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.
#20 Re: Classic Mac OS support must not be abandoned!
Friday January 10th, 2003 12:32 PM
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Actually, the fraction of Mozilla Mac downloads that are OS 9 is below 25% at this point and dropping precipitously (it was over 50% about a year ago, iirc). So I very much doubt that many target users are being lost...
Yes, it's a pity. As I mentioned in another post, suggest an alternative given the lack of people to work on this (are you offering up people to maintain it)?
It's not that we're dropping it because we want to; we're dropping it because not one person has stepped up to maintain it.