Bug 411638 - Update top-level README.txt in CVS. r=bsmedberg
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Fri, 18 Jan 2008 14:09:32 -0800
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Bug 411638 - Update top-level README.txt in CVS. r=bsmedberg
README.txt
--- a/README.txt
+++ b/README.txt
@@ -1,306 +1,20 @@
-==============================================================
-
-= = = = = = = = = =   Mozilla Read Me    = = = = = = = = = = =
-
-==============================================================
-
-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.
-
-
-==============================================================
-
-                      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
+For information on how to build Mozilla from the source code, see:
 
-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
+    http://developer.mozilla.org/en/docs/Build_Documentation
 
-	-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
-
-
-==============================================================
-
-                 Installation Instructions
-
-==============================================================
+To have your bug fix / feature added to Mozilla, you should create a patch and
+submit it to Bugzilla (http://bugzilla.mozilla.org). Instructions are at:
 
-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
----------------------------------
-
-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.
+    http://developer.mozilla.org/en/docs/Creating_a_patch
+    http://developer.mozilla.org/en/docs/Getting_your_patch_in_the_tree
 
-
-    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
-----------------------------------
-
-    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).
+If you have a question about developing Mozilla, and can't find the solution
+on http://developer.mozilla.org, you can try asking your question in a
+mozilla.* Usenet group, or on IRC at irc.mozilla.org. [The Mozilla news groups
+are accessible on Google Groups, or news.mozilla.org with a NNTP reader.]
 
-	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.
+You can download nightly development builds from the the Mozilla FTP server.
+Keep in mind that nightly builds, which are used by Mozilla developers for
+testing, may be buggy. Firefox nightlies, for example, can be found at:
 
-	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.
+    ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/nightly/latest-trunk/