Archive for April, 2012

Rebuilding libxul made slightly easier, finally

One of the longstanding problems when modifying code in the mozilla code base, is that when you change some file under e.g. content/, and you don’t want to waste the whole lot of time it takes to run a complete make -f client.mk, you need to build under content/, then layout/build/, and finally toolkit/library/. And you need to remember that (or use tools that remember for you).

These days are finally over. After several attempts a year ago (!), and again several attempts during the past weeks, bug 644608 is finally on mozilla-central and is likely to stick, this time. There may be some corner cases, in which case please file bugs.

Anyways, Now, you just need to build under e.g. content/ and toolkit/library/. No need to rebuild layout/build/ anymore.

2012-04-12 19:41:53+0100

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