Mozilla Amiga Port To Begin

Tuesday December 29th, 1998

Dale McCrory has for us a link to the new Mozilla Amiga port due to begin coding January first. Dale writes, "This link is for an Amiga port of Mozilla. Yet another platform which Microsoft won't evade. Have a good day."

#1 Re:Mozilla Amiga Port To Begin

by Waldo

Wednesday December 30th, 1998 12:26 AM

Hey, I might be an idiot, but don't the 68k macs basically run off the same chipset as the Amiga?

If it's being ported to amiga, could a 68k mac port be far behind? ( Or maybe there's really no connection...) Anyone know?


#2 Re:Mozilla Amiga Port To Begin

by leaf

Wednesday December 30th, 1998 7:55 PM

So, I'm curious; is there some reason the amiga porting project couldn't have been hosted on

It'd be good to have everyone working out of the same repository, communicating in the same forums.

The code should not fork based on platform; neither should the development effort.

In my opinion... leaf

#3 aMozilla

by ryan

Wednesday December 30th, 1998 10:28 PM

Amiga... what is an amiga? is it a machine, an operating system, or as i will prove a CULT. Why would so many people stand behind the best computer of the 80s. Now Gateway is making a NEW Amiga. It wont run on Amigas so the Amiga must be an operating system. But AmigaOS 4.0 (they skiped some i think) is not compatable with clasic Amiga programs. So Amiga is just a brand name this new OS will be launched first onto the diehards who refuse to use any new operating systems, then like Be, they will move on to the rest of us. What does this have to do with Mozilla, what the hell am i talking about? i have no idea i realy think i'm as crazy a someone using Amigas because they think they are in some way superior. Besides Linux runs on Amiga and so should mozilla. i need a drink, wake me in a hour.

#4 Re:Mozilla Amiga Port To Begin

by arielb

Thursday December 31st, 1998 1:56 PM

amiga is about an idea: it's about making computing easy and fun for anyone. Mozilla is all about ideas too-it's not supposed to be "just another browser."

#5 Re:Mozilla Amiga Port To Begin

by macpeep

Thursday January 7th, 1999 5:02 AM

Waldo: Just because it runs on the same chip doesn't mean the code is portable between two OS's.

Compare the situation to that of Linux vs. Win98.. You can't run Office 2000 on Linux even though the CPU is the same and recompiling it on Linux would be about as useful as recompiling it for BeOS.

Ideally, you could simply recompile a piece of software and it would work on the new platform but most software rely heavily on the OS that they run on.