Today, I installed Seamonkey internet application suite (Browser, Mail Client, IRC Client and Composor) on my Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon desktop
It can be downloaded from http://www.seamonkey-project.org/releases/
I downloaded the Linux/x86_64 .tar.bz2 and followed installation instrctions specified in the Seamonkey site:
- Create a directory named “seamonkey2” (mkdir seamonkey2) and change to that directory (cd seamonkey2).
- Click the link on the site you’re downloading SeaMonkey from to download the package (seamonkey-2.*.tar.bz2) file into the seamonkey2 directory.
- Decompress the file with the following command:tar jxvf seamonkey-2.*.tar.bz2This creates a “seamonkey” directory under your seamonkey2 directory.
- Change to the seamonkey directory (cd seamonkey).
- Run SeaMonkey with the following command:./seamonkey
Step 5 above is to launch from the terminal, If you need to launch from menu,
- Navigate to /usr/share/applications folder as root user (right click in this folder ans select – ‘Open as Root’ option. Enter root password)
- Create a new file called Seamonkey.desktop
- Edit the file with a Text Editor and the following entries. Save and exit.
[Desktop Entry] Type=Application Name=SeaMonkey Exec=/home/<username>/seamonkey2/seamonkey/seamonkey Icon=/home/<username>/seamonkey2/seamonkey/chrome/icons/default/seamonkey.png Terminal=false Categories=Internet;
Now, you can see the SeaMonkey shortcut from Menu.
You can also see it added to my dock at the bottom
Below is a screenshot of browser: In the bottom of the browser window bar, you can see launch options for – browser, mail, composer, address book and IRC chat
Overall SeaMonkey is an interesting suite of apps. It is also opensource and free to install.