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!"

#5 Re: Re: Cygwin is good byt Mingw is better

by met

Thursday July 17th, 2003 8:14 AM

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Mingw has different philosophy than Cygwin and I like it much better. It is better incorporated to the system as ordinary application. And because perl, cvs, python etc. has also windows version (which are working without Cygwin), there is no problem use them with mingw. But probably there will be neccessary some new #ifdef #endif statements in the source code, like in any multiplatform application which can be compiled with cygwin, mingw and also VC++.