A new version of Fizzilla — or, if you will, the Mozilla Netscape Build for Mac OS X — is available for download (it’s an 11.3MB file) from the
Mozilla Organization’s Web site.
The update of the mozilla.org’s Web browser is Carbonized and aimed at Mac OS X users. If you’re going to run it on Mac OS 9.x (though this isn’t recommended and isn’t supported), you’ll need the CarbonLib 1.2 extension.
Mozilla is an open source Web browser designed for standards compliance, performance and portability. The effort itself was formed out of Netscape Corp.’s decision to make its Netscape Communicator Web browser’s source code available.
Developed from the codebase originally used for Netscape Communicator, Mozilla has been created to support a variety of different operating systems including Mac OS, Windows, and various implementations of Linux and UNIX. In May 1999, modifications were made to Mozilla and a single binary was created that ran on both Mac OS 8.5 and Mac OS X. The resulting application was codenamed Fizzilla.
There are two paths to Fizzilla: FizzillaCFM (fully Carbon, Mac back-end, CFM based) and FizzillaMach (a Mac Carbon front-end, UNIX backend, Mach-o based). Each path has its own build instructions, according to the folks at Mozilla.