Building Mozilla Thunderbird and Mozilla Firebird on Windows

Thursday July 17th, 2003

Henrik Gemal writes: "I'm a Mozilla fan! And being able to build Mozilla Thunderbird and/or Mozilla Firebird on my Windows XP machine sounded cool. I didn't have Microsoft Visual C++ so I needed to build without any tools from Microsoft, aside from Windows XP of couse.

"So here we go: Build Mozilla Thunderbird and/or Mozilla Firebird in 14 easy steps!"

#10 Compiling without Cygwin

by robdogg

Thursday July 17th, 2003 11:27 AM

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Why is it that most software that originated (or is built concurently) on *Nix, requires Cygwin or Mingw to build on Windows with gcc?

This is not a flame, I am just curious.