Since I bought my Mac, Safari has been my primary browser of choice. I have been using Firefox sporadically too – you can’t do serious web development without FireBug! Safari is light, zippy and renders wonderfully looking OS X look’n’feel pages – however with the arrival of Firefox 3 I am really pondering to ditch it in favor of FF (still no OS X look in there, tho’ ;-)). Firefox 3 beta 5 is just phenomenal – fast, powerful, and it has all the stuff I am missing from Safari (FireBug, del.icio.us toolbar, DOM Inspector, ton of other extensions) so I am really thinking that I will remain a Safari user on my iPhone only.
However, FF3 is missing some functionality I am depending on – most notably jssh support – DOM inspector was removed too, but can be installed as an add-on, and since beta 4 FireBug is working, so no major hurdles there. However, jssh, as usually was a harder nut to crack.
- Download the latest tarball (currently Firefox 3.0b5) from the FireFox source code ftp
- Follow these steps up to the 3rd point
- My .mozconfig file – assembled from this post and the mozilla developer docs (put it into our home folder)
- Compile time!
cd mozilla; make -f client.mk build
That’s it! Easy, huh?
Sit back, enjoy your coffee and in a few minutes you’ll have your own, new hot FF build with jssh support!
By the way, FireWatir 1.1 hit the streets just today! Grab it and let the testing commence!