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dark_yux
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Yes, another Sea Monkey post.

Are there going to be any updates for the SeaMonkey Launcher? What about a official Portable Apps release of InkScape?

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2.0

Not until SeaMonkey hits 2.0. There's no reason to actively support it until then as no one should be using the 2.0 builds for anything important/real. Actively updating something that's only putting out nightly releases is complex and a generally a bad use of limited portable app developer time. We'll do a full test release around the time it hits the release candidate phase. We probably won't be doing portable betas and release candidates as we do with Firefox as SeaMonkey is far less popular.

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Ok

When It does hit 2.0 will you release the full program "portablized" instead of just a launcher and if need be, how will I be able to update the current launcher? I'm really enjoying SeaMonkey.:)

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I've said a few times now, when it's final, we'll package it. We just won't be supporting it to the level of Firefox (each beta and release candidate) as it's far less popular.

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old Mozilla

Just a thought...
Do you know if anyone has ever done the old Mozilla Suite? I did a search and found nothing; results were extremely general. Yea, it has gone out of support, but it still is a separate project from seamonkey and has a bit more...(hmm, maybe) "seniority", and was much more popular than seamonkey in it's time. I have often thought about making it portable before; it would be an easy project: once the launcher is completed and thoroughly tested, no further updates (besides minor bug fixes) would have to be done. I thought you (John) might have already done it though, as you have already taken all the other Mozilla apps.

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Seamonkey is the new name of

Seamonkey is the new name of the Mozilla Suite (in effect). It's not a different product, it is the same product with a different name and icon, and being actively worked on. "Seniority" is an interesting term for Mozilla Suite; other terms might be "legacy" and "unsupported".

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You're right...

Sigh...
That was me thinking wishfully of doing something easy...
Oh well. "Legacy" and "unsupported" really are better describers of the old Mozilla.
BTW, the actual story is that after Mozilla dropped support and development of the suite, the community on Mozilla.org picked up the project to continue. It had to rename it to seamonkey (the original suite's codename), make new icons/logos, and start the versions at 1 again. Other than that, you're right, Seamonkey is the old Mozilla Suite. It is the same product, but a separate project.

As far as legacy goes... I still use Mosaic and Netscape Navigator. (I'm Kidding) Blum

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Nah

I used to use the Mozilla Suite, myself... but it isn't supported and has known security issues, so no one should be using it now. SeaMonkey is just the next version (it's only a name change) but the 1.x releases left out the -profile switch that we use for all other Mozilla apps. It keeps everything in APPDATA and uses a binary file to map profiles which make portablization difficult. And it seems like overkill to work hard on the 1.x branch when the 2.0 release may actually get some use and does support the -profile switch.

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