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 libiw-dev autoconf2.13
|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 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... 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,
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