We have a symbol server: http://developer.mozilla.org/en/docs/Using_the_Mozilla_symbol_server As I understand redistribution limitations on debug libraries we can't make debug builds available.
That's really cool that there is a symbol server, but it really sucks that you can't make debug builds available.
need this for Thunderbird as well. CCing myself in case anything has changed with respect to legal rights of debug libraries!
Our nightly and release builds are debuggable using Visual Studio or WinDBG + our symbol server (as linked in comment 1). We even have a source server: https://developer.mozilla.org/en/Using_the_Mozilla_source_server and we have plenty of docs: https://developer.mozilla.org/en/How_to_get_a_stacktrace_with_WinDbg Roland: this all works in Thunderbird too! (except the symbol server URL ends with /thunderbird instead.) I use this all the time to get stack traces or figure out what's going on in nightly builds, and it's awesome. I don't think there's any more we can do that would be any more useful to end users. I don't know why you'd want an actual "debug build" anyway. The only differences there are extra assertion checks and some extra logging code. For a web developer, it's unlikely to matter. Anyone who can make sense of the extra debugging code can probably build their own browser without much effort. However, if you're really persistent, we do upload some debug builds nowadays: http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/tinderbox-builds/mozilla-central-win32-debug/ but as Dave notes, you need to already have Microsoft's debug CRT installed (it comes with Visual C++), and we can't redistribute that.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Mozilla does not need to host the debug CRT libs - their PDBs are already available on Microsoft's debug servers. Having a http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols in symbol search path (in addition to Mozilla's) is sufficient.
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