K-Meleon.exe und kplugins are C++.
To work on the exe (or recompile it) You need a commercial Microsoft Visual C 8.
For VC8 I do not know where to get a free or a trial edition.
Probably VC9 works also. Take that with a grain of salt. I am no developer.
I managed somehow to recompile the exe with VC9 but the result was not stable enough.
A 90 days trial edition of VC9 can be downloaded from MS
To work on the kplugins or to recompile them You only need free tools such as VC8
You can also use the GCC compiler
or Microsoft Visual C Toolkit 2003
"Visual C++ Toolkit 2003 still in use" by Mateusz Loskot gives detailed info on what is needed
The article is about setting it up for other projects but the info will also help here.
To build the GRE and the SDK to work on or recompile the kplugins with free tools You also need a Microsoft SDK
And You need a current MozillaBuild package
to run the GRE build process.
See the Mozilla build instructions for details.
If You want to work with free tools You need DSL conection or some fast flatrate.
The tools are several GB download.
K-Meleon also has a macro language of its own. So if You code macros You need nothing but an editor.
Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 05/22/2011 12:39PM by guenter.