[blfs-dev] Firefox and xulrunner

Armin K. krejzi at email.com
Wed Aug 29 11:22:39 PDT 2012

On 08/29/2012 07:24 PM, Ken Moffat wrote:
>   When xulrunner first appeared, my memory tells me that it was quite
> a bit quicker to build only firefox, instead of building xulrunner
> and then linking firefox to it.  Of course, the instructions were
> quite different in those days.  With our current instructions,
> building xulrunner first is both quicker and uses less space
> (measured on 14.0.1, I haven't built 15.0 yet).
>   How would people feel about making xulrunner a recommended dep of
> firefox, and removing the instructions for how to build it on its
> own - this would make the page rather shorter, and would
> significantly reduce the amount of testing / measuring needed at
> each upgrade ?
>   We could, perhaps, explain that xulrunner is now recommended
> because it gives a smaller and wuicker build.
> ĸen

I am for it. As far as I know, Xulrunner was once required (or 
recommended) for Firefox. It works great tough, it just needs some minor 

More information about the blfs-dev mailing list