Update: Wine & Mozilla

Dimitrie O. Paun dpaun at rogers.com
Fri Jan 3 01:47:00 CST 2003

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:

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.


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