BlueGriffon, the Web editor
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Bluegriffon

The Open Source next-generation Web Editor based on the rendering engine of Firefox

To prepare the build USING MERCURIAL

  • make sure to have installed the environment to build Mozilla: windows, MacOS X, linux

  • get mozilla-central from Mozilla through Mercurial:

    hg clone http://hg.mozilla.org/mozilla-central bluegriffon-source

    Warning: on Windows, it's HIGHLY recommended to have both Windows and Visual Studio in the same locale, preferably en-US. If for instance you have a fr-FR Windows10 and a en-US VS, build will miserably fail...

  • get BlueGriffon's tree through:

    cd bluegriffon-source

    git clone https://github.com/therealglazou/bluegriffon

  • update the mozilla tree

    hg update -r `cat bluegriffon/config/mozilla_central_revision.txt`

    patch -p 1 < bluegriffon/config/gecko_dev_content.patch

    patch -p 1 < bluegriffon/config/gecko_dev_idl.patch

  • create a .mozconfig file inside your bluegriffon-source directory. The settings I am using on a daily basis on OS X (Sierra) can be found in bluegriffon/config/mozconfig.macosx

To prepare the build USING GIT

  • make sure to have installed the environment to build Mozilla: windows, MacOS X, linux

  • get gecko-dev from github through git:

    git clone https://github.com/mozilla/gecko-dev bluegriffon-source

    Warning: on Windows, it's HIGHLY recommended to have both Windows and Visual Studio in the same locale, preferably en-US. If for instance you have a fr-FR Windows10 and a en-US VS, build will miserably fail...

  • get BlueGriffon's tree through:

    cd bluegriffon-source

    git clone https://github.com/therealglazou/bluegriffon

  • update the mozilla tree

    git reset --hard `cat bluegriffon/config/gecko_dev_revision.txt`

    patch -p 1 < bluegriffon/config/gecko_dev_content.patch

    patch -p 1 < bluegriffon/config/gecko_dev_idl.patch

  • create a .mozconfig file inside your bluegriffon-source directory. The settings I am using on a daily basis on OS X (Sierra) can be found in bluegriffon/config/mozconfig.macosx

My own builds

  • OS X: OS X 10.12.6 with Xcode version 9.0 (9A235)
  • Windows: Windows 10 Pro with Visual Studio Community 2015
  • Linux: Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS

Build BlueGriffon

./mach build

Run BlueGriffon in a temporary profile

./mach run

Package the build

./mach package

Want to contribute to BlueGriffon?

There are two ways to contribute:

  1. Contribute code. That's just another OSS project, we're waiting for your Pull Requests!
  2. Contribute L10N. All happens only in the 'locales' directory. You can review the existing locales and proposed changes/fixes or submit a new locale in a Pull Request. In that case, you need to translate everything from en-US into a new locale beforeI can accept the PR.