A tale of a fearless coder
July 26th, 2011 by mwu
Bug 664907 has landed on mozilla-central. This enables symlinks in chrome packaging while omnijar is enabled. So, if you are:
- Working on files which are in the chrome directory (listed in a jar manifest)
- Working on files which are not preprocessed
- Not on Windows
- Running builds out of dist/bin (or the OSX equivalent)
then running make after changes won’t be necessary. Depending on the type of files you’re working on, starting Firefox with -purgecaches is probably required, but it’s still faster than running make.