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-This project is an effort to create a custom SpiderMonkey runtime that has libuv built-in. This will give it very node.js-like semantics, but using a different JavaScript engine.
+This project is an effort to create a custom SpiderMonkey runtime that has libuv
+built-in. This will give it very node.js-like semantics, but using a different
+JavaScript engine.
Currently, the project is very alpha and exploratory.
Come to #luvmonkey on freenode irc to discuss any questions.
## Building
-At the moment it's only been tested on Ubuntu.
+At the moment it's only tested on Ubuntu 10.04, 11.04 and OS X 10.7.
-You need to build spidermonkey on your own. Here are quick instructions.
-
-### Building SpiderMonkey
-
-First download mozilla-central (the repo that contains spidermonkey). If you have good internet, use the mecurial client, if not, you can download a roughly 100mb tarball of the latest revision at <http://hg.mozilla.org/mozilla-central>
-
-Once downloaded, go to the js folder and build spidermonkey as a static library
-
-```sh
-cd $HOME/mozilla-central/js/src
-autoconf2.13
-./configure --disable-shared-js
-make -j 4 # or however many cores you have
-```
-
-### Building
-
-Once you have SpiderMonkey, link it in the deps folder of luvmonkey.
-
-```sh
-cd $HOME/luvmonkey/deps
-ln -s $HOME/mozilla-central
-```
-
-Then building luvmonkey is super easy. Simply go to the luvmonkey source tree and do the normal configure;make dance. (Requires python installed since we use gyp)
+Building luvmonkey is super easy. Simply go to the luvmonkey source tree and
+do the normal `./configure && make` dance. Python 2.5 or newer (but *not* 3.x)
+is required because we use gyp.
```sh
cd $HOME/luvmonkey
./configure
make -j4 # or however many cores you have
# Test it
./out/Debug/luvmonkey test.js
-```
+```

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