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.
#19 Re: Fine with me
Friday January 10th, 2003 11:29 AM
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Here is the real problem with Macs and OSX: Essentially you take free BSD and wrap a custom, proprietary UI around it called aqua and restrict the CPU to only Apple specified CPU's excluding cheaper Intel and AMD chips. Then you charge for the time and money it takes to Aqua-fy all your applications and servers like Apache, PHP, MYSQL, Java, etc. And when you are done you charge for it all and the overpriced hardware together. Initially updates are free but then following in MS footsteps the pro versions and newer versions cost money. Also, just the fact that BSD supports three button mouses and was reduced to one clunky one by Apple is enough to make you scream. Sure, sure you might argue Apple gives code back in the form of Darwin. Okay that is great no where is the source to Aqua so I can run it on my Intel box. The latest news about Apple making their own browser called Safari based on the KDE KHTML Konquerer engine is a hoot. Hello people, just use KDE on linux and you won't have to pay Apple for their Aqua-fying proprietary code and restricted features. The only good reason to use a Mac with OSX is if you can't handle typing into a shell and you need advanced video editing or image manipulation software.