Developers can help Mozilla by fixing bugs, adding new features, making Mozilla smaller and faster, and making Mozilla development easier for others.
How To Get In Touch With Mozilla Developers
You can find many Mozilla (and Firefox, Thunderbird, Camino, etc.) developers on IRC. You can talk with them in real time by logging on mozilla.org's chat server, irc.mozilla.org with an IRC client. Mozilla comes bundled with a chat client, ChatZilla, which is available for Firefox as an extension.
Tools & Resources
- Developer forums - mailing lists and newsgroups
- Bugzilla: Our bug tracking system. Use this to track and schedule bugs you're currently working on, as a scratch pad for development ideas and to manage code reviews.
- Bonsai: Find out who changed what in what file and when.
- LXR: Browse and search the source repository.
- Tinderbox: Shows tree status. Check this before checking out and checking in. Important trees: SeaMonkey (Mozilla Trunk), Mozilla Firefox (Trunk), Camino (Trunk); All Others
- Talkback-public: Search crash reports and view lists of common crashes.
- Documentation for Mozilla developers and Web developers.
- Books: Check out the latest book by Nigel McFarlane, Rapid Application Development with Mozilla or other recently released books on developing using Mozilla Platform.
Our products are what they are because of the help of people just like you who use them day to day, reporting bugs and helping us improve quality. To get involved, read about how you can help to test Mozilla.
Created most weekdays from the previous day's work, these builds may or may not work. Use them to verify that a bug you're tracking has been fixed.
We make nightly builds for testing only. We write code and post the results right away so people like you can join our testing process and report bugs. You will find bugs, and lots of them. Mozilla might crash on startup. It might delete all your files and cause your computer to burst into flames. Don't bother downloading nightly builds if you're unwilling to put up with problems.
- Mozilla Firefox: Windows, Linux (gtk2), Mac OS X, etc, localized builds.
- Mozilla Thunderbird: Windows, Linux (gtk2), Mac OS X, etc.
- SeaMonkey: Windows, Linux GTK1, Linux GTK2, Mac OS X, etc.
- Camino: Mac OS X