Open-sourcing Thunderbird & GitHub

aleth at instantbird.org aleth at instantbird.org
Mon May 9 13:21:39 UTC 2016


On Mon, May 9, 2016, at 02:22 PM, Sebastian wrote:
> But its not easy to download it:
> https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Developer_guide/Source_Code/Getting_comm-central
> This is an obstacle in my eyes. Usually you can do a `git clone ..`
> install some -dev packages and do `make` for a build.

It is in fact not much different than the steps you mention. There are
some step-by-step instructions here:
https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Developer_guide/Build_Instructions/Simple_Thunderbird_build

There is in fact a github mirror for those who prefer to use git (many
mozilla contributors do), but that's a bit more effort to set up. 
https://github.com/mozilla/releases-comm-central/



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