Ben T. Fender composed on 2021-04-04 21:04 (UTC-0400):
On Sun, 4 Apr 2021 23:47:32 +0200 "Carlos E.R." wrote:
Christian Boltz wrote:
seamonkey cannot be considered maintained upstream well enough anymore. Last release was in Sep 2019 but the platform code is based on Gecko 52.9.0 released June 2018. It does not build for TW and even if we can fix it it cannot be considered secure enough to be used anymore. If possible I will provide updates in the mozilla repo
A nice explanation of what the problems are was posted by one of the maintainers on "nntp:alt.os.linux.suse". I asked him to also post that information in this thread, or give me permission to forward it here.
So what else is there between nedit & composter that runs on Tumbleweed?
Not secured or maintained is an opinion that differs from that of its maintainers and developers. Undoing FF regressions keeps them busy most of the time, yet they manage to include security fixes. Official latest is 2.53.7. I still use 2.49.5 more than all other browsers combined, including SM 2.53.7 Chromium, Palemoon, Falkon and a bunch of Firefox releases.
If SM Composer floats your boat, I can't think of any reason not to use it, regardless which version or where you get it from.