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 :-)"

#6 It's for chrome only....

by rkl

Friday September 28th, 2001 3:15 AM

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Yes, I know to you and me, it's obvious, but the original article here and a lot of Gerv's Patch Maker page don't make it clear that it's strictly for editing chrome files (CSS/XUL/JavaScript) to fix look-and-feel bugs (or add new bits to it) in chromes/skins. It's nothing to do with the C/C++ source code of Mozilla...

Still, it's very cute to be able to bundle up patches for the chrome with just a binary nightly build and Patch Maker - nice work !