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SeaMonkey Meeting Details


  • Who's taking minutes? -> IanN
  • Nominees for Friends of the Fish Tank:
    • None

Action Items

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



  • has not been updated since November 2012, the last version listed is 2.14 (bug 956561); move blog to if possible Assigned: mcsmurf.
    • blog account has been created in bug 973886
    • Callek has imported old blogs from mozillazine
    • some sprucing / branding needs to happen next
  • bug 998807 Sync account creation or device pairing fails with exception in BrowserIDManager
    • mcsmurf will look into this
  • bug 1057920 SeaMonkey's CVS dependency really should be removed. (currently used only for Releng Automation, and SeaMonkey Website).
    • IanN will create a separate bug for the releng automation stuff and will find out what is required to get the work done.


Status of the SeaMonkey Buildbot Master and Tree

  • Buildmaster is up and running, and produces en-US builds, see 9/16 meeting's Friends of the Fish Tank. Builds and langpacks in 18 languages including en-US are available unofficially thanks to A.Kalla, see also FOFT above.
    • Due to the master having some mysql issues, Callek has put a halt on the mysql updates, which affects the tbpl. So nothing is showing in tbpl atm.
  • comm-* will be building out of mozilla-* (bug 648979 etc.). Jcrammer has completed the coding. The decision to merge c-c into m-c has been kicked down the road into the next quarter or two.
    • Recent work on this:
    • bug 1040009 .mozconfig configure options are ignored if objdir path is absolute
    • bug 1035599 Pseudo-merge m-c and c-c's objdir
  • [30th September 2014]
    • Infrastructure issues
      • linux64 systems are plagued by bug 1058385. Regular AWOLing. Currently 8 slaves are down.
      • WinNT systems were plagued by bug 1069119 and bug 1069117; but they seem to be ok now.
      • NB: Currently the miscellaneous patches to fix the RelEng infra (tooltool are all applied to the master directly. Once reviewed, the patches will be pushed to their corresponding repositories and the master will be updated properly.
    • [comm-central]
      • All platforms busted : bug 1071497 Patch checked in. Builds now back to "normal".
      • l10n nightly/dep builds busted : bug 1073327 Fix waiting review.
      • blocklist update bustage : bug 1074572 Fix waiting review.
    • [comm-aurora]
      • blocklist update bustage : bug 1074572 Fix waiting review.
      • OSX64 l10n nightly/dep bustage : related to bug 902876
      • WinNT (build/debug) bustage : bug 1053652 Waiting for potential upstream fix.
    • [comm-beta]
    • [comm-release]
      • OSX64 bustage : bug 1023644 Patches waiting for review.
  • See RelEng page for the RelEng status history.
  • In Bug 902876 Comment 12 Mcsmurf is waiting for feedback from the build team on how to proceed.

Release Train

  • SeaMonkey 2.29.1 was released on 24th September 2014.
  • There shall be a 2.30 beta soon. Schedule TBA.
  • Useful Firefox Release Schedule link: Releases Scheduling

Extensions and Plugins Compatibility Tracking

  • Firefox & Thunderbird Add-on Converter for SeaMonkey
  • This tool goes a little further beyond simply modifying install.rdf - it also identifies a few more other things in the code that are Firefox or Thunderbird specific and attempts to change them. Of course, not all extensions can be ported so easily to SeaMonkey since there's only so much an automated tool like that can do.

    Add-on Converter for SeaMonkey:

    • Lemon Juice has been regularly updating his converter code, adding new fixes whenever an extension doesn't convert properly.
  • bug 1060858 Ghostery 5.3.1 dropped support for SeaMonkey. Ghostery depends on the Addon-SDK. Since the SDK has been rewritten to support Firefox Australis, Ghostery no longer works for SeaMonkey. See discussion thread on mozillazine
    • [Ratty] I've contacted the Ghostery people (bmcdermott) and the addon-SDK people. The Addon-SDK has been updated (bug 1071048 so now Ghostery works on SeaMonkey trunk builds. The Addon-SDK is uplifted to mozilla-central every few weeks. Once this is done I'll try to get the Ghostery patch uplifted to -aurora and -beta. Lemon Juice has been investigating other SDK based addons and so far the news is encouraging. QrCodeR can work in SeaMonkey by setting a SeaMonkey compatibility flag on three modules context-menu.js, selection.js and panel.js. Investigation continues!
  • See Basics page. Please only list current changes here.
  • Addon Compatibility Listings
  • Ratty filed bug 957149 to push an updated version of DOMi to to pick up the latest fixes. Depends on:
  • Our build team needs to automate DOMI branch selection rather than having to tweak the every 6 weeks. bug 763506

