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Building firefox for embedded MIPS platform

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I want to port firefox webrowser (Gecko) to an embedded MIPS-based platform running Linux. Any ideas on how to do this? Does anyone have any experience wtih this? Also, any help on stripping down/ customizing features would be very welcome.

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Find here if it wasn't allready built :
http://packages.debian.org/mozilla-firefox

but be aware:

http://web.glandium.org/blog/?p=97
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Dear oleggold,

Thanks for your post. I will definitely look into this. While I was waiting for a response, I had already started porting over the stuff required by firefox (the diff libs), so this should save me time.

One question though: the build you pointed me to is for debian linux. I'm use CE-linux 2.0. Any ideas if the builds will be compatible? if not, any pointers on what areas I might need to look-in to change / modify to have this happen would be awesome.

thanks!
kg
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still waiting to hear from someone on how to upack .deb files to build on non-debian linux system
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alright, just learnt about apt, alien
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