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.
#31 Re: Big loss for me
Saturday January 11th, 2003 7:20 AM
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Also one has to remember that Mac Classic is just being removed from the CVS tree going forward, they're not going to delete all the history. Unless some major security bug is found or something, Mac users can happily carry on using 1.2.1. Even in event that a major security hole is found, if someone has a little time they can take the existing code from CVS, fix that thing, and rebuild to make an unofficial 1.2.2 or whatever. It's always a shame that new development will stop, but the existing stuff isn't really lost...