autocomplete at all.

Roundtable - Personal Status Updates

Status Updates from developers - what are you working on, what's the progress, any other comments? (feel free to add yourself to the list if your name is missing and you have interesting status).





  • SeaMonkey 2.2.


  • bug 633397 Automatic partial update from 2.1b1 to 2.1b2 build 2 misses extensions.
  • bug 668726 Port bug 449607: change dated dirs on ftp.m.o to use new longer BuildID - Nightly updates currently broken.

Working on:

  • bug 647107 snippet details URL is not secure, can spoof major updates.
  • bug 668461 Port faster priority sorting from bug 649734 to SeaMonkey.
  • bug 668744 Update from 2.0 leaves behind some files in some locales.
  • bug 653424 need to add comm-2.0 and releases/comm-{aurora,beta} to MXR.


  • bug 660745 [SeaMonkey] Install "June 2010 or newer" DirectX SDK.


  • Fixed:
  • Checkin-needed:
    • bug 512378 - Port |Bug 506985 - remove java-specific preferences from Firefox UI, hidden prefs| to SeaMonkey 2.1
    • bug 513895 - Audit preference panes for duplicate stylesheets
    • bug 599731 - Move "Recently Closed" menus to Go menu
    • bug 621042 - Advanced Account Settings should mention account name
    • bug 633935 - Port |Bug 237376 - Put 'reply to newsgroup' on top| to SeaMonkey
    • bug 667829 - No accesskey (keyboard shortcut) for Folder in Add Bookmark dialog
  • Needs Review:
    • bug 78357 - Account wizard doesn't have place to enter port info
    • bug 668723 - Update for bug 643816
    • bug 670652 - Audit preference stylesheets for duplicate stylesheets
  • Working On:
    • bug 670513 - Recently Closed Windows/tabs have been moved to the Go menu. Document this.
  • Investigating:
    • bug 13818 - Ability to change the "quoteline"
    • bug 16717 - Disable source folder in Move/Copy/File menus
    • bug 39113 - Show current profile name in preferences (backed out)
    • bug 513900 - executable permissions for data files (port bug 461322 to SeaMonkey)
    • bug 527173 - Spellchecker settings are in the Mail section but the SP is used by all components
    • bug 620324 - Selected multiple mail folders to move, but only one folder gets moved
  • BackBurner:
    • bug 649952 - Port |Bug 609824 - Re-add Bloglines to the feed reader options| to SeaMonkey


  • Usual testing, reviewing and commenting.
  • Fixed:
    • bug 670691 Sync can't deactivate device - bundle_prefutilities is not defined
    • bug 669291 Fold permissionsNavigatorOverlay.xul into navigator code
    • bug 670010 Remove unused overrideHandler.js file
    • bug 665290 Switch suite/mailnews to use Services.urlFormatter
    • bug 667643 Switch suite to use Services.wm
    • bug 667952 Fold imageContextOverlay.xul into context menu code
    • bug 667662 Switch suite to use
    • bug 665569 Add GetFileFromString helper for getting File from native path or Url
    • bug 665603 Centralise sound preferences
    • bug 662203 Enhance openLocation so that it can be used by message compose
  • Waiting for review on:
    • bug 638643 Remove obsolete EditorToggleParagraphMarks from editor.js
  • Waiting for additional review on:
    • bug 657161 Make use of contentAreaContext in Composer
  • Working on:
    • bug 670749 Have individual methods for cookie/image/popup menus in navigatorOverlay
    • bug 670750 Move appropriate entites from navigator.dtd to navigatorOverlay.dtd which are only used in navigatorOverlay.xul
    • bug 550484 Hardcoded widths for pref-proxies-advanced and pref-languages.add dialogs
    • bug 606683 Allow customization of toolbar in Composer and MailNews Composition
    • bug 639690 [META] Re-arrange code between editor and editorOverlay
    • bug 657234 Move pasteQuote and pasteNoFormatting into contentAreaContextOverlay
    • File/Folder selection in windows.
  • To Do:
    • bug 639395 Get cmd_fontSize to reflect current state of selected content / content at caret.
    • Prefs-in-a-tab.


  • Fixed:
    • bug 668993 Sync account wizard does not close after clicking on "Finish"
    • bug 668738 Update SeaMonkey website for 2.2 Beta 3 release
    • bug 667604 Update SeaMonkey website for 2.2 Beta 2 release
    • bug 667966 Fix relnotes link on releases page and add variable for beta relnotes link
    • bug 667333 Add htaccess rules for redirecting nightly relnotes to dev/get-involved [seamonkey2.4a1 404]


  • Helped Callek some more to get SeaMonkey 2.2 Betas moving forward and final coming near, and then get the final 2.2 release out the door, including website updates (bug 668739) as Jens was on vacation.
  • Got Linux64 updates going for SeaMonkey 2.0.*->2.0.14 and 2.1*->2.2, major update will follow once it goes public for the other systems as well (bug 666573).
  • I also helped to get the major update billboards up (bug 668427) on a https website (, in this case).
  • More work on L10n sign-offs for SeaMonkey 2.2 Beta, the amount of locales in 2.2 seem to get to match 2.1 almost or even completely.
  • Went through the first round of sign-offs for aurora 2.4 and beta 2.3 for SeaMonkey.
  • Cared to get all the 2.2 Betas up on the German SeaMonkey website, and the Release Notes updated.
  • Updated the German website for SeaMonkey 2.2, and synched DOMi, SeaMonkey and toolkit localizations for all of -central, -aurora, and -beta.
  • As usual, my blog has more detailed status about my work, and Mozilla Status Board Posts also tell about my next planned steps.



Fixed bug 669077 Cleanup sessionstore tests suite. Ports bug 667202 and syncs head.js with FF.





  • bug 22112 Thread pane icons should show state of mail (replied, forwarded).
  • bug 541313 Changing image size using Custom Size changes the image but does not display the new height and width correctly -- H and W always equal the Actual Size.
  • bug 663919 Search machine icon missing in address field.

Working on:

  • bug 669582 support using the VC++ compiler shipped with the Windows 7.1 SDK.


In progress:

  • bug 663343 The "List all Tabs" menu should visually identify which tabs are on-screen (rather than scrolled off).
  • bug 667201 Front end changes for bug 545070: plugin-problem UI shouldn't say "click here".


  • xSidebar ports project:
    • Did updated ports of several extensions for SeaMonkey 2.1 and above including Infolister 0.10.4a, FireFTP 1.99.5, Greasemonkey 0.9.6, Download Statusbar and FavLoc 1.2.1.
    • Also added several version bumped extensions contributed by therube (Copy URL Plus 1.3.2) and Marcelo Bastos (Display Mail User Agent 1.6.5, Mail Redirect, Quote Colors 0.3)
  • Tried to organize SeaMonkey users to write to various extension authors encouraging them to update their SeaMonkey extensions for SeaMonkey 2.1 and above. This is now more important with the rapid release train.
  • Bug triage and Bug discussions.
  • End user support and PR in newsgroups and Mozillazine.



  • Fixed SeaMonkey (related) bugs:
    • bug 642420 XPFE autocomplete.xml: investigate removing explicit <children includes="menupopup"/>



  • bug 667299 Turn off 'ui.click_hold_context_menus' on Mac.

Working on:

  • bug 553992 No focus rings for buttons in download manager, places window and the update dialog (Toolkit).
  • bug 650642 [Pinstripe] Make the filterdialog and the advanced search dialogs look better (Thunderbird).
  • bug 670532 [Mac] When a download starts, default to open download manager (like other OS).

Any other business?