SeaMonkey rolled back

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.

Posted on 24 Dec 2010, 16:54


Posted on 24 Dec 2010, 17:34 by ozsouth
2.0.11 OK with me
Might be my slow arthritic fingers, but on both my 2003 Toshiba & 2010 Compaq, no scrolling problem.

Posted on 24 Dec 2010, 18:07 by Sage
Smart move - thanks.
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 AND NOW 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...

Posted on 24 Dec 2010, 22:23 by ttuuxxx
SeaMonkey rolled back
Hi barry that page had 32 errors on it, maybe that's it.

Posted on 25 Dec 2010, 4:18 by Bm
SeaMonkey 2.0.11
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

Posted on 25 Dec 2010, 6:45 by broomdodger
jemimah's Fluppy10 with Midori
+1 for Midori
seems to work well on all sites I usually read.

Posted on 25 Dec 2010, 8:41 by scsijon
same with ffox
same results with the site and ffox 369, maybe really a site problem

Posted on 25 Dec 2010, 12:25 by PaulBx1
I've seen this
I've tried Seamonkey 2.0.9 and 2.0.10 in Lupu 511 and both have a problem that I call "rubberband" scrolling, as if your connection of the cursor to the scroll bar is through a rubber band. On some sites it is very hard to scroll to the place you want, because it keeps overshooting.

Posted on 25 Dec 2010, 20:17 by Jota
Stupid decision??
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!!

Posted on 25 Dec 2010, 22:35 by FeodorF
Please check SM-2.0.11 again
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

Posted on 26 Dec 2010, 7:24 by 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.

Posted on 27 Dec 2010, 6:18 by BarryK
SM rolled forward again
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.

Posted on 29 Dec 2010, 8:35 by 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.