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Re: Installing SeaMonkey web browser [SOLVED]
« Reply #30 on: June 25, 2018, 01:12:20 pm »
I find spence to be a really unique and inventive member of our community. Therefore, I too will try to change my ways and start referring to this as the "pancake menu".  :D

Really sweet, spence !!  ;D   

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Re: Installing SeaMonkey web browser [SOLVED]
« Reply #31 on: June 25, 2018, 01:21:27 pm »
What is it with you and flapjacks :)

Me? I thought @SciFiDude79 started that flapjacks meme? :-\
« Last Edit: June 25, 2018, 01:25:22 pm by spence »
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Re: Installing SeaMonkey web browser [SOLVED]
« Reply #32 on: June 25, 2018, 01:24:49 pm »
I find spence to be a really unique and inventive member of our community. Therefore, I too will try to change my ways and start referring to this as the "pancake menu".  :D

Really sweet, spence !!  ;D   

Awww shuxxx, thanks @Slim.Fatz... but I can't possibly take credit... for that's what they call it on the news.mozilla.org seamonkey newsgroups...    8)
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Re: Installing SeaMonkey web browser [SOLVED]
« Reply #33 on: June 25, 2018, 01:28:21 pm »
Hi spence,

OK, I stand corrected. But I still stand by the first sentence in my post !!  :-*    :D

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Re: Installing SeaMonkey web browser [SOLVED]
« Reply #34 on: June 25, 2018, 10:52:54 pm »
What is it with you and flapjacks :)

Me? I thought @SciFiDude79 started that flapjacks meme? :-\

Ah right, in that case I apologise spence

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Re: Installing SeaMonkey web browser
« Reply #35 on: December 23, 2018, 12:06:54 pm »
Reinstalling Seamonkey today as I need access to the old email addressbook in order to respond to holiday messages. Once again expressing thanks to @scifidude79 for this quick and easy fix...

There's a repository that contains Seamonkey called Ubuntuzilla.  To add it to your system, open a terminal and run these commands in this order:

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sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com C1289A29

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echo -e "\ndeb http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/ubuntuzilla/mozilla/apt all main" \
| sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list > /dev/null

Then run this:

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sudo apt-get update

Then, to install Seamonkey, you just have to run this:

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sudo apt-get install seamonkey-mozilla-build

That will install the latest version of Seamonkey on your system from the repository.  This version has advantages to the version you downloaded, such as it being put where it goes in the menu automatically.  Also, you'll be able to receive updates the same way you do for everything else, as opposed to having to separately download another .tar.bz.2 file.  Of course, that's not to say you have to use it, I'm just offering a suggestion.
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Re: Installing SeaMonkey web browser [SOLVED]
« Reply #36 on: April 20, 2019, 03:41:28 pm »
A fresh dip / rinse/ wipe & dry of my ssd harddrive now requires a fresh install of my old standby Seamonkey. Sadly @scifidude79's quick and easy ppa install doesn't currently work:

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spence@antec ~ $ sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com C1289A29
[sudo] password for spence:
Executing: /tmp/apt-key-gpghome.PgKgydeSXB/gpg.1.sh --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com C1289A29
gpg: keyserver receive failed: Server indicated a failure

A quick check of the Seamonkey Dev Blogs https://blog.seamonkey-project.org/ reveal it's days may be numbered:

ewong wrote:
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Also note that SeaMonkey needs to completely stop relying on Mozilla’s infrastructure (*every single thing*, including this blog, bugzilla… you name it.. we need to be off it) by end of the year...
At the end… a failed attempt at keeping up to date with the whole build process.

So… the project is at a standstill.

I dunno if anyone here on our forums who knows how to code still has a soft spot in their hearts for the project that inherited and has been steadfastly modernizing the Netscape Navigator code base on a shoestring budget. Both the Seamonkey Project and Thunderbird devs have been working in a steadfast yet strained camp, unbeloved by Mozilla who publicly began seeking a new home for them years ago. Perhaps if coders are kicking about for something to do, if only old times sake, they might contact the team... ... ...

I am very sad, Netscape Navigator 3.0 Gold was my on ramp to the WWW back in '96. Somewhere along the way the old Netscape code was made open source. Shortly thereafter the Seamonkey Project was created to continue developing and modernizing the code. Mozilla gave donations to both Seamonkey & Thunderbird.  It would seem mozilla is now ending that funding stream.  While I know I can go get the tarball from the project page... this just feels like a white flag of surrender moment.


 :'(
« Last Edit: April 20, 2019, 04:46:48 pm by spence »
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