Classilla 9.0: Installation and Release Notes
This version of Classilla is now obsolete and is no longer supported. A more current version of Classilla is now available.
Classilla is provided to you under the Mozilla Public License.
System RequirementsClassilla requires any Power Macintosh with at least 64MB of RAM (virtual or physical), 50MB of free hard disk space and OS 8.6 or higher. A G3 with 128MB of physical RAM and OS 9.1 is the recommended minimum. (It will run on OS 8.5, but due to various bugs in that release we strongly advise updating to 8.6.)
Classilla is compatible with Apple Virtual Memory and Connectix RAM Doubler 9, but this may cause unpredictable performance problems and is recommended only for those systems with low physical RAM ceilings (such as the PowerBook 1400). You will observe better performance with adequate physical memory and Virtual Memory off, and better still if you use a RAM disk for your cache. You should also make sure you have adequate disk cache in the Memory control panel, as poor disk caching can also slow Classilla down. If you wish to reduce Classilla's memory usage, see below.
InstallationIt is recommended that you start with a fresh system and delete previous profiles and versions of WaMCom, Mozilla and Netscape 7 from your Macintosh, as they may conflict with Classilla's proper operation. In addition, there are new recommended default settings that previous profiles will not incorporate and incorrect versions of these settings may cause adverse performance. To clean your system, delete and remove the WaMCom, Mozilla or Netscape folder from your hard disk, then the Mozilla (or Netscape) folder in your hard disk's Documents folder, then the Mozilla Registry (or Netscape Registry) file in your System Folder's Preferences folder, and then empty the Trash. You may also wish to restart your Macintosh and/or rebuild your desktop to complete the process.
If you wish to keep your old bookmarks, you can save the HTML bookmarks file from your profile and replace it after Classilla starts for the first time. You may also decide to keep your mailbox files, although you will need to re-enter your login and server information. Do not keep or alter any other files.
Classilla is provided as an SMI (Self-Mounting Image) file. To open it, use StuffIt Expander or a similar tool to remove the MacBin wrapper, then double click the .smi file. The image will mount to your Desktop as a virtual disk drive. Drag the Classilla folder inside the virtual disk to your Macintosh's Applications directory to copy it, then drag the virtual disk icon on your desktop to the Trash to unmount it. To start Classilla, open the Classilla folder in your Applications folder and double click the Classilla application. Do not delete or move files in the Classilla folder, as they are essential for its operation.
If you have no profiles (which will be the case if you followed the instructions above), a new default one will be created for you with default settings and bookmarks, and Classilla will try to connect to the default Classilla Start Page. If this occurs successfully, your installation is complete.
Otherwise, if you have an existing WaMCom or Mozilla profile and have decided to preserve it anyway, Classilla will attempt to use it. You should make sure that it acts correctly and that your settings were preserved, and read Known Problems below to determine what settings, if any, need to be changed.
If you are attempting to remove a profile (or your old profile), or add a new one for another user, you can access profiles when Classilla has started up by going to Tools > Manage Profiles.
If you require more memory for other applications, you can reduce Classilla's preferred memory allocation using the Get Info window in the Finder but you should not set it lower than the stated minimum or you may make the application more likely to crash. However, this forces Classilla to rely more heavily on your hard disk and this may adversely affect performance.
If you experience problems, report it with the Classilla Report-A-Bug system. Please do not file issues on Google Code; a triage reviewer will do that for you if needed.
Known Problems (Major)There are multiple known issues in this release of Classilla. Although it's never anyone's intent to release incomplete software, Classilla 9.0 was placed on fast-track due to the loss of WaMCom's availability and some of these issues could not be repaired by the self-imposed July 1st deadline. The most important problems are listed below, all of which are known to affect WaMCom as well. If you experience problems, report it with the Classilla Report-A-Bug system. Please do not file issues on Google Code; a triage reviewer will do that for you if needed.
New FeaturesThe following new features are introduced in this release of Classilla.
Issues Repaired (Major)The following major issues were repaired in this release of Classilla. Relevant Bugzilla numbers are cited where applicable.
Complete Patch ListThe following Mozilla patches were applied, or modified for application, to this release of Classilla. Relevant Bugzilla numbers are cited where applicable. Due to technical differences between Clecko and Gecko, the scope of these changes may be different from that originally intended, and some patches required extensive modification for Classilla/Clecko.