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.
Saturday January 11th, 2003 7:29 PM
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"Then you charge for the time and money it takes to Aqua-fy all your applications and servers like Apache, PHP, MYSQL, Java, etc."
Since when do you aqua-fy servers?
"Initially updates are free but then following in MS footsteps the pro versions and newer versions cost money."
Yeah companies aren't allowed to make 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."
OS X supports multi-button mice. I have one I would know.
" 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."
They have to give back everything?
"The latest news about Apple making their own browser called Safari based on the KDE KHTML Konquerer engine is a hoot."
Its still open source and pretty standards compliant, and they are making it better. Why is this bad?
"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."
Hello yourself. Not everyone can "just use KDE on linux". As previously stated you have the shell on OS X and all your unix goodies plus you have a whole bunch of really great software and a great interface. I wouldn't call that restricted features, its more features.
Learn about things before you claim to be right.