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 :-)"

#3 Re: Porting to Macintosh

by Gerv

Thursday September 27th, 2001 8:15 PM

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Excellent. I've just put up version 0.2, which is the result of me going through the "Portability" section of the Camel Book. Your two big things will be a) finding ways to invoke it with options (whatever the Mac equivalent of that is) and setting that up, and b) unjarring chrome - someone here mumbled about MacPerl talking via AppleScript to the unzip program, but I don't know.

There's a variable, $macos, which you can use to see if you are on Mac. Currently it only works with OS 9 - is OS X is enough like Linux to use Linux's code? Does anyone care about OS X support yet?