2.x (Last, Current, Next)

  • [From a previous meeting:] There is a problem with the metrics server, so no current data is available
  • See Basics page for the usual reminders.


open tracking (0) tracking requests (0) targeted (0) fixed (8)


  • Stalled. Needs a kick.
    • bug 815954 Click-to-Play: Port bug 812562 (click-to-play blocklisted plugins: reshow urlbar notification as with normal click-to-play).
    • bug 476108 GetShortPathNameW fails under some NTFS junctions [patchlove].
  • Current breakages:
    • bug 998807 Sync account creation or device pairing fails with exception in BrowserIDManager needs an owner
    • bug 995737 adapt seamonkey for the address book remote content policy change; use permission manager instead of address book property.
  • Mozilla-central bugs that affect us:
    • Our front end Sync UI needs to be updated as the old backend is going away in Gecko/Firefox 31. See: New Firefox Sync has landed in Firefox Nightly. Tracked in:
      • bug 998807 Sync account creation or device pairing fails with exception in BrowserIDManager.
      • bug 1003434 Add support for about:sync-progress.
    • A lot of these bugs are due to mozilla-central switching from synchronous APIs to Asynchronous APIs.
    • bug 566746 (asyncFormHistory) Form history should use asynchronous storage API. Tracked in:
      • bug 912031 Use Asynchronous FormHistory.jsm in place of nsIFormHistory2 in Suite.
    • bug 769764 move proxy resolution to separate thread and remove sync api. Tracked in:
      • MailNews bug 791645 Rewrite calls to synchronous nsIProtocolProxyService::DeprecatedBlockingResolve with Async code before DeprecatedBlockingResolve disappears as well.
    • bug 793634 Force builds to be compatible with gtk 2.18/glib 2.22. Tracked in:
      • bug 795354 Migrate SeaMonkey Linux builders to CentOS 6.
    • bug 846635 Use asynchronous getCharsetForURI in getShortcutOrURI. bug 834543 Add asynchronous version of setCharsetForURI and getCharsetForURI. Tracked in:
      • bug 896947 Use asynchronous version of setCharsetForURI and getCharsetForURI in getShortcutOrURI and other places.
    • bug 825588 Asynchronous JavaScript API for downloads and bug 851471 Decommission nsIDownloadManager. Tracked in:
      • bug 888915 Move SeaMonkey to the new JavaScript API for downloads when nsIDownloadManager is decommissioned.
  • Soon to land changes on OSX, tracked by:
    • bug 1074019 Modify file structure of to allow for OSX v2 signing
    • bug 1074021 Get SeaMonkey to launch with the new .app bundle structure
    • bug 1074025 SeaMonkey's preprocessed channel-prefs.js file needs to be the same for each build

Feature List, Planning

Bug statistics for the last two (full) weeks: 57 new, 12 fixed, 18 triaged.

  • Medium triaging effort, well above average in new bugs filed during the last three weeks.
  • IanN thinks it would be useful to remind people on the newsgroups / forums that they can contribute by triaging. Tonymec will post a reminder to newsgroups / forums

Open reviews/flags: 31 review 6 super-review 3 ui-review 4 feedback

  • See Feature List page for major wanted/needed features.
  • TODO: We will need to update our Sync UI code due to the new Sync API. Also we need to check if we are allowed to create FX accounts from our UI Since the new Sync accounts are FX accounts.[IanN] I'm sure I saw a question about FX accounts and branding.

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).




  • Haven't done regular code fixing as I've been concentrating on the infra code changes.
    • bug 1072713 somewhat tracks the miscellaneous releng bugs.


