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!"

#21 Re: gemal gets a gold star

by luserSPAZ

Friday July 18th, 2003 6:49 AM

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Probably never, since VC++ generates better and faster code. It's definitely good that you can compile with a free compiler, since that opens development up to everyone, but official builds will continue to be made with the Microsoft compiler.