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This FAQ is meant to provide a place for you to capture knowledge as you begin working on Mozilla development. When someone answers a question for you, consider adding it below. Create new topic headings as necessary.

Building Firefox

  1. Where can I get information on building Firefox or other Mozilla products?
    Start with the documentation on MDC: http://developer.mozilla.org/en/docs/Build_Documentation.
  2. Where can I get more help building Firefox on Windows?
    See Building Firefox on Win32 using Visual Studio .NET 2005.
    Windows Build Documentation is updated - 17:15, Sept 16 2006 (EST)


  1. Where can I find a comprehensive list of IRC clients?
    Visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_IRC_clients for a list of IRC clients on various platforms. Two popular choices are Chatzilla and irssi.
  2. Where can I ask for help on IRC?
    Use the #seneca, #firefox or #developers channels on irc://irc.mozilla.org.
  3. What is the best way to share long error messages or other text that is too big to copy/paste into IRC?
    Use a pastebin at http://pastebin.ca/ or http://pastebin.mozilla.org/ to copy/paste your output. Then paste the resulting URL into IRC.
  4. What is the best way to share long URLs in IRC?
    Use http://tinyurl.com/ and paste the resulting URL into IRC.
  5. IRSSI + Terminal Server:
    Click for a quick Irssi Tutorial


  1. What does MDC or devmo refer to?
    Mozilla Developer Center - http://developer.mozilla.org.