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Thursday January 9th, 2003

We've previously reported that the Classic Mac OS build of Mozilla is transitioning to port status but now it looks like the build could be removed from the tree altogether. In a posting to netscape.public.mozilla.seamonkey, Asa Dotzler has announced that no maintainer for the Mac Classic port has been found. If nobody steps forward by next Wednesday, the Classic Mac OS build will be removed from CVS.

In related news, mozilla.org is also moving the Mac OS X nightly and milestone builds from FizzillaCFM to FizzillaMach. This change will reap several performance benefits and will also make the builds easier to maintain. It is hoped that this transition will be complete in time for the release of Mozilla 1.3.


#11 Re: What's a Mach-O?

by arsa

Friday January 10th, 2003 9:02 AM

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Basicaly, CFM version is using a special library created by Apple to simplify the move from OS9 to OSX for the developers. It's called Carbon. The main thing that it simplifies is *nix style programming, i.e. you don't need to know it :)

Now, FizzillaMach is using that *nix style backend and new OSX frontend, basicaly reusing already existing *nix backend that was developed for mozilla and slapping OSX frontend on it.

read more here: <http://www.mozilla.org/ports/fizzilla/>