Mozilla SeaMonkey FINALLY hits 2.0

From the ‘Long Release Cycle‘ files:

Remember the Mozilla Suite? Or maybe you remember Netscape Communicator?

Neither of those all-in-one browser solutions exists under either of those names anymore, but their successor SeaMonkey is still (surprisingly) around and kinda/sorta moving forward.

Today, the SeaMonkey project released version 2.0.  Yeah version 2.0. We’ve got IE 8, Firefox 3.5 and Safari 4 which are all ‘younger’ projects in many ways but SeaMonkey is a version 2.0, go figure.

In my view, this is a release that has been a long time coming.

The last time I wrote about SeaMonkey was the 1.6 release in 2004, when Mozilla still held the reigns of the project and Firefox was just taking off. Back in 2004, SeaMonkey was the Mozilla codename for the Mozilla suite, but it has since branched off into its own seperate effort with legal backing from Mozilla.

Just like the Netscape Communicator and Mozilla Suites (that I personally relied on for many years), SeaMonkey includes a web-browser, advanced e-mail, newsgroup and feed client, IRC chat, and
HTML editing capabilities.

With SeaMonkey 2.0, the project has now moved to a Firefox 3.5.x base for the underlying web browser. The mail client has also been updated providing additional stability for users. All good stuff, but does it really matter?

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