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make.py (and the pymake modules that support it) are an implementation of the make tool which are mostly compatible with makefiles written for GNU make.

Prerequisites

You need to have a Windows build environment installed for using pymake to build Mozilla.  Pymake itself only requires Python 2.6 or higher(but not Python 3).

Usage

Anywhere you would normally type make, instead type python /path/to/srcdir/build/pymake/make.py.  For example:

  • Instead of make -f client.mk to start a build, you would type python build/pymake/make.py -f client.mk.
  • To run tests instead of typing make mochitest-plain in the object directory, you would type python ../build/pymake/make.py mochitest-plain.

Alternately, if you would like to simply type in "pymake -f client.mk" from within the MINGW32 shell.

  • While in the shell type "cd ~" (without quotes).
  • Type "touch .profile"
  • Using any appropriate text editor open .profile and add the following line in the file (assuming your mozilla-central is at C:/mozilla-central, if not, adjust your path accordingly.)

alias pymake=C:/mozilla-central/build/pymake/make.py

  • Save your .profile edit and close the shell, then restart the shell.
  • Try typing just "pymake" into the shell and press enter.  This should come back with "No makefile found." If it does, your pymake alias is connected and you are ready to type in "pymake -f client.mk" to start the build.

Unlike gmake on Windows, pymake is capable of doing parallel builds, so you can set a MOZ_MAKE_FLAGS=-jN in your .mozconfig without risk of deadlocks.

Note: If using an absolute path MOZ_OBJDIR in your .mozconfig, it must be a Windows-style (i.e. c:/foo/bar) rather than an MSYS-style (i.e. /c/foo/bar) path.

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<p>make.py (and the <a class="external" href="http://benjamin.smedbergs.us/pymake/" title="pymake">pymake</a> modules that support it) are an implementation of the make tool which are mostly compatible with makefiles written for GNU make.</p>
<h3>Prerequisites</h3>
<p>You need to have <a href="/En/Developer_Guide/Build_Instructions/Windows_Prerequisites" title="Windows build prerequisites">a Windows build environment</a> installed for using pymake to build Mozilla.  Pymake itself only requires Python 2.6 or higher(but not Python 3).</p>
<h3>Usage</h3>
<p>Anywhere you would normally type <code>make</code>, instead type <code>python /path/to/srcdir/build/pymake/make.py</code>.  For example:</p>
<ul> <li>Instead of <code>make -f client.mk</code> to start a build, you would type <code>python build/pymake/make.py -f client.mk</code>.</li> <li>To run tests instead of typing <code>make mochitest-plain</code> in the object directory, you would type <code>python ../build/pymake/make.py mochitest-plain</code>.</li>
</ul>
<p>Alternately, if you would like to simply type in "pymake -f client.mk" from within the MINGW32 shell.</p>
<ul> <li>While in the shell type "cd ~" (without quotes).</li> <li>Type "touch .profile"</li> <li>Using any appropriate text editor open .profile and add the following line in the file (assuming your mozilla-central is at C:/mozilla-central, if not, adjust your path accordingly.)</li>
</ul>
<p style="margin-left: 40px;">alias pymake=C:/mozilla-central/build/pymake/make.py</p>
<ul> <li style="margin-left: ;">Save your .profile edit and close the shell, then restart the shell.</li> <li style="margin-left: ;">Try typing just "pymake" into the shell and press enter.  This should come back with "No makefile found." If it does, your pymake alias is connected and you are ready to type in "pymake -f client.mk" to start the build.</li>
</ul>
<p>Unlike gmake on Windows, pymake is capable of doing parallel builds, so you can set a <code>MOZ_MAKE_FLAGS=-jN</code> in your .<code>mozconfig</code> without risk of deadlocks.</p>
<div class="note"><strong>Note:</strong> If using an absolute path MOZ_OBJDIR in your <code>.mozconfig</code>, it must be a Windows-style (i.e. c:/foo/bar) rather than an MSYS-style (i.e. /c/foo/bar) path.</div>
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