You can build a bleeding-edge, development version of Sunbird using the commands below. For complete information, see the build documentation.
Installing build tools
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
|Fedora Linux:|| |
sudo yum groupinstall 'Development Tools' 'Development Libraries' 'GNOME Software Development' sudo yum install mercurial autoconf213
Problems? See Mac OS X build prerequisites.
Problems? See Windows build prerequisites.
Building Sunbird requires at least 1 GB of disk space, 500 MB of RAM, and lots of available swap space.
# 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... 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
- On Windows, the above commands will create the
%USERPROFILE%which will likely be some subfolder of
c:\Documents and Settingson XP or below. The space in this directory name, or in your user name if it contains one, will cause the configure script to break. To (possibly) fix this,
cdto a dir without spaces before doing the "
hg clone" command above.
The Sunbird executable can be found in
objdir-sb-release/mozilla/dist/bin/ (on Mac,
Building Sunbird and Lightning
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.
How to build again later
In your 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