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1<sect2>
2<title>Introduction to <application>Mozilla</application></title>
3
4<para><application>Mozilla</application> is a browser suite, the Open Source
5sibling of <application>Netscape</application>. It includes the browser,
6composer, mail client and an <acronym>IRC</acronym> client. A
7calendar component is also being built but it is not yet integrated into the
8stable <application>Mozilla</application> releases.</para>
9
10<sect3><title>Package information</title>
11<itemizedlist spacing='compact'>
12<listitem><para>Download (HTTP): <ulink
13url="&mozilla-download-http;"/></para></listitem>
14<listitem><para>Download (FTP): <ulink
15url="&mozilla-download-ftp;"/></para></listitem>
16<listitem><para>Download size: &mozilla-size;</para></listitem>
17<listitem><para>Estimated Disk space required:
18&mozilla-buildsize;</para></listitem>
19<listitem><para>Estimated install size:
20&mozilla-installsize;</para></listitem>
21<listitem><para>Estimated build time:
22&mozilla-time;</para></listitem></itemizedlist>
23</sect3>
24
25<sect3><title><application>Mozilla</application> dependencies</title>
26<sect4><title>Required</title>
27<para><xref linkend="freetype2"/>, <xref linkend="xfree86"/>, <xref
28linkend="zip"/>, <xref linkend="expat"/>, <xref linkend="ATK"/>, <xref
29linkend="Pango"/>, <xref linkend="pkgconfig"/>, <!-- <xref
30linkend="fontconfig">, --> <xref linkend="GLib2"/>, <xref linkend="GTK2"/>,
31<xref linkend="libIDL"/>, <xref linkend="lcms"/>, <xref linkend="libjpeg"/>,
32<xref linkend="libmng"/>, <xref linkend="libpng"/> and <xref linkend="which"/>
33</para></sect4>
34</sect3>
35</sect2>
36
37<sect2><title>Additional Downloads and Information</title>
38<para>Download the patch for various fixes to the build from
39<ulink url="&hfile-root;"/>. The patches begin with
40<filename>mozilla-&mozilla-version;</filename>. Note that none of the
41patches are required, all are optional. Refer to the notes at the top
42of the patch file to figure out if you need the patch.</para>
43
44<para>Note that the mozdev spellchecker instructions have been removed since the API
45for spellchecker was changed and it is currently broken.</para>
46<!--
47<para>Download the spellchecker (a Mozdev project).
48<screen><ulink url="&hfile-root;/mozilla-&mozilla-version;-spellchecker.tar.bz2"/></screen>
49</para>
50-->
51
52<para>If you have difficulties in building Mozilla, check out the Mozilla
53hint for detailed information at <ulink url="http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/~tushar/"/>.
54The instructions
55that follow install the entire suite. To select specific components, refer
56to the hint.
57<!--
58Also if you are looking to install some exotic extensions,
59check <ulink url="http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/~tushar/build-scripts"/>
60if there are any instructions.
61-->
62</para>
63
64</sect2>
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