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This is studying in the OSD600 course in the fall 2008 semester as part of the CPA curriculum.

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Zaid Ghansar


My Open source blog can be found here


Thunderbird Image Auto-Resize:

You can find more information about this project here: Thunderbird Image Auto-Resize

Contributions Received

Contributions Done


My Blog:
Project Information: Thunderbird Image Auto-Resize
Excellent tutorial on how to write an extension
My Bug Lab
Bug 241197 (gmail like email in Thunderbird)

About Me

I'm in the program Computer Programming and Analysis, 3rd year, 6th Semester. Heading towards Software Development specialization. This page was created for the Open Source Development(OSD600) course.


November 8th, 08 - Saturday Firefox tab Add-on Lab Here is a Add-on Media:zTabAddon.xpi

November 7th, 08 - Friday Firefox tab behavior Lab: Here is the patch for the lab, it affects file tabbrowser.xml:

October 12th, 08 - Sunday

My Thunderbird patch is here:
My Bug from the lab is here: Bug 6819

September 17th, 08 - Wednesday

So I started my first build, went fairly smooth, just was confused in the beginning about what to download as the pre-requisites for windows. Little bit of reading and got that figured out.

The only other issue I had was even after updating to the Vista SDK, their appeared to be some vista related files missing. After googling the error message, I got a solution to add the following line into the .mozconfig file:

"ac_add_options --disable-vista-sdk-requirements"

after which the build went flawlessly.

 My Firefox 3.0 build had the following ".mozconfig" file:
 # My first mozilla config
 mk_add_options MOZ_OBJDIR=@TOPSRCDIR@/../obj-@CONFIG_GUESS@
 ac_add_options --enable-application=browser
 mk_add_options MOZ_CO_PROJECT=browser
 ac_add_options --enable-libxul
 ac_add_options --disable-tests 
 ac_add_options --disable-mochitest 
 ac_add_options --disable-vista-sdk-requirements
 Zaid minefield.jpg

I also built Thunderbird after my successful run with Minefield.

 My Thunderbird build had the following ".mozconfig" file:

#. $topsrcdir/browser/config/mozconfig
ac_add_options --enable-application=mail
cmk_add_options MOZ_CO_PROJECT=mail
mk_add_options MOZ_OBJDIR=@TOPSRCDIR@/objdir-debug
mk_add_options MOZ_MAKE_FLAGS=-j5
ac_add_options --enable-optimize --disable-debug
ac_add_options --disable-vista-sdk-requirements
 Zaid TB.jpg