- 1 Learning Mozilla
- 2 Communicating with Mozilla
- 3 Mozilla Code
Where can I find Mozilla source code?
How do I build Firefox, Thunderbird or another Mozilla project?
See the Mozilla Developer Centre's Build Documentation.
Communicating with Mozilla
What is IRC and how do I use it to talk to the Mozilla community?
IRC is the Internet Chat Relay system, a real-time chat protocol used by Mozilla to connect developers around the world. See the Mozilla IRC Guide.
Mozilla has a lot of websites. How do I know where to look for things?
Mozilla uses many different sites to organize its communities and projects. Here are some recommendations for where to look for things as you start:
- http://developer.mozilla.org - Documentation and reference material suitable for developers.
- https://bugzilla.mozilla.org - Mozilla's bugzilla database, an issue tracking system.
- http://addons.mozilla.org - The central repository of Firefox and Thunderbird extensions, themes, and addons.
- http://tinderbox.mozilla.org/Firefox/ - Tinderbox is a web-based dashboard showing the current state of the source code as it gets built by Mozilla's automated build systems.
- http://wiki.mozilla.org - A catch-all place for Mozilla status notes, planning documents, development roadmaps, and other miscellaneous documents
A lot of people use const Ci = Components.interfaces; Ci.nsISomeInterface. Why?
Using the Ci constant is faster because .interfaces has to go through XPConnect, slowing it down.
When I run my debug build on Windows, I get a lot of pop-ups for assertions. How can I stop this?
Before you run your build, set the following environment variable: