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superpete

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NCSA Mosaic Source Code
Posted: Sep 23, 2015 11:45 PM
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Was wondering if anyone around here has the Macintosh source code for Mosaic laying around somewhere? It looks like it was only ever made available on request, so I haven't been able to find any copies laying about (though the xwindows version is readily available). I've e-mailed NCSA so hopefully someone there might be able to grant the request; but just in case I thought I'd ask here.

Cheers

Peter
bbraun


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Re: NCSA Mosaic Source Code
Posted: Sep 24, 2015 3:47 PM   in response to: superpete in response to: superpete
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I just had a look around my archive of mac stuff, but didn't find it. Sorry about that.
superpete

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Re: NCSA Mosaic Source Code
Posted: Sep 28, 2015 9:35 PM   in response to: bbraun in response to: bbraun
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No worries. Thanks for checking. I'll check-in with the NCSA guys again. I'm surprised they didn't release it for the 20th aniversary.
techknight

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Re: NCSA Mosaic Source Code
Posted: Oct 4, 2015 9:19 PM   in response to: superpete in response to: superpete
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what would be cool is recompiling NCSA Mosaic with a modern webkit/gecko engine.
superpete

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Re: NCSA Mosaic Source Code
Posted: Oct 4, 2015 9:24 PM   in response to: techknight in response to: techknight
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I did find a Firefox theme that turns it into the Win16 Mosaic.

From my perspective it'd be great to hack on the old MacMosaic code and add some basic Unicode and SSL support, get it to ignore script tags and a few other bits and pieces. To my knowledge the code of old Netscape releases was never released, the the Mozilla source dumps didn't build on 68k. So recovering te old Mosaic code might be the best bet in getting a slightly more up to date Mac browser going with minimal effort.
superpete

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Re: NCSA Mosaic Source Code
Posted: Oct 9, 2015 8:45 PM   in response to: superpete in response to: superpete
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FYI cross posted this to 68KMLA.

Not much luck yet, I've been contacting the dev's but it's looking like a lost cause.

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