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= = = = = = = = = = Mozilla Read Me = = = = = = = = = = =
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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