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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.


#14 Re: Big loss for me.

by bzbarsky

Friday January 10th, 2003 9:43 AM

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No one _wants_ to do this. There is just no manpower to do it. Netscape is not willing to keep maintaining NS7+ for OS9 (NS6 saw about 50% of its downloads on OSX, NS7 saw 70+% of its downloads there, the numbers are even higher for Mozilla builds, of course), and no one else is willing to do it.

So we have two options: Leave it in the tree and let it slowly rot and break as no one maintains it or make it clear what's going on and just remove it.

Yes, it's sad. Please feel free to offer a better solution....