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.
#22 Re: Big loss for me.
Friday January 10th, 2003 12:49 PM
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I would also concure; I work for a school where we will simply not be able to upgrade all of our Macs to OSX in the near future. In fact, it might be several years before OS Classic disappears (the darn machines just don't stop!). I would second one of the other posters and say that yes, perhaps it's too expensive (WRT manpower) for future 1.3+ builds, but why break the 1.0.2+ builds for classic Mac right now? Why not continue to support the security and bug fixes on a quality MacOS browser at least for the stable release? I'm just hopeful that is what will happen...