Development of the SeaMonkey Internet Application suite software wouldn't be
possible without the vibrant community of developers and users that form the
This page gives you some pointers of how to get in contact or be a part of our community. For a perspective of the wider Mozilla community that we are a part of, read the mozilla.org community page.
- Newsgroups / Mailing Lists
- IRC - Internet Relay Chat
- User Support and Discussion
- Add-Ons for SeaMonkey
- Reporting a Bug
Newsgroups / Mailing Lists
The main channel of community activity within the SeaMonkey project are the
newsgroups hosted at mozilla.org, each of which are mirrored as mailing lists.
Please read the mozilla.org developer forums page for more info about those groups / lists. This page also lists lots of similar forums for other mozilla.org projects as well as technical topics related to Mozilla technology.
Please read the Mozilla forum etiquette document for posting rules and conventions.
End-user support, ask user questions about SeaMonkey here.
This forum is for code questions, project management and development discussion within the SeaMonkey project.
IRC - Internet Relay Chat
Lots of SeaMonkey developers and users also gather on IRC in the #seamonkey channel on irc.mozilla.org (This link should directly take you into the channel when you're using SeaMonkey with the ChatZilla IRC Client installed, which you should have with a full installation.)
News from different parts of the Mozilla project and the SeaMonkey project are also published on developers' and projects' weblogs ("blogs"). Those provide current information about development and releases as well as interesting insights of what's happening in the community and can usually be read conveniently with a feed reader application or SeaMonkey extension.
- SeaMonkey Project Blog
The official SeaMonkey weblog reports about final and for-testing releases, development news and other topics related to the SeaMonkey project.
User Support and Discussion
A community product like SeaMonkey heavily relies on users building a support and discussion network to help each other with questions and problems regarding the use of the software. This is happening directly at mozilla.org through the above mentioned communication channels, and in several other places, the most important of which are listed in this section.
- MozillaZine Forums
The web forums of the oldest Mozilla online magazine, covering thousands of SeaMonkey-related topics.
- Knowledge Base
Also hosted at MozillaZine, the knowledge base offers lots of help for users of our software.
- SeaMonkey Help
Contributed by a long-time SeaMonkey fan, this page hosts various user support documents as well as a document describing the differences between Firefox/Thunderbird and SeaMonkey very well.
Add-Ons for SeaMonkey
As SeaMonkey can be extended with numerous add-ons, there's also a vivid community of people who provide such extensions and themes. There are several websites that provide lists and install possibilities for those add-ons.
- Add-Ons for SeaMonkey
The official SeaMonkey Add-Ons website is hosted by Mozilla, please use this as your primary source for add-ons.
The mozdev.org site is hosting numerous Mozilla-related projects, among those is a big number of add-ons working with SeaMonkey.
- Modified Firefox Extensions
The xSidebar extension provides Firefox-style sidebar support in SeaMonkey and hosts a list of add-ons that were originally developed for Firefox but modified to work with SeaMonkey.
Other Web Resources
- Bill Gianopoulos home page hosting unofficial builds
If you want to test a new build this page provides some bleeding edge releases with fixes still in review or not fully done. As with all unofficial releases be careful and have a full backup of your profile ready. Downgrading to prior versions was never and will not be supported.
- Planet Mozilla
Planet Mozilla is a central hub for Mozilla-related weblogs and features all kinds of news and developer statements from all around our big community, of which the SeaMonkey project is only one part.
Reporting a Bug
Any change that is made to SeaMonkey requires a so-called "bug" to be filed in Mozilla's bug tracking system Bugzilla. A "bug" is basically a change request and uniquely identified by a numerical ID. A bug can be about a defect in the software, a feature request or an idea of how to improve exiting functionality.
Anyone can file a bug. All you need is a Bugzilla account, which is free. But since the goal is to get bugs fixed, it is vital that bug reports are as precise as possible. Please read the Bug Writing Guidelines before you file your first bug.