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Building win32 firefox nightly from source

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koboltzz
 
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Post Posted March 16th, 2017, 6:08 pm

Hello guys,

I want to build nightly/inbound builds on ubuntu. But for win32 (because win64 builds still uses too much RAM if hundered of tabs opened).

Sadly after googling around there is no full 'howto' for building that.

I did the following:

1. Install ubuntu 16.04
2.
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wget -O bootstrap.py https://hg.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/raw-file/default/python/mozboot/bin/bootstrap.py && python bootstrap.py

3.
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hg clone https://hg.mozilla.org/integration/mozilla-inbound/ inbound


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echo "# My first mozilla config" > mozconfig
export MOZCONFIG=~/inbound/browser/config/mozconfig


5. Editing mozconfig to
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. "$topsrcdir/build/mozconfig.win-common"
. "$topsrcdir/browser/config/mozconfigs/win32/common-opt"

ac_add_options --enable-profiling
ac_add_options --enable-verify-mar

ac_add_options --with-branding=browser/branding/nightly

. "$topsrcdir/build/mozconfig.common.override"
. "$topsrcdir/build/mozconfig.cache"


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cd inbound
./mach build


ERROR: cmd.exe not found :shock:
inbound_IS_SET=1 not found :shock:


Please anyone can give me advice to build inbound firefox for win32.

frg
 
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Post Posted March 17th, 2017, 1:51 am

>> Please anyone can give me advice to build inbound firefox for win32.

Install Windows 7 x64 in a virtualbox vm. I do it the other way around and build Linux in a vm.

koboltzz
 
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Post Posted March 17th, 2017, 3:26 am

And then? I do not find any complete instructions for building a win32 firefox nightly on Windows 7.

frg
 
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Post Posted March 17th, 2017, 4:32 am

If you want I can send you my setup guide for SeaMonkey. Other than a different source checkout its almost the same for Firefox. Occasionally I even build one for patch testing and comparison.

koboltzz
 
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Post Posted March 17th, 2017, 4:36 am

This would be reeeally great!

frg
 
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Post Posted March 17th, 2017, 5:19 am

Send me a pm with you email address and I will send it to you.

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