Building Mozilla on Windows Vista and VS2008.

1. Install your Visual Studio - VS2008 (older versions are supported as well)

2. Install Microsoft Platform SDK depending on what Windows you're on

4. Setup your Mozilla configuration by creating a file called .mozconfig in your installed source root folder

This is configuration for building firefox

ac_add_options --enable-application=browser
mk_add_options MOZ_CO_PROJECT=browser

5. Choose your Visual Studio version by executing this is c:\mozilla_build (default directory for installing MozillaBuildTool above)

  • start-msvc6.bat
  • start-msvc71.bat (VS 2003)
  • start-msvc8.bat (VS 2005)
  • start-msvc9.bat (VS 2008)
6.Run make -f build

7. Once your firefox gets build it should be in the firefox-3.0.5-source\mozilla\dist\bin\firefox.exe. Now you may try to run your build version of firefox by double clicking on it.

Unfortunately the above instruction does not work for firefox build 3.5


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