Mozilla, compiling with xft Howto for Newb
I am new to the linux world, and I am somewhat of a microsoft guy...
I have never compiled a program before, but I would like to for Mozilla 1.4rc2 with xft support (which I believe is the anti-aliased fonts).
Can someone point me in the right direction? I would like to read a howto, and be able to follow it step by step. I have read through mozilla's website their unix build page, unix script configurator, and it is all a little much for me still Should I read a howto on compiling programs first?
I am running RedHat 9 with gnome desktop and another machine with XD2 desktop, 1GHz machines (AMD thunderbirds), nvidia graphic cards with nvidia drivers... blah blah.
I guess what I am asking, is where the hell does someone like me start?
Thanks for the help guys (and any gals out there)