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SeaMonkey rolled back

December 24, 2010 — BarryK
Wary 104 testers have reported a slight but annoying delay when scrolling with SM 2.0.11.

This site was given as an example:

I have compared with SM 2.0.7, and yes, there does seem to be a difference.

I have not seen the changelog, but 2.0.7 has a bug with scrolling, the page scrolling too far when you try to scroll just a bit, and my guess is they tried to fix it. But, it is a very bad fix.

So, for Wary final I am rolling back to SM 2.0.7.


2.0.11 OK with me

Smart move - thanks.
Username: Sage
"Didn't notice any issues with 2.0.7. Might want to look at jemimah's Fluppy10 with Midori. This is one clever lady; it seems to work on most machines, USB, CF, Frugal [i]AND NOW[/i] FULL on HD! I prefer Claws but there are plenty of emailing options of smaller size (or zero for webmail). Cannot see any persuasive argument for a fully integrated comms suite and there may be some reasons to separate the various functions, esp as jem. has described how to link Midori with Claws for those who insist. Anyone for cricket...

SeaMonkey rolled back
Username: ttuuxxx
"Hi barry that page had 32 errors on it, maybe that's it.

SeaMonkey 2.0.11
Username: B
m"Tried with Lucid 5.1. and SeaMonkey 2.0.11 directly downloaded from Mozilla's site. I tried several pages from different menu's and don't have the problem. However sites with heavy graphic/flashy things gives indeed this issue. But I think I got this before 2.0.7 already

jemimah's Fluppy10 with Midori
Username: broomdodger
"+1 for Midori seems to work well on all sites I usually read.

Stupid decision??
Username: Jota
"Hi! Barry, maybe you don't like my words, but the decision to not use the latest Seamonkey, is at least, a very precipitate one (some may call it "stupid") Between 2.0.7 and 2.0.11 there was many security fixes, including one "big hole" that was already being exploited by malicious sites. So, you are trading security for a faster scroll... that does not seem to me a smart move, but as always, you're the boss...... (FYI, the problem with the scrolling only happens on some sites with bad written JS, and it helps if you disable "smooth scrolling") A very good Christmas for you and your family and enjoy your holidays!!

Please check SM-2.0.11 again
Username: FeodorF
"If I am trying to test the given address: it is going to take 12 seconds before all the data has been send from this host (on a 244KB/sec line). Have you ever watched -blinky- closely? If you try to scroll while data is still transmitted (page buildup not completed) scrolling will be messed up. Regards, Feodor

Username: gcmartin
"I having seen this problem when comparing couple systems side by side using old vs new. I'm sure you already know this, but, if you do decide to roll, would you or someone report this to SeaMonkey development. Everyone could benefit. Cheers everyone! Enjoy the season.

SM rolled forward again
Username: BarryK
"Yeah, I agree it is not the best to roll SM back. I have restored version 2.0.11. We will be moving to 2.1 soon anyway (probably). Note, smooth scrolling is already off by default.

Username: ttuuxxx
"Hi Barry as smooth scrolling goes, I'm using 4 series and when I went to that website, I would of given it a 2 out of 10 for smooth scrolling with smooth scrolling turned off. The new Commodore 64 web page I would of given it a 0.5 out of 10 for scrolling. Yes even a worse site. It slowed the pc down to a point where I thought it crashed. But then I had an idea, changing the video driver, by default the nv video driver was being loaded by xorg wizard at bootup, so I've been using that for my NV video card, But I switched to Vesa video driver, what a difference, I would now give a 8 out of 10 it has just a tiny bit lag, and the commodore 64 page I would give it a 9.5 out of ten, what a complete turn around. At my end its more of a video driver issue than website coding issue. Ps aren't those new Commodore 64's going to be nice, they have pretty good spec's, I can't wait to get one :) They really blow away the Gecko Surfboard. I also am wondering if the new Commodore Operating System, Workbench 5 is linux based. ttuuxxx

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