Classic Mac OS Build Likely to be Retired and Removed from Tree
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.
#16 Classic Mac OS support must not be abandoned!
Friday January 10th, 2003 10:14 AM
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With regards to those that choose to say things like "Macs suck" "Macs are too slow" . . . etc . . . All I can say to folks that make such comments like that, if you've never even used a Macintosh before, you have NO RIGHT WHATSOEVER to make such comments. As for the decision to no longer support "Classic" Mac OS builds of Mozilla, that is stupid, especially when at least 80% of all Macintosh users have not yet upgrade to Mac OS X. So, if mozilla.org wants to lose over 80% of Mac users that can test Mozilla, and file bug reports, crash reports and the like, that's their stupid decision. Ever heard of the saying "cutting your nose off too spite your face" . . . ?