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 :-)"
OK, ran it in OS X and this is what I got:
[localhost:/Applications/mozilla-macosX-trunk/Chrome] user% perl pm n Your chrome is not unjarred. Unjarring chrome...
US.jar chatzilla.jar classic.jar comm.jar content-packs.jar cview.jar embed.jar en-US.jar error: invalid compressed data to inflate locale/en-US/global/globalOverlay.dtd en-mac.jar help.jar messenger.jar modern.jar pipnss.jar pippki.jar toolkit.jar
Chrome unjarred. Please issue that command again. [localhost:/Applications/mozilla-macosX-trunk/Chrome] user%
Looks good to me.
[hostname and user name have been changed to protect the innocent]