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This is a step by step guide on how to build Dot Browser on the world's most popular operating system, Windows.
- 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
- Select the following settings in Visual Studio Installer:
- Desktop development with C++
- Game development with C++
- Windows 10 SDK (version 10.0.17134.0 or higher)
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
browser-ffdirectory in Git Bash.
To download and set up the source code, run the following commands in Git Bash:
melonis a build toolkit for Dot Browser.
Next, you're going to want to import the patches. You can do this by running the command below in Git Bash.
If everything went smoothly with the import, you should see a "success" message.
If you see an error saying that a patch failed due to different line endings, run
./melon fix-lein Git Bash and try again.
Now, we're going to want to build Dot Browser for Windows.
It's a very resource intensive process so make sure you check the requirements against your computer. It usually takes between 30 minutes and an hour for computers meeting the recommended requirements.
To start the build, open a MozillaBuild terminal and
browser-ff. To start the build, run these commands in MozillaBuild:
MOZCONFIG=../configs/windows/mozconfig ./mach build
If you get an error about missing required dependencies, you can install them by running
./melon download-artifactsin Git Bash.
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 entering the
srcfolder and running:
And voilà, Dot should appear before your eyes!
It's magic! ✨