Mac UB standalones and OS versions
Peter T. Evensen
pevensen at siboneylg.com
Mon Jun 4 15:33:14 CDT 2007
I thought altBrowser was never supported on 10.2.8, only on 10.3 and later.
Microsoft did change things with the Speech API. Remember how SAPI 4
and SAPI 5 weren't compatible? You had to pick which DLL you ran for Rev.
Chipp Walters wrote:
> On 6/4/07, Joe Lewis Wilkins <pepetoo at cox.net> 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
> 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
> 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
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