Mark Banner | 1 Mar 21:50 2010

Thunderbird 3.0.3 is now available for download

Thunderbird 3.0.3 is now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux for free 
download:

http://getthunderbird.com/

This release fixes an issue with mail folders for some users who updated 
to Thunderbird 3.0.2.

As part of Mozilla’s ongoing security and stability update process, we 
strongly recommend that all Thunderbird users upgrade to this release. 
If you already have Thunderbird 3.0, you will receive an automated 
update notification within 24 to 48 hours. You can also manually fetch 
this update by selecting “Check for Updates…” from the Help menu.

For a list of changes and more information, please review the 
Thunderbird release notes at:

http://www.mozillamessaging.com/thunderbird/3.0.3/releasenotes/
Benjamin Smedberg | 3 Mar 15:54 2010
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Mozilla Developer Preview (Gecko 1.9.3a2) available for download

A Mozilla Developer Preview is now available for download. This is the 
second pre-release version of the Gecko 1.9.3 platform, which forms the core 
of Firefox and other Mozilla projects.

Out-of-Process Plugins

The main feature of this release is out-of-process plugins: on Windows and 
Linux, plugins such as Flash and Silverlight run in a separate process from 
the browser. If a plugin crashes it will not crash the browser, and 
unresponsive plugins are automatically restarted. (Note that we are working 
on this for Macs as well, but is not part of this preview release.) We are 
making this preview release available so that it can get wider testing and 
generate feedback.

Performance Improvements

  * We’ve removed link history lookup from the main thread and made it
    asynchronous. This results in less I/O during page loads and improves
    overall browser responsiveness.
  * Loading the HTML5 spec no longer causes very long browser pauses.
  * A large number of layout performance improvements have been made,
    including work around DOM access times, color management performance,
    text area improvements and many other hot spots in the layout engine.
  * The JavaScript engine has many improvements: String handling is
    improved, faster closures, some support for recursion in TraceMonkey to
    name a few.
  * Improvements to the performance of repainting HTML in <foreignObject>.
  * Strings are not copied between the main DOM code and web workers,
    improving performance for threaded JavaScript which moves large pieces
    of data between threads.
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Robert Kaiser | 17 Mar 03:35 2010
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Support For SeaMonkey 1.x Dropped

In January 2006, SeaMonkey 1.0 was released, a 1.1 release followed a 
year later. Another three years later, the SeaMonkey project is 
discontinuing support for the SeaMonkey 1.x series today in favor of 
SeaMonkey 2.0, which is not only more modern, but also maintained for 
stability and security problems.

As the SeaMonkey 1.x series no longer receives security updates, due to 
resource constraints, the SeaMonkey team strongly urges users of that 
series to upgrade. Additionally, the team continues to strongly urge 
people still using the old Mozilla Suite or Netscape 4, 6 or 7 to 
upgrade to the new SeaMonkey 2.0 version. All these older software 
packages suffer from a large, and steadily increasing, number of 
security vulnerabilities because they are no longer being maintained.

Everyone on reasonably modern operating systems is urged to switch to 
the newest release available for free download from the open source 
project's website at www.seamonkey-project.org, providing the familiar 
suite functionality in a remodernized application with additional 
features and fully up to date security.
For the few who can't afford that, a last 1.x release is available.
SeaMonkey 1.1.19 does fix a few security issues, but not all known 
security vulnerabilites, some of which may even be grave. Those are only 
fixed in the new SeaMonkey 2.0, which will continue to be maintained for 
quite some time and updated for any security issues as they might arise, 
while the team is working on evolving the well-known suite even further 
in future versions.

Full news article:
http://www.seamonkey-project.org/news#2010-03-16

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Christian Legnitto | 31 Mar 01:15 2010

Firefox 3.5.9 and 3.0.19 now available for download

As part of Mozilla's ongoing security and stability update process, Firefox 3.5.9 and Firefox 3.0.19 are
now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux for free download.  As always, we recommend that users keep up to
date with the latest stability and support versions of Firefox, and encourage all our users to upgrade to
the very latest version, Firefox 3.6.2.

Firefox 3.6.2: http://firefox.com/
Firefox 3.5.9: http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/all-older.html

We strongly recommend that all Firefox users upgrade to these releases. If you already have Firefox, you
will receive an automated update notification within 24 to 48 hours.

Please note: This is the last planned security and stability release for Firefox 3.0. All users are
encouraged to upgrade to Firefox 3.6 by downloading it from http://firefox.com/ or by selecting "Check
for Updates..." from the Help menu when using Firefox 3.5.9 or 3.0.19.

For a list of changes and more information, please review the Firefox release notes at: 

Firefox 3.6.2: http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/3.6.2/releasenotes/
Firefox 3.5.9: http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/3.5.9/releasenotes/
Firefox 3.0.19: http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/3.0.19/releasenotes/ 
Mark Banner | 30 Mar 18:21 2010

Thunderbird 3.0.4 is now available for download

Thunderbird 3.0.4 is now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux for free 
download:

http://getthunderbird.com/

As part of Mozilla’s ongoing security and stability update process, we 
strongly recommend that all Thunderbird users upgrade to this release. 
If you already have Thunderbird 3.0, you will receive an automated 
update notification within 24 to 48 hours. You can also manually fetch 
this update by selecting “Check for Updates…” from the Help menu.

For a list of changes and more information, please review the 
Thunderbird release notes at:

http://www.mozillamessaging.com/thunderbird/3.0.4/releasenotes/
Robert Kaiser | 30 Mar 17:01 2010
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SeaMonkey 2.0.4 Security Update

As part of Mozilla's ongoing stability and security update process, 
SeaMonkey 2.0.4 is now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux as a free 
download from www.seamonkey-project.org.

We strongly recommend that all SeaMonkey and old suite users upgrade to 
this latest release. If you already have SeaMonkey 2.0, you will receive 
an automated update notification within 24 to 48 hours. This update can 
also be applied manually by selecting "Check for Updates..." from the 
Help menu.

For a list of changes and more information, please review the SeaMonkey
2.0.4 Release Notes.

Note: All users of the outdated SeaMonkey 1.x, Mozilla or Netscape 
suites are encouraged to upgrade to SeaMonkey 2.0 by downloading it from 
www.seamonkey-project.org.

Full news article:
http://www.seamonkey-project.org/news#2010-03-30

Downloads for all available platforms and languages:
http://www.seamonkey-project.org/releases/

Release notes:
http://www.seamonkey-project.org/releases/seamonkey2.0.4

System Requirements:
http://www.seamonkey-project.org/doc/2.0/system-requirements

Robert Kaiser
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