Re: Piggy-Bank build instructions

From: Ryan Lee <>
Date: Thu, 03 Feb 2005 10:55:36 -0500

Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:
> Ryan Lee wrote:
>> With much help from:
>> 1.
>> refers to 2.
>> and also 3.


> I compiled the whole mozilla trunk to get the xpidl compiler (tooook
> forever!!! do you want to me to put it in svn?), me thinks that we can
> do a way better job with this build system... for example, we don't need
> to create the IDL everytime, but only when the contract something changes.

The steps in [2] note how to compile a subset that will give you back
the xpidl binary (it didn't seem like it took all that long for me,
maybe 20 minutes - maybe our definitions of forever are different). It
would be nice if the Mozilla folks just distributed the SDK binaries
themselves for Mac OS X - I think it's only Windows and Linux in their
public FTP space.

I support its addition to our repository, sorry I didn't think to do
that before.

> Also, I think that the build should be ant-only and allow people to
> build the thing without eclipse.

I second improving on the build process - a 'clean' target would also be
really useful.

I'll go add one...

Ryan Lee
Received on Thu Feb 03 2005 - 15:55:27 EST

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