Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Switching Firefox update channels

After Mozilla's announcement of switching to an accelerated development process, Firefox on mozilla-central will be forked to aurora channel. Going ahead Firefox builds will be available on nightly, aurora, beta and release channels. There is no straight forward way to switch the update channel in the current nightly builds, but you can achieve this by editing about:config on the latest nightly builds.

Steps to enable channel switching option in Firefox:
  •  In address bar type in about:config and hit enter.
  • Right-click the parameter listing and select New > String from the options
  • Enter app.update.desiredChannel and give the new parameter the value release, beta or aurora.
  • open the Help > About Minefield menu. you will see the option to change the channel