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This is a step by step guide on how to build Dot Browser on Linux.
- Minimum requirements:
- 8GB of RAM
- 4 physical CPU cores
- 20GB of disk space free
- Recommended requirements:
- 16GB of RAM
- 8 physical CPU cores
- 35GB of disk space free
- You'll need to be on a 64-bit operating system to clone and build Dot Browser.
- If typing
uname -minto a terminal returns
x86_64you are on a 64-bit computer.
Dot Browser is based on Firefox, which is why it is referenced a lot in the build process.
We're now going to clone Dot Browser.
Or if you prefer using GitLab:
After the clone is complete, you'll want to enter the
./melon bootstrapThis will install the required dependencies.
melon bootstraponly works on Arch or Ubuntu-based distros at this time.
cargo install cbindgen sccacheto install the two required Cargo packages.
./melon downloadThis will download the source code.
melonis a build toolkit for Dot Browser.
Once you've downloaded the source code, you're going to want to import the patches. You can do this by running the command below.
If everything went smoothly with the import, you should see a "success" message.
Now, we're going to want to build Dot Browser for Linux.
It's a very resource intensive process so make sure you check the requirements against your computer. It usually takes 30 minutes for computers in the recommended requirements region.
cd src/dot && yarn install && cd ../.. && ./melon build
If you would like to build Dot for 32-bit machines, add the
--arch i686flag to the build command.
Once the build is done, we need to make sure the build was successful, check to see if something appeared like:
01:00:00 Your build was successful!
If you see that message, you can move on to the final step.
The final step is to run your locally-built version of Dot Browser.
It's as simple as running:
And voilà, Dot should appear before your eyes!
It's magic! ✨