June 11, 2007
Although current mozilla build system uses Cygwin and many tools, Mozilla team seems to replace it with MSYS base system.
As long as I install it, in other word,
Old Mozilla Build System = Cygwin + NSIS + 7ZIP + UPX
New Mozilla Build System = MSYS + NSIS + 7ZIP + UPX + Python
Cygwin replaces with MSYS and add Python script. So I must port NSIS and SCON that is needed to build NSIS.
December 22, 2006
In this week, I tried writing MPI assembler code for Windows x64. Because when Michel sent code-review of MPI porting for Windows x64 that is written by C, code-reviwer rejected by "try using assember code". Most(all?) Mozilla.org people didn't know that assember of ABI x86-64 and Win64 x86 is different, and porting is complicated. But, since I finished writing code (but I don't checked in :-)), I wrote this article.
GAS (GNU Assembler) vs MASM (Microsoft Macro Assembler)
You know, GNU AS uses AT&T format and MASM uses Intel format.
About this different, it is easy using script like perl or making converter. By modifing id software's converter, I resolve this.
At first, you have to understand call parameter registers.
So, you have to consider parameter registers.
February 9, 2006
Synergy is a application to share keyboard and mouse. Since this application supports multi-platform, binaries for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux is available . Since I built new machine of AMD64, although I want to use this on Windows XP x64, this application doesn't work well. Mouse cursor is moved, but it doesn't detected mouse click and keyboard operation... At result of researching, some hook functions doesn't seem to work well. Although this application uses Windows Hook function, this application is Win32, not Win64, so it doesn't work correctly.
May 8, 2004
Bug #242926: WinXP 64Bit Edition (AMD64/IA64) support for mozilla/directory/c-sdk
It is a simply patch which is build config only.
May 7, 2004
I sent a patch to pthread ML. This patch is checked in current CVS.
"pthread" library is needed for Mozilla's build tools.
February 26, 2004
Although I posted latest XPTCALL code for WinXP AMD64, timeless pointed my commnet and etc because my English skill is poor.....
January 31, 2004
I re-write a patch for NSPRPUB. I tested to build on Linux and Win32. It works.
But changes are too much...
January 10, 2004
I sometimes meet crash in several address. But I cannot imazine why this occurs,...
But Today, I found problem point. I mistook assember code of XPTCALL call. Wow!!! I must read AMD64 spec again.
January 5, 2004
I posted this to http://oldskool.jp/mozilla64/download.html.
December 29, 2003
November 30, 2003
It is complated to port NSS to AMD64 builds!. At first, I try to write assembler code for some SSL library, but I choice easy way to use C only code. Of cource, performance may be poor.
In feature, I will write assember code for SSL libraries.
November 19, 2003
Today, Viewer.exe which is a sample of Gekko embedded works!!. Although there is sereral problem, it works!!!
November 18, 2003
About this bug 226094, I discuss with Brendan.From Brendan
This is all wrong. First, jsuword and JSUptrdiff must be the same size for
things to work correctly. Don't go hacking in code to change type names at
each point of use -- change the type definition if it's wrong!
Ohh! I see!! I re-write a patch!. But CL.EXE for AMD64 is LLP64. model only..
November 15, 2003
This is here.
225859 port NSPR to Windows XP / Server 2003 64bit for AMD64
But I don't test to build on other platform. So I must re-write a patch.
November 14, 2003
To build Mozilla, buildtools is needs. At first, Although I don't need to port it because x86 code works, it needs for XPTLIB.
But porting is very easy... It is complated for 3 hours.
November 11, 2003
Before I start to port Mozilla to WinXP AMD64, I was looking for AMD64 bug into Bugzilla. There is only 1.
163013 Add support for AMD64 (x86-64)
This seems to be for Linux AMD64 from mandrake linux....