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compile firefox for cygwin

I would like to compile firefox on cygwin.

Has anybody any idea if this has been done?  If so can you supply a URL with instructions?
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bryanlloydharris
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GnsCommented:
Um,  exactly why would you want to do that? Since you are running Cygwin, you are running windoze, which has this already.... native.... And any tool specific to Cygwin should be able to kick off Firefox too... So really, why (apart from the warm fuzzy feeling, that is:-)? "X purism" can't be it....;)

-- Glenn
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gheistCommented:
For compiling you need compiler.
Rest is parsing Makefiles in source tree by eyes and typing respective commands.
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GnsCommented:
Chuckle.

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slyongCommented:
It is possible to compile firefox with cygwin.  May be for learning purposes or for hacking around to code of firefox and you don't want to get a copy of Microsoft VC++ just for the purpose of trying to hack out some of the firefox code.

You can get a detail decription of how to do it:

http://gemal.dk/mozilla/build.html
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GnsCommented:
... which would be just as easy as installing any *nix in a dual boot and doing it there. Oh well, I guess you have a point:).

-- Glenn
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bryanlloydharrisAuthor Commented:
just for warm fuzzy feeling (-:
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GnsCommented:
....:-)
Slyong has the advice needed there then. Hope you have fun with it:)

-- Glenn
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