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Mozilla 1 for Classic Mac OS
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Apr 28, 2002, 03:07 AM
 
I guess this is the best MacNN forum for this...

I want to encourage any Mac OS 8.x users to e-mail Mozilla.org or post to the Mozilla newsgroups support for an OS 8 version of Mozilla 1. I was dissappointed to learn that it would not run on my OS 8.6 box, especially since it is supported on so many other much more obscure platforms (I mean, come on guys, how many people seriously browse the web with a VMS or AIX box?).

The problem seems to be with a bug that the main team seems to have decided not to address, and (lazily) they just made the official release require OS 9 and up. If it were any platform but Mac OS I might be able to find that bug and fix it myself; however, CodeWarrior Pro is required to compile Mozilla on the Mac.

(Dubious, eh, for an open-source browser to require a specific non-free compiler? Back in the day the *nix gurus working on an open-source browser would have never allowed this! It kinda defeats the purpose...)

Anyway, if you have the means and the knowledge to work on this bug yourself, I would applaud you heavily for doing so. Otherwise, write to Mozilla.org!!!

Thanks for your support,
Chris
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