Assignment 1 (andrew)
Assignment 1 - Andrew Smith
My platform of choice is Slackware 10.2.
1.Talk to Tom, asking him about how I get started.
2.Realize I don't have enough disk space, remove 6GB of .ogg files.
3.Follow instructions at http://developer.mozilla.org/en/docs/Mozilla_Source_Code_Via_CVS to download the source code. No problems here.
4.Copy paste the firefox optimised static example
5.Got an explanation from Tom about the things at http://developer.mozilla.org/en/docs/Configuring_Build_Options
6.Ignored some of Tom's instructions as they conflict with the ones on the wiki.
7.Compiled for 1 hour at school. Tom said I should get ready to sleep there so did a ctrl+c and went home.
8.From home, typed in the same 'make -f client.mk build' and it seemed to continue. Only took about another hour or two to complete the build.
9.The working firefox binary was found in ff-opt-static/dist/bin
Apparently the full installation of Slackware has everything needed by the mozilla build.
I thought disk space would be a problem but deleting some non-critical data solved that.