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27 July 2011, 16:09

SeaMonkey 2.3 Beta 1 arrives for testing

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SeaMonkey Logo The SeaMonkey Project has announced the release of the first beta for version 2.3 of its "all-in-one internet application suite". According to the latest SeaMonkey Meeting Minutes, the final version of SeaMonkey 2.3 is expected to arrive on 16 August, the same day updates to Firefox, including version 6.0 and 3.6.20, are scheduled.

Zoom SeaMonkey 2.3 Beta 1 on Mac OS X
Aimed at developers, testers and early adopters, SeaMonkey 2.3 Beta 1 is based on the same Gecko browser engine as Firefox 6 and includes improvements to WebGL that allow it to work on more Linux systems. Other changes include fixes to Composer related to changing image sizes and the removal of support for Microsummaries.

According to the features wiki, the second beta is expected to bring improvements to the search window, support for automatically updating live bookmarks, better support for Windows 7 Jump Lists and changes to how tabs are handled. Users testing the release are encouraged to provide feedback and report any bugs that they find.

More details about this development preview can be found in the release notes; at the time of writing, the change log has yet to be updated. SeaMonkey 2.3 Beta 1 is available to download for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

SeaMonkey binaries are released under the Mozilla SeaMonkey End-User Software License Agreement and the source code is released under disjunctive tri-licensing that includes the Mozilla Public Licence, GPLv2 and LGPLv2.1. The latest stable release is SeaMonkey 2.2 from early July.

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