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Making sense of Mozilla

I've just downloaded thunderbird's source code, I had plans to use some of it on a personal project.

Now, what the hell is this? Wasn't I suppose to be looking for .cpp and .h files? There are literally dozens of folders, some with what I assume is firebird's source code (the folder is named "browser") and two very tricky folders (one is named "mail" the other "mailandnews") and several others relatively obscure. Does anyone have any idea of how this works?

Any insight would be extremelly welcome.

Alardo
Tuesday, August 03, 2004

http://www.google.com/search?&q=mozilla%20xul&sourceid=firefox

Matt B
Tuesday, August 03, 2004

mozilla\layout\xul\base\src

It's just a matter of drilling down far enough to find the oil.

Oil Man
Tuesday, August 03, 2004

Well, the folder I have has tons of .cpp and .h files. What I want to know is if anyone has made any sense of it. Or if there is a map out there.

Alardo
Tuesday, August 03, 2004

http://www.mozilla.org/docs/source-directories-overview.html

A lot of oil on that page.  You'll be rich!  Rich I say!!

Oil Man
Tuesday, August 03, 2004

Getting up to speed on a large project takes time.  There are no shortcuts here, so you need to do what you would on any large project to which you're assigned -- e.g. checkout the source, build it in your local environment, and start experimenting with the most obvious parts of the source to make small changes at first.

Eventually, you start to understand the structure and can find & adapt what you need.

anonymous financial IT guy
Tuesday, August 03, 2004

Oil Man, may I kiss you?

Alardo
Tuesday, August 03, 2004

Err... hrm... Only if you're a female with good hygiene.

Oil Man
Tuesday, August 03, 2004

No female. And I fart a lot.

Alardo
Tuesday, August 03, 2004

Too bad. So Sad.

Oil Man
Tuesday, August 03, 2004

Why can't there ever be any hot SuperModels or Playboy Playmates surfing JOS?  That's all I ask for... Is it too much?

Oil Man
Tuesday, August 03, 2004

"Why can't there ever be any hot SuperModels or Playboy Playmates surfing JOS?  That's all I ask for... Is it too much?"

Oil Man:  "Hey guys, I talked to a Playmate today!"

Oil Man's Buddies:  "No way!  How hot was she?!?!"

Oil Man: "Uuuhhh...I'm not sure..."

Oil Man's Buddies:  "Whaddya mean your not sure?"

Oil Man: "Uh..well..I just messaged her on the JOS forums..."

Oil Man's Buddies:  "Sheeesh....come on man...don't be such a loser!"

 
Tuesday, August 03, 2004

Uhh... it was sarcasm. Heh.

Oil Man
Tuesday, August 03, 2004

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