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!"

#4 Re: Cygwin is good byt Mingw is better

by mlefevre

Thursday July 17th, 2003 7:50 AM

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er... the instructions posted do use the Mingw compiler.

Cygwin is needed for various other bits - Cygwin is also used for compiling with Mozilla's primary compiler, MSVC++.

Getting it to work without cygwin would be quite a challenge. I'm not sure Mingw comes with stuff like Perl and CVS, which are needed by the Mozilla build scripts.