Update: Wine & Mozilla

David Fraser davidf at sjsoft.com
Fri Jan 3 08:07:41 CST 2003

Dimitrie O. Paun wrote:

>Hi folks,
>For those of you who follow my Winelib quest, one of the most
>ambitious projects is compiling Mozilla under Wine. Needless
>to say, this would be quite something to accomplish, and would
>provide Wine with a formidable test for it's headers, and it's
>tools (wine{build,gcc,wrap), wrc).
>The goal of course is to port the entire beast with very little
>changes. For anyone who looked at the source, it should be clear
>that this is the only way it can happen. If it requires massive 
>work, I'm just not going to do it.
>To accomplish this task, Mozilla needs to build first on mingw.
>Unfortunately, Mozilla still requires MSVC to compile on Windows.
>There is an ongoing effort that is tracked in bug #134113:
>  http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=134113
>I will be lending those guys a hand with the port. Mostly the
>work seems to be done, they just need a gentle nudge to get it
>in the tree (I hope :)).
>As always, your comments and suggestions are highly appreciated.

I've read the bug, downloaded the source, trying to compile it on my 
Windows box...
Applied the patches (straight-code.patch and rest.patch).
But I'm not sure what the standard way of trying this out is
Particularly should I be using the mozilla tools in the path, should I put
them before or after msys/mingw/cygwin, will they cause problems?
(Basically if they're first in the path then it says the host type is
i586-pc-msvc, but if not, then it picks up i686-mingw or cygwin etc).


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