What's New in SeaMonkey 1.1.18

This document outlines a few of the new features implemented in SeaMonkey 1.1.18, important bugfixes and any new problems. See the "rough changelog" for a more comprehensive list of 1.1.18 fixes. Please note that these changes are relative to SeaMonkey 1.1.17.

New Features and Fixes


New Issues

These are items that have been added to the Known Issues page since the last release (SeaMonkey 1.1.17), although the bugs themselves may have existed previously.

  • Starting from SeaMonkey 1.1.18, the same library for secure connections as as in Firefox 3 is used, which does stricter checking for wildcard certificates. A wildcard can only match one domain level now, e.g. a *.mozilla.org certififcate does match addons.mozilla.org but not en-US.addons.mozilla.org now.
    This is not a bug, SeaMonkey is actually following the specification correctly now and was not doing it correctly before.
  • The Java Embedding Plugin that ships with SeaMonkey 1.1.18 is not compatible with Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" - visiting a website that runs a Java applet will result in a crash. Snow Leopard users are therefore strongly adviced to manually upgrade the plugin to the latest version (currently The Java Embedded Plugin can be downloaded from SourceForge, for installation instructions see the readme file that is shipped with the plugin package.