inessential by Brent Simmons

NetNewsWire and Panther crash

I haven’t had the chance to try out Panther yet—but I got an email from an Apple engineer telling me NetNewsWire will crash on the Panther seed. (Due to a bug in CFNetwork.)

The same engineer told me it will probably be fixed for the next Panther seed. I may be able to do something in NetNewsWire about this before the next seed, but then again I may not bother, since it’s not necessarily a good use of my time to work around someone else’s bug that will get fixed anyway.

I’d rather spend my time fixing other bugs and upgrading to WebKit.

Update 12:02 PM: More details... the Panther system networking crash occurs when there are more than n simultaneous DNS lookups, where n is something like 15. (I’m not sure if that number is exact.) Depending on various things, you may not encounter the crash in NetNewsWire. It may work fine. But then again it may crash.