Apr 27 2009
Today marks the start of a new weekly feature on MacMerc, Trouble Shooting Tuesday. If you have a question that you’d like answered, please submit it to email@example.com
Question: I’ve noticed that all 0.7 Camino Nightly Builds have been severely less stable than the original 0.7 release. Why is this? I thought the builds were supposed to improve.
Answer: Actually, the builds are improving. The reason for the current nightly builds instability is due to the fact that the Camino team is working on merging the Camino code with the Mozilla 1.4 code (Chimera was based on Moz 1.0.1). They are constantly making changes to the Moz 1.4 code to help it fit Camino better. Picture yourself building the most stable house ever built. The frame is solid, the structure is beautiful, but at the same time, you’re repairing it’s foundation. At any time, that entire house could collapse, but if you build the foundation right, the house will last forever. The Mozilla code is what makes Camino a browser, without it, it’s just a nifty GUI with a few features. So, you should expect a few problems while the code is being implemented.