What's New in SeaMonkey 2.8

This document outlines a few of the new features implemented in SeaMonkey 2.8, important bugfixes and any new problems. Please note that these changes are relative to SeaMonkey 2.7.

New Features and Fixes

Major Changes
  • New Add-ons Sync engine (install the Add-ons Sync Prefs add-on to enable it in Preferences)
  • Support for migrating from old profiles (before SeaMonkey 2.0) has been dropped (bug 689437).
Fixes in Beta 6
  • A Tabs Toolbar has been added for Thunderbird and Lightning compatibility (bug 721327).
Fixes in Beta 5
  • RSS feeds with isPermaLink=false and no link URL were not properly recognized (bug 723469).
  • Errors attaching anchor parts when sending mail lead to issues with certain signature files (Bug 714825).
Fixes in Beta 4
  • The add-on enabled state was not applied correctly when installing through Sync (bug 712542).
  • MIME parts in a multipart/related context that are not referred to or cannot be displayed inline were no longer available as attachments (bug 674473).
  • onchange and input events were not fired for all form elements upon restore (bug 700144).
  • Background tabs were not set to an inactive state (bug 728096).
Fixes in Beta 3
  • Add-on Sync could fail and make Sync stop working altogether (bug 725083).
  • MIME parts with Content-Disposition: attachment but without file name were not shown (bug 705431).
  • A crash could occur when importing from Outlook (bug 723105).
Fixes in Beta 2
  • The Print button was misaligned in the MailNews toolbar with the Modern theme (bug 722758).
Fixes in Beta 1
  • The Page Info Media tab includes information about video streams from video tags now (bug 485686).
  • Saving the last download directory per site can now be disabled by creating a pref called browser.download.lastDir.savePerSite and setting it to false (bug 702748).
  • The profile path is now shown in Profile Manager tooltips (bug 670561).
  • Middle-clicking the Go button opens a new tab now (bug 708640).
  • Untitled Composer pages are now numbered (bug 102275).
  • The account wizard allows to enter port information now (bug 78357).
  • Message Filters feature a "Mark as unread" action now (bug 376546).
  • DSPAM, Bogofilter and POPFile options have been added to "Trust junk mail headers set by" (bug 687520).
  • CPU load in the Download Manager UI during downloads has been reduced (bug 701051).
  • View Source is now enabled for .eml files (bug 704016).
  • It is now possible to import/save e-mail messages from .eml text files to folders (bug 700899).

See Firefox 11.0 Bug Fixes for a list of bugs that have been fixed for the corresponding Firefox release, and Thunderbird 11.0 Release Notes for Thunderbird (major changes only).