Firefox source from CVS

I’m learning how to build Firefox from CVS. If you’re doing the same, this page, of course, is the key:

You can get CVS here: (takes some looking for, though)

You can get GNU make as a package with Cygwin from

I’m building it now. It’s huge! Perhaps I’m doing something wrong. I just want to make a few modifications and submit it to a Bugzilla report.

4 Responses to “Firefox source from CVS”

  1. Simon Yang says:

    The building process isn’t short. Just sit through it. Well, have fun with Cygwin, it should be a good learning experience for anyone the bothers to use it. Well, it’s as close you can get to the real UNIX. :-)

  2. chad says:

    what changes are you making?

  3. Anonymous says:

    You should write a tutorial for the newbies like me, then I don’t have to take 2 hours figuring it out lol.

  4. Pao says:

    when firefox attempts to download a file (.cab, .exe, .dll, ect..), the classID of the file/object is displayed in the download dialogue box (open/save option). In the source code,I am trying to understand how firefox extracts the CLSID from these files, and was hoping anyone might be
    able to point me in the right direction.

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