Building Sunbird is no longer supported. You can give it a try, but its likely that the build system will present you an error. Instead it is suggested to build Thunderbird with Lightning. Please refer to the Simple Thunderbird build guide.
You can build a bleeding-edge, development version of Sunbird using the commands below. For complete information, see the build documentation.
If your system is not listed below, see the build prerequisites page.
|Ubuntu Linux:|| |
sudo apt-get build-dep sunbird sudo apt-get install mercurial libasound2-dev libcurl4-openssl-dev libnotify-dev libiw-dev autoconf2.13 cvs
|Fedora Linux:|| |
sudo yum groupinstall 'Development Tools' 'Development Libraries' 'GNOME Software Development' sudo yum install mercurial autoconf213 glibc-static libstdc++-static yasm wireless-tools-devel mesa-libGL-devel
Problems? See Mac OS X build prerequisites.
Problems? See Windows build prerequisites.
Building Sunbird requires at least 2.5 GB of disk space, 500 MB of RAM, and lots of available swap space.
- On Windows, if you open the command prompt you are usually in your user profile folder which often contains spaces ( C:\Documents and Settings\...). This causes problems while building. To avoid this issue, change to a directory without spaces (i.e. C:\ ) before doing the following steps. You can use the "cd" command to do so.
# Get the source hg clone http://hg.mozilla.org/comm-central/ cd comm-central python client.py checkout # Setup a basic .mozconfig file echo 'ac_add_options --enable-application=calendar' > .mozconfig # let's build Sunbird... echo 'mk_add_options MOZ_OBJDIR=@TOPSRCDIR@/objdir-sb-release' >> .mozconfig # ...in this directory... # USE THIS ONLY IF NOT ON WINDOWS! Parallel compilation on Windows is # unreliable now due to bug 524149. echo 'mk_add_options MOZ_MAKE_FLAGS="-j4"' >> .mozconfig # ...quickly. # Build make -f client.mk
- For a debug build, you need different configuration options in your
.mozconfigfile. This requires more disk space, about 2.5 GB.
mk_add_options MOZ_OBJDIR=@TOPSRCDIR@/objdir-sb-debug ac_add_options --enable-application=calendar ac_add_options --enable-debug ac_add_options --disable-optimize
The Sunbird executable can be found in
objdir-sb-release/mozilla/dist/bin/ (on Mac,
If you've set up you build environment as above, then all you need to do is:
echo 'ac_add_options --enable-calendar' >> .mozconfig
or just add the
ac_add_options --enable-calendar line to your .mozconfig with your favourite editor.
Then just re-run the "
make -f client.mk" command above (you can do the addition before running make for the first time).
This will build the lightning extension into
src/../objdir-sb/mozilla/dist/xpi-stage/. See this section for information on how to easily integrate Lightning into a nightly version of Thunderbird.
comm-central directory, run these commands:
# Get the latest source python client.py checkout
Then just re-run the "
make -f client.mk" command above.
make will only recompile files that changed, but it's still a long haul. An incremental build can be faster.
Building just Lightning
After you have completed a full build, if you would like to rebuild Lightning you don't need to go through the whole build process:
# Enter the calendar directory in the object-directory cd src/../objdir-sb-release/calendar # Make the Lightning extension make -C lightning