Mac UB standalones and OS versions

Chipp Walters chipp at
Mon Jun 4 14:47:21 EDT 2007

On 6/4/07, Joe Lewis Wilkins <pepetoo at> wrote:
> never believing in my worst
> of dreams that there would be significant differences between the
> various OSX releases. Was I ever dumb!

Yep.  One of the biggest hassles we had with altBrowser on Mac was how to
keep it working on older OSX versions, as WebKit, which altBrowser for Mac
was built upon, kept changing from version to version, even dot release to
dot release. I'm pretty sure we had a different version of altBrowser for
OSX 10.2.8 than for OSX 10.3 because there was no way around it.

Of course Microsoft couldn't get away with the number of changes and
incompatibilities as their developer user base would not put up with it.
Apple has a much smaller group who are used to wholesale changes in source
code and compatibilties over the years. While we compatibility rev'd
altBrowser on Mac over and over again, we rarely (if ever) did the same on
PC's. Not to say that aren't slew of other probls with Windows (yep, just
try installing a simple screen capture app with 20Mb of .Net 2.0 runtimes!).

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