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, 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, 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.

#6 Simple answer: resources

by Gerv

Tuesday December 17th, 2002 4:24 AM

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> Why drop Mac OS 8 and 9 support when only 1 in 5 Mac users yet use OS X ?

Because 3 in 4 Mozilla milestone downloaders use Mac OS X, and because continuing Mac OS 9 development requires people willing to do it - and no-one's stepped up to the plate.