So yesterday I checked out the new firefox qt version to take a look how it is going. I am very excited about this project – it brings my favorite browser to native status in KDE . It was a little confusing at first, but with some help from people on IRC (Thanks apachelogger ) It still has a few bugs, but thats all part of being in development.
So here is how I did it.
First install mecurial so you can check the source out:
$ sudo aptitude install mercurial
Then install the required build deps:
$ sudo aptitude install libidl-dev libqt4-core libqt4-gui libqt4-dev libasound-dev autoconf2.13
(you only need the libasound-dev if you want to have ogg support)
then make a new working directory, and check out the source:
$ hg clone http://hg.mozilla.org/users/vladimir_mozilla.com/mozilla-qt mozilla-qt
Then you need to configure, the options I used are here, but you can select your own from the list with ./configure –help
$ ./configure –enable-application=browser –enable-default-toolkit=cairo-qt –enable-debug=”-g3″ –enable-tests –disable-installer –disable-crashreporter –disable-javaxpcom –disable-printing –disable-embedding-tests –disable-elf-dynstr-gc
and then make:
$ make -j3
After that you need to run the binary:
$ cd dist/bin
And the obligatory screenshot