Do you know of anyone who has ever sucessfully built source for an 'Open Source' web browser?
I intend to post my discoveries as I go through the process of building a Web Browser from the public project source code. I am working with a null hypothesis, which states that it will not be possable to sucessfully build the code. Seriously.
This is the first sucessful (near successful) run of the .configuration which will create the 'makefile' which has the instructions for the compiler and linker.
If you are reading this please take a look at the graphic attached to this post (click here, opens in a new window). I ask that you notice the references to the Google API KEY (Google Application Programming Interface KEY).
Notice how the Google Location Serice; the code that provides the geographic location of the computer; is part of the Browser build. Not an add-on or optional component, it is hard coded into the Browser.
This is Mozillas code for several Mozilla based browsers including FireFox. And this is just the first 100 lines or so of the .configuration file.