Robert Kaiser, SeaMonkey lead developer posted a proposal of goals for SeaMonkey 2, the next major update to the integrated Mozilla-based Internet suite.
Among the most notable changes suggested is improving SeaMonkey extensibility, toolbar customization and a visual refresh for better integration with the operating systems.
Another major update could be an automated and more efficient updating system, like Firefox’s which allows automatic and super quick updates which translates on a more secure web experience. Currently, SeaMonkey users have to download the whole installer to get the necessary patches. Add the fact that the SeaMonkey installer is twice as large as Firefox’s and we will have plenty of reasons to welcome this goal.
While SeaMonkey 2 won’t be available until after Firefox 3 release (featuring Mozilla 1.9, Mozilla platform’s next major overahul), work is already in progress on several fronts. The latest trunk build (pre Alpha) already features an updated theme.