Development tools

This page lists the various development tools that we operate and/or maintain here at mozilla.org. Naturally, source code for all of these tools is also available. The tools needed to build Mozilla are described on the build page for your platform.

CVS
You can check out the source using CVS. If you are doing active development, this is the preferred method, as it lets you get up-to-the-minute changes. Details are on our CVS page.
LXR
You can browse the up-to-the-minute latest version of the source code online through a massively-hyperlinked source code browser that lets you cross-reference function and variable names. Check out the Mozilla Cross-Reference page for details.
Bonsai
Bonsai is tree control (get it?). It is our home-grown web-based tool for watching the up-to-the-minute goings-on in our CVS repository (viewing checkins and log messages, reading diffs, etc.) Check out the Bonsai page for details.
Tinderbox
Tinderbox is for knowing when the tree is in flames. It is our home-grown web-based tool for watching the progress of the continuous builds that we run on multiple platforms. It is how we are able to tell when a checkin has broken the build on some platform, and how we know which person needs to be viciously flogged. See the Tinderbox page for more.
Bugzilla
Bugzilla is where developers can report bugs in the Mozilla source releases, and browse an online database of already-reported bugs. More information is on the Bugzilla page.
Doctor
Doctor is a web interface to CVS. It lets developers and others edit pages on the mozilla.org web site without having to use CVS. Access Doctor by clicking the "Edit this Page" link at the bottom of any mozilla.org web page (like this one).