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'''=== Steps Taken to Build the Fox'''===
By following the directions on David’s site for building Firefox as well as the documentation provided by Mozilla I was able to compile Firefox with little complication. In order for me to build Firefox on my machine I first needed to download the iso’s for Visual Studio 2005 from [ ACS]. In addition to Visual Studio I also needed to install Cygwin, ensuring that the patchutils (version 3.80), perl, cvs, zip, and unzip packages are installed along with it.
With everything in place I entered the command to compile. After approximately 50 minutes (on a 1.7 GHz Celeron w/1gig ram) the build completed successfully.
'''=== Fig 1: Config Batch File'''===
'''=== Fig 2: Mozconfig File'''===
. $topsrcdir/browser/config/mozconfig
mk_add_options MOZ_CO_PROJECT=browser
=== Software Installed ===
*[ Visual Studio 2005]
*[ Cygwin]
=== Problems Encountered ===
*Unable to download the source tree from Mozilla’s cvs servers.
*Unsuccessful build using David’s mozconfig (Sister said it was done so she closed the Window). There were no executables in the bin directory after the process was completed so I assumed it had failed.
=== Solutions to Problems ===
*Found a [ link to the source code] on the Mozilla website and downloaded it via the site.
*Checked the [ Mozilla prerequisite site] and used the mozconfig provided by them (I just wanted to get a build complete and did not want to wait another 40 minutes for a build that I was unsure as to whether or not it would complete successfully)
=== Resources Used ===
*[ Cygwin]
*[ David Humphrey's Firefox Build Site]
*[ Mozilla's Windows Build Pre-Requisites]
*[ Firefox Source Code]
=== Screenshots ===

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