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Mozilla in openSUSE 11.2

October 27th, 2009

As you most likely know openSUSE 11.2 is about to be released really soon now. I want to give a short overview what will be in there from the Mozilla side of things:

  • Firefox 3.5.4 featuring susefox and KDE integration
    openSUSE’s Firefox contains some modifications which allows it to integrate a lot nicer into KDE thanks to LuboÅ¡ Luňák who did most of the work on that. Below is a video which shows the new features when using Firefox in KDE.
  • Thunderbird 3.0b4
    The latest beta release of the new Thunderbird. It has a few known glitches still but we’ll update as soon as version 3 gets finally released.
  • SeaMonkey 2.0
    The shiny new successor of the old Mozilla suite in its final 2.0 release.
  • Experimental support for shared certificate databases
    This is not really new in 11.2 but was shipped in 11.1 for the first time. I’m going to write about the feature and how it can be used and set up in a next post soon.
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  1. gumb
    October 28th, 2009 at 14:23 | #1

    Also perhaps worth a mention, although not an official Mozilla project AFAIK, is KompoZer, a fork of the old Nvu website creation software, back in development again after years of neglect. I hope the version in openSUSE will be updated to the latest beta 1 or higher after the distro release.

    I believe SeaMonkey will now change its installation path to ~/.mozilla/seamonkey – will the same be true of Thunderbird? Would be nice to have all these apps in one place.

  2. October 28th, 2009 at 14:33 | #2

    Right, KompoZer is there. I’m not directly responsible for that so not sure right now. I also skipped Sunbird in the post as there is still only the 0.9 version out there.
    Thunderbird 3 won’t use the mozilla profile prefix. It’s basically upstream’s choice and I’m not sure about the reasons.

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