Manually installing SeaMonkey

Jim Byrnes jf_byrnes at
Wed Dec 14 14:46:21 UTC 2011

On 12/13/2011 06:29 PM, NoOp wrote:
> On 12/13/2011 02:59 PM, Jim Byrnes wrote:
>> On 12/13/2011 04:17 PM, NoOp wrote:
> ...
>>> It will use the existing ~/.mozilla/seamonkey folder. It will also use
>>> the old 2.03 profile if it's still there.
>> OK, I still have some info in that profile so to be safe I'll make a
>> copy of it before installing. As always thanks for your help.
>> Regards,  Jim
> Given that you are starting/restarting using SeaMonkey again, I'd
> recommend going straight to 2.6 beta 3:
> [64 bit is at the bottom of the page]

To late I already went with 2.5.  I looked at that but decided to avoid 
the betas for now.

> Reason being is that SeaMonkey also follows the rapid release cycle as
> the browser is primarily Firefox code, and the mail/nntp client is
> slightly modified Thunderbird code. 2.6 will move to release on December 20:
> You'll be able to update to 2.6b4 from the 'Help|Check for Updates', but
> when SM 2.6 goes live, it's best to download the final version as the
> update channel is set to beta in this version. The final version resets
> it back to standard. Or you can modify it yourself in the
> /seamonkey/defaults/pref/channel-prefs.js; change "beta" to "release".

I hope they lag far enough behind that stuff gets caught and fixed 
before it goes out the door. I think I've had more annoying problems 
with Firefox since they started their rapid release program than in all 
the previous years I've used it.

> If you have a lightning calendar, you'll need version 1.1:
> Be aware, that you *can't* go back to your old calendar in 2.03 as the
> formats&  binaries are different. So be sure to back up your calendar
> data. Best is to just use a different profile for 2.03 and for 2.6.

I used to use it but it was way more than I needed.  I find that 
Reminder Fox does what I need.

Regards,  JIm

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