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============================================================== = = = = = = = = = = Mozilla Read Me = = = = = = = = = = = ============================================================== Mozilla is subject to the terms detailed in the license agreement accompanying it. This Read Me file contains information about system requirements and installation instructions for the Windows, Mac OS, and Linux builds of Mozilla. For more info on Mozilla, see www.mozilla.org. To submit bugs or other feedback, see the Navigator QA menu and check out Bugzilla at http://bugzilla.mozilla.org for links to known bugs, bug-writing guidelines, and more. You can also get help with Bugzilla by pointing your IRC client to #mozillazine at irc.mozilla.org. ============================================================== Getting Mozilla ============================================================== You can download nightly builds of Mozilla from the Mozilla.org FTP site at ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/mozilla/nightly/ For the very latest builds, see ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/mozilla/nightly/latest-trunk Keep in mind that nightly builds, which are used by Mozilla.org developers for testing, may be buggy. If you are looking for a more polished version of Mozilla, Mozilla.org releases Milestone builds of Mozilla every six weeks or so that you can download from http://www.mozilla.org/releases Be sure to read the Mozilla release notes for information on known problems and installation issues with Mozilla. The release notes can be found at the preceding URL along with the milestone releases themselves. Note: Please use Talkback builds whenever possible. These builds allow transmission of crash data back to Mozilla developers, improved crash analysis, and posting of crash information to our crash-data newsgroup. ============================================================== System Requirements ============================================================== *All Platforms To view and use the new streamlined "Modern" theme, your display monitor should be set to display thousands of colors. For users who cannot set their displays to use more than 256 colors, Mozilla.org recommends using the "Classic" theme for Mozilla. To select the Modern theme after you have installed Mozilla, from the Navigator browser, open the View menu, and then open then open the Apply Theme submenu and choose Modern. *Mac OS -Mac OS X or later -PowerPC processor (266 MHz or faster recommended) -64 MB RAM -36 MB of free hard disk space *Windows -Windows 95, 98, Me, NT4, 2000 or XP -Intel Pentium class processor (233 MHz or faster recommended) -64 MB RAM -26 MB free hard disk space *Linux -The following library versions (or compatible) are required: glibc 2.1, XFree86 3.3.x, GTK 1.2.x, Glib 1.2.x, Libstdc++ 2.9.0. Red Hat Linux 6.0, Debian 2.1, and SuSE 6.2 (or later) installations should work. -Red Hat 6.x users who want to install the Mozilla RPM must have at least version 4.0.2 of rpm installed. -Intel Pentium class processor (233 MHz or faster recommended) -64MB RAM -26MB free hard disk space ============================================================== Installation Instructions ============================================================== For Mac OS and Windows users, it is strongly recommended that you exit all programs before running the setup program. Also, you should temporarily disable virus-detection software. For Linux users, note that the installation instructions use the bash shell. If you're not using bash, adjust the commands accordingly. For all platforms, install into a clean (new) directory. Installing on top of previously released builds may cause problems. Note: These instructions do not tell you how to build Mozilla. For info on building the Mozilla source, see http://www.mozilla.org/source.html Windows Installation Instructions --------------------------------- Note: For Windows NT/2000/XP systems, you need Administrator privileges to install Mozilla. If you see an "Error 5" message during installation, make sure you're running the installation with Administrator privileges. To install Mozilla by downloading the Mozilla installer, follow these steps: 1. Click the the mozilla-win32-installer.exe link on the site you're downloading Mozilla from to download the installer file to your machine. 2. Navigate to where you downloaded the file and double-click the Mozilla program icon on your machine to begin the Setup program. 3. Follow the on-screen instructions in the setup program. The program starts automatically the first time. To install Mozilla by downloading the .zip file and installing manually, follow these steps: 1. Click the mozilla-win32-talkback.zip link or the mozilla-win32.zip link on the site you're down- loading Mozilla from to download the .zip file to your machine. 2. Navigate to where you downloaded the file and double-click the compressed file. Note: This step assumes you already have a recent version of WinZip installed, and that you know how to use it. If not, you can get WinZip and information about the program at www.winzip.com. 3. Extract the .zip file to a directory such as C:\Program Files\mozilla.org\Mozilla. 4. To start Mozilla, navigate to the directory you extracted Mozilla to and double-click the Mozilla.exe icon. Mac OS X Installation Instructions ---------------------------------- To install Mozilla by downloading the Mozilla disk image, follow these steps: 1. Click the mozilla-mac-MachO.dmg.gz link to download it to your machine. By default, the download file is downloaded to your desktop. 2. Once you have downloaded the .dmg.gz file, drag it onto Stuffit Expander to decompress it. If the disk image doesn't mount automatically, double-click on the .dmg file to mount it. If that fails, and the file does not look like a disk image file, do a "Show Info" on the file, and, in the "Open with application" category, choose Disk Copy. In Mac OS 10.2, you can use "Open with" from the context menu. 3. Once the disk image mounts, open it, and drag the Mozilla icon onto your hard disk. 4. We recommend that you copy it to the Applications folder. 5. Now Eject the disk image. 6. If you like, you can drag Mozilla to your dock to have it easily accessible at all times. You might also wish to select Mozilla as your default browser in the Internet system preferences pane (under the Web tab). Linux Installation Instructions ------------------------------- Note: If you install in the default directory (which is usually /usr/local/mozilla), or any other directory where only the root user normally has write-access, you must start Mozilla first as root before other users can start the program. Doing so generates a set of files required for later use by other users. To install Mozilla by downloading the Mozilla installer, follow these steps: 1. Create a directory named mozilla (mkdir mozilla) and change to that directory (cd mozilla). 2. Click the link on the site you're downloading Mozilla from to download the installer file (called mozilla-1686-pc-linux-gnu-installer.tar.gz) to your machine. 3. Change to the mozilla directory (cd mozilla) and decompress the archive with the following command: tar zxvf moz*.tar.gz The installer is now located in a subdirectory of Mozilla named mozilla-installer. 4. Change to the mozilla-installer directory (cd mozilla-installer) and run the installer with the ./mozilla-installer command. 5. Follow the instructions in the install wizard for installing Mozilla. Note: If you have a slower machine, be aware that the installation may take some time. In this case, the installation progress may appear to hang indefinitely, even though the installation is still in process. 6. To start Mozilla, change to the directory where you installed it and run the ./mozilla command. To install Mozilla by downloading the tar.gz file: 1. Create a directory named "mozilla" (mkdir mozilla) and change to that directory (cd mozilla). 2. Click the link on the site you're downloading Mozilla from to download the non-installer (mozilla*.tar.gz) file into the mozilla directory. 3. Change to the mozilla directory (cd mozilla) and decompress the file with the following command: tar zxvf moz*.tar.gz This creates a "mozilla" directory under your mozilla directory. 4. Change to the mozilla directory (cd mozilla). 5. Run Mozilla with the following run script: ./mozilla To hook up Mozilla complete with icon to the GNOME Panel, follow these steps: 1. Click the GNOME Main Menu button, open the Panel menu, and then open the Add to Panel submenu and choose Launcher. 2. Right-click the icon for Mozilla on the Panel and enter the following command: directory_name./mozilla where directory_name is the name of the directory you downloaded mozilla to. For example, the default directory that Mozilla suggests is /usr/local/mozilla. 3. Type in a name for the icon, and type in a comment if you wish. 4. Click the icon button and type in the following as the icon's location: directory_name/icons/mozicon50.xpm where directory name is the directory where you installed Mozilla. For example, the default directory is /usr/local/mozilla/icons/mozicon50.xpm.