[blfs-dev] Mozilla Builds
bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Fri Dec 6 11:09:54 PST 2013
Dan McGhee wrote:
> I'm assuming that Firefox, Xulrunner and Thunderbird are all listed
> separately in the BLFS book to satisfy those individuals who want to
> build only one of the applications.
> Is it possible to satisfy those
> desires by having only one "Mozilla" section? Then all or one could be
> built. Oh, I forgot, that includes SeaMonkey too--and the calendar
> whose name I have forgotten.
The mozilla apps can be divided up in a number of ways. I do use
seamonkey, so why would I want to build FF or TB? (Actually I do build
them for the book's purposes). The only reason I can see to build
Xulrunner is to save a little time if building both FF and TB, but that
runs into issues if trying to upgrade one and not the other.
> As soon as Xulrunner finishes cooking and I get a Firefox build up and
> running, I'm going to try the Thunderbird thing. I need to recompile it
> anyway because I didn't build it against a system NSS.
Any input is appreciated, but whether it makes it into the book would be
a matter for more discussion. There are multiple ways to accomplish a
task in a lot of cases. Whether a new method provides enough additional
benefits needs to be evaluated against both the utility and the
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