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Re: Soliciting Opinions on xB Browser "How To Build" doc


This might be able to work, assuming we figure out if there are any
dependencies for win32 Make.

Actually, I could probably even have Make curl, verify, and unpack the
latest Tor, Firefox, etc.

Still doesn't solve all the GUI settings issues, but I guess it is a
general step in the right direction.


Jacob Appelbaum wrote:
> Arrakis wrote:
>> Greetings,
>> We've rewritten xB Browser to version and are about to
>> introduce some new functionality to it. I thought this would be a lovely
>> time to take a step back and acquiesce to some prior requests for a doc
>> on how to build xB Browser from scratch. I've got some questions, and
>> hopefully you've got some opinions and maybe requests of your own.
>> 1. Given the somewhat complicated layout mechanisms in Mozilla, would
>> you be willing to have instructions that say to the effect "Go to
>> View|Toolbar|Customize and drag button xyz to the toolbar where desired"
>> or do we demand to see a file-based placement?
>> 2. Given the above, you will get users placing the toolbar items or
>> buttons in slightly different order, or editing a file with an editor
>> that may not have the same /$r/$n EOL functions, thus we will end up
>> with different hashes/sizes from one user to the other, despite them
>> being the same build. Is that acceptable? What is an acceptable
>> alternative if not?
> I suggest you use an automated build system. Make[0] should do the job.
> Basically all modern software projects are built with some sort of build
> system, it's probably a good idea to use something that everyone can
> acquire and use for free.
> Regards,
> Jacob
> [0] http://www.gnu.org/software/make/