Classic Mac OS Builds of Mozilla Transitioning to Port Status
Sunday December 15th, 2002
MacSlash has an article about Mozilla dropping support for Mac OS 8 and 9. The Classic Mac OS build of Mozilla is being moved to port status (i.e. beginning with 1.3 Alpha, mozilla.org will not produce official builds of Mozilla for versions of Mac OS before X). If you're still using Mac OS 8 or 9 and have CarbonLib installed, you may be able to use MozillaCFM, the Carbonised build of Mozilla for Mac OS X. Information about this is available in the 1.3 Alpha Release Notes but note that we haven't tried this ourselves. Eventually, mozilla.org plans to only make FizzillaMach builds of Mozilla for Mac OS X. Microsoft has already stopped making new releases of Internet Explorer for versions of Mac OS before X.
#11 Not OS 9, but other dead OSes?
Wednesday April 9th, 2003 10:24 AM
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So if you follow their logic that OS 9 is a dead OS (which it is) and new versions shouldn't be created for it, then why in the world is OS/2 still supported?
I'd be willing to bet a whole hell of a lot of money that the user base for OS 9 (the ones that can't switch to X) is much larger than OS/2.
My company is unfortunately one of those user bases that *cannot* switch to OS X. Not until some vital, expensive commercial printing software is upgraded and our entire user base and support staff is trained for OS X. This is most likely over a year away. We're stuck between a rock and a hard place with no new browser versions. Because all of our new ERP software (such as Oracle Portal) is web-based, we are really getting our asses kicked.