The SeaMonkey project is a community effort to develop the SeaMonkey all-in-one internet application suite (see below). Such a software suite was previously made popular by Netscape and Mozilla, and the SeaMonkey project continues to develop and deliver high-quality updates to this concept. Containing an Internet browser, email & newsgroup client with an included web feed reader, HTML editor, IRC chat and web development tools, SeaMonkey is sure to appeal to advanced users, web developers and corporate users.
Under the hood, SeaMonkey uses much of the same Mozilla source code which powers such successful siblings as Firefox, Thunderbird, Camino, Sunbird and Miro. Legal backing is provided by the Mozilla Foundation.
SeaMonkey 2.1 Alpha 3 contains the following major changes relative to SeaMonkey 2.1 Alpha 2:
- The browser can now be themed with Personas (lightweight themes).
- The bookmarks system has been reworked to use the Places framework shared with Firefox.
- SeaMonkey now defaults to tabbed browsing instead of opening new windows.
- More compatibility with Firefox' tabbrowser API.
- The tab bar received a visual refresh.
- Address book toolbars can now be customized.
- Find in Page now works with a toolbar instead of a modal window.
- Gopher support has been removed.
- Web developers can animate content using CSS Transitions.
- XPCOM registration has been changed.
- The W3C Indexed Database API is now available to websites.