Mac Builds Arrive!

Monday December 14th, 1998

New Mac builds are here! Head over to our fetchBuilds page to try out a Mac build of Gecko now! Win32 and Linux also have new builds today, so users on those platforms also have something to download.

Also, new tarballs have been put on the server for Linux/Unix/Win32 and for Macs. These are also available on our fetchBuilds page.

#1 Re:Mac Builds Arrive!

by ThoraX695

Monday December 14th, 1998 6:12 PM

WOW! :-) Can we have some new Mac screenshots soon?

#2 Re:Mac Builds Arrive!

by ThoraX695

Monday December 14th, 1998 6:24 PM

Rule #1: Check the screenshots before you post. Sorry...

#3 Crash on latest linux builds

by Stuart Ballard

Tuesday December 15th, 1998 8:59 AM

I've had this same problem with every linux build I've downloaded, including the very latest snapshot (down to 7.5Mb, woohoo ;) ). I don't know whether to post this to bugzilla or whether it's a problem with what I'm doing to run it. I do:

export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=~/package export MOZILLA_HOME=~/package cd ~/package ./xpviewer

I get a LOAD of debug diagnostics, then a window that looks vaguely promising (is it supposed to have its own colormap?) and then a core dump.

The debug diagnostics look roughly like:

nsWidget::Resize(54, 40) - nsWindow 0xblahblahb no paint

after a load of those, I get the window appearing and the following text:

resize event handler: allocation->w=620 ... (other stuff) XP_GetString replacement needed

Then a ton more diagnostics which just look like hex numbers, then a message "Aborted (core dumped)".

Does this sound like a known problem with an easy fix (ie, I'm doing something wrong), or is it an unknown bug that I should file in Bugzilla?

I don't know where else to ask about this - I don't want to bother the people in the newsgroups unless it's a real problem.

Thanks, Stuart (sballard.netreach@net swap at and dot)

#4 FDGB.

by Brian Vincent

Tuesday December 15th, 1998 12:11 PM

Yeah, 7.5 MB - pretty cool.

Yep, same problem. I thought for a minute is was only when a mouse event occured in the window. Then I took my hand off the mouse and it still bombed.

I'm running RedHat 5.2 on a Pentium 100.

Oh well, I certainly didn't expect it to work.

#5 Re:Mac Builds Arrive!

by Byronn

Wednesday December 16th, 1998 12:36 AM

I have seen the pref box of the win builds and know there is an effort to swap NS5 whereever IE rears itself. Does anybody know if there is an endeavor to make an active desktop-ish feature for NS5 for mac? Byron

#6 What I want for the Mac build

by J.

Friday December 18th, 1998 2:16 PM

The Mac version of Netscape is sooo crippled compared to the Windoze version.

Here's what I want most from mozilla, besides the obvious memory and efficiency retooling:

-ability to reload frames -a history file that follows all browser windows and doesn't get lost on restart -csh-style location field, where you begin typing and it 'remembers' the rest, if it's somewhere you've been before

These are things that ought to be in the Navigator standalone, but I can't get to work. I so despise that bloatware Communicator.