  • Usual testing, reviewing and commenting.
  • Fixed:
  • Fixed for c-c:
    • bug 1060848 Static-link the CRT into SeaMonkey executable (/suite/app/ Port bug 1023941 Part 1
    • bug 1061011 Do not package .mkdir.done in XPIs
    • bug 1061029 Port |bug 815219 - Default to building with all available cores| to SeaMonkey
    • bug 1061336 Do not source mozconfig.common multiple times in linux in-tree mozconfigs
    • bug 1061341 Port |bug 895248 - Move --enable-stdcxx-compat in build/unix/mozconfig.linux| to SeaMonkey
  • Fixed for m-c:
  • Fixed for m-i:
  • Pending check in:
    • bug 1039003 Port |bug 633773 Use Google's HTTPS search by default|, |bug 958883 Use HTTPS for Yahoo searches| and search plugin parts of |bug 959576 Create a component to get the list of priority domains| to Thunderbird
    • bug 1062559 Port |bug 1055627 Pass MOZ_GLUE_PROGRAM_LDFLAGS after STATIC_LIBS to linker| to c-c
  • Checked in pending review:
  • Waiting for feedback/review:
  • Fixing review comments before checkin:
    • bug 757230 When using add button for permissions in Data Manager set a displayHost
    • bug 798147 Switch to correct pref pane if pref window already open
  • Working on:
    • bug 1060897 Static-link the CRT into Instantbird executable (/im/app/ Port bug 1023941 Part 1
    • bug 1051642 Allow for flat chrome format when packaging extensions
    • bug 943335 [TB] Update icons used in searchplugins (Yahoo, eBay, Wikipedia, Amazon, Bing, Twitter)
    • Various SM Council documents.
    • bug 606683 Allow customization of toolbar in Composer and MailNews Composition
    • bug 639690 [META] Re-arrange code between editor and editorOverlay
    • bug 773979 [META] Switch to new drag and drop api in SeaMonkey
    • 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.
    • Create FAQ for Friends of the Fish Tank.
    • Help get composer standalone builds working with --enable-tests.







Checked in to comm-central:

  • bug 986935 Restore from crash page is blank if default client dialog is open.

Needs checkin:

  • bug 870556 Try to improve performance of the IMAP download queue.

Still waiting for review:



Fixed. Needs checkin (waiting for greener tree):

Fixed in Addon-SDK. Waiting for uplift to mozilla-central.

  • bug 1071048 update sdk/tabs metadata to work in SeaMonkey (for Ghostery and other SDK based addons).


  • bug 1035171 Switching tabs triggers onLocationChange with LOCATION_CHANGE_SAME_DOCUMENT flag.
  • bug 1039933 While composing mail, there exists an empty line in attachment context menu when right clicked on the attachment area.

Working on:

  • bug 640420 Add draggable splitter between urlbar and searchbar.
  • bug 698310 Spell Check Dialog to small for long words. Make it resizable.
  • bug 752331 Define TopLevelImageDocument.css and TopLevelVideoDocument.css for SeaMonkey themes.
  • bug 1040910 Support XHTML in feed titles.
  • bug 1068846 Enable generational GC for SeaMonkey.


Other stuff:

  • Coordinate efforts to get SeaMonkey support into the Addon SDK, needed by Ghostery, QrCodeR, and other SDK based addons.
  • Did some reviews.
  • Bug triage and Bug discussions.
  • Usual end user support and PR in newsgroups and Mozillazine.


Working on:

  • bug 1060852 Expose privacy.trackingprotection.enabled in Privacy preferences and account for removal of Do-Not-Track options.
    • Quasi-blocking bug 1031033 has only checked in FF string changes thus far;
    • bug 1042135 has patch for DNT-pref removal approved but won't check in until patches for all FF-products are approved.

Needs testing:

  • bug 1032302 8BITMIME keyword ignored in EHLO greeting, BODY=8BITMIME absent in MAIL request for 8-bit transfers. (MailNews)


  • Bug triage, testing, and commenting for SeaMonkey and MailNews Core.
  • End-user information and discussion on MozillaZine.



Did one review.

Waiting for review:

  • bug 333910 nsITheme for menu/scrollbox arrows (Widget: Cocoa).
  • bug 973644 Port bug 967970 - Set NSDisablePersistence to prevent disk leaks.
  • bug 1068997 Implement keyboard shortcut for composition's "Find and Replace" on MAC.


Any other business?