SeaMonkey 2.6.1 contains many more fastness!


An unabashed K-On Christmas with SeaMonkey!

Christmas has come early! Less than a week after reviewing my transition from Thunderbird and Firefox back to SeaMonkey, we've had a 2.6 and 2.6.1 update! :)

According to the release notes:

  • Added support for the HTML5 “context menu” feature (contextmenu attribute)
  • Added Print Preview support to Composer
  • Added update channel indication to About SeaMonkey page (about:)

And under the "Mozilla platform changes" heading:

  • Added Type Inference, significantly improving JavaScript performance
  • Added support for querying Do Not Track status via JavaScript
  • Added support for font-stretch
  • Improved support for text-overflow
  • Improved standards support for HTML5, MathML, and CSS
  • Fixed several stability issues

As MCBastos, Paul Bergsagel and I noted in the newsgroups, the a significant change has been an overall improvement in performance, not just in JavaScript, and especially on my venerable 2006 MacBook Pro.

Thanks to the SeaMonkey team for the present! I know a few of the developers are German, perhaps they're keeping with the tradition of giving and unwrapping presents on Christmas Eve instead ^_^.

As for the fact I'm unabashedly using a gigantic K-On picture with the SeaMonkey icon superimposed… um… Merry Christmas!

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