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Sunday April 4th, 1999

MozillaZine readers Ho-Sheng Hsiao and Oliver White (aka cyanide) have written essays regarding recent events in the Mozilla community. The first, on the benefits of downloadable chrome, can be read here (or, click Full Article below). The second, musings on Mozilla and Open Source, can be found here. You can also get to the second essay by clicking the "Next" link at the end of the first essay.

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#23 Re:MozillaZine Readers Sound Off

by Robin Colgrove <robin@alumni.caltech.edu>

Thursday April 8th, 1999 11:30 AM

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Thanks to Chris Knoll for replying to my message. Let me provide a little more detail. In my lab I run both MacOS8.5 and ppcLinux,2.2.1 kernel. I was running M3 on my G3 Powerbook. I had not been able to crash this machine no matter what I did until trying to use apprunner. Then, I got a repeated crash when trying to access various pages. These crashes required a hard reboot and when restarting, the Powerbook could not read the system file on the internal HD. I had to boot from a CD, replace the system folder and then everything was OK again. Foolishly, I tried using apprunner again and got the same result. That's when I gave up on M3. My more general point is that developmental software has to reach a threshold of stability before general testing so that it does not take unacceptable amounts of time away from our Real Jobs or Real Lives. I do not know how this crash was caused but I did want to alert people to the potential problem. I am hoping M4 will be more stable.