New Patch Maker Available

Thursday September 27th, 2001

Gervase Markham writes: "I've written some Perl software called Patch Maker that enables people to contribute patches and bugfixes to Mozilla using only a nightly build - i.e. without having to set up a build environment. Currently, it only works on Linux, even though setting up a build is easiest on that platform - the plan is to shake the bugs out there and also to get help porting it to Windows and Mac, where building is a lot harder.

The web page is up, and I'm looking for lots of good feedback. Please, try it out and let me know what you think. And if you are a Perl hacker on Windows or Mac, I'd also like to hear from you :-)"

#15 OS X

by tny

Saturday September 29th, 2001 6:05 PM

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OS X uses csh in the terminal, and has Perl, gzip, tar, as well as all the other stuff you'd expect in BSD. Anything that works in both Linux and BSD should work in OSX, unless it requires X (of course, one can install an X server on OS X, but not too many have).

My Perl skills ain't up to it, though (mostly I use Perl for CGI and complicated regexps).