Happy Panther Day
I was pretty surprised to find that although Apple was not publicly offering a free OS X 10.3 upgrade to new PowerBook owners, they in fact were (and perhaps still are). I qualified for a free upgrade (well, free plus $19.95 for shipping and handling) according to their Mac OS X Up-To-Date web service. I even put in my purchase date as September 26th.
Well, it arrived today. And it's installed. And it's just spiffy. Unfortunately, it breaks some things. Specifically, several third-party things. Fortunately, those things are getting patched right now to work with Panther. Fugu has been patched already. So has SubEthaEdit. I'm still waiting for GPGMail, WindowShade X and PithHelmet. Things that still work: LaunchBar, Clutter, Synergy, BBEdit, Fire, osx2x, TinkerTool.
CSSEdit appears to be my CSS editor of choice at the moment. The latest release supports live previews. Unfortunately it doesn't provide any feedback with regard to compatibility with the various browsers at the moment. But I think it has a good future.
Oh, and something else I am waiting on-- the Panther-compatible cvsfinder. Someone who reads my site is a developer on this project and was good enough to give me a heads-up on it. It strives to be the Mac version of TortoiseCVS and it looks like it's off to a good start. Version 0.1 was released just the other day and during the brief moment that I was able to run it, it worked pretty well (read: didn't cause a kernel panic).