This is the latest implementation of COWL for the Firefox web browser. We've taken on the challenge of proving the COWL source as a clean set of patches for bleeding-edge Firefox. Hence, at the time of this writing all the features describe in the paper are not yet available. We will keep working to make these available as soon as possible. However, if you are interested in a slightly older version of COWL, with a slightly less clean patch, please contact us -- we would be happy to provide.
To build COWL you need a
.mozconfig file. Here is an example of the
debug build with the
export CC="clang -fcolor-diagnostics -DCOWL_DEBUG" export CXX="clang++ -fcolor-diagnostics -DCOWL_DEBUG" ac_add_options --enable-application=browser ac_add_options --enable-debug ac_add_options --disable-optimize mk_add_options MOZ_OBJDIR=@TOPSRCDIR@/obj-debug ac_add_options --with-ccache=/usr/bin/ccache export COWL_DEBUG=1
If you just want an optimized non-debug version, here is an example with GCC (latest clang on Arch Linux does not compile as of this writing):
ac_add_options --enable-application=browser mk_add_options MOZ_OBJDIR=@TOPSRCDIR@/obj ac_add_options --with-ccache=/usr/bin/ccache
Once you have the
.mozconfig file simply run
To run the customized Firefox browser simply execute
Checkout the examples at http://cowl.ws to start playing around.
The next set of patches will include our LWorkers. For now you can play with an LWorker-like API built on top of iframes provided at http://cowl.ws/cowl.js.