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Support Firefox by Testing
 
Neo7  posted on May 02, 2011 8:33:40 AM - Report post

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Do you love Firefox? Do you love getting your hands on new software that's not released? Do you love helping new software be better on release?

This topic is for you.

Help Firefox development by using an unfinished version of the later firefox. You do this by simply installing these version and using them instead of the normal version. These may be more unstable and prone to crashes, but those crashes help to ensure they won't happen on the final release of that version.

The channels avaliable:
Final Release: The most stable version. Considered official release and can be found on the firefox home page.

Beta Release: Significantly stable with additional features and benefits that are at the refinement stage. Unlikely to crash on you, but it helps to catch bugs that got through despite the best efforts of firefox (and to help fix them).

Aurora Release: It is unstable. Is 6 weeks further into the development cycle and comes with much more innovations that are a work in progress. These releases are not finalized in how they appear and things may change when they move to the beta stage.

Nightly Release: Not for the faint of heart. The most unstable version ever. It is Firefox at the bleeding edge of technology. It is updated every night and represents that latest work done by Mozilla developers. As a result, some version that get released have potential to just simply not work. Use at your own risk.

Get the Final, Beta, Aurora versions here:
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Get the Nightly version here:
Link

[Edited by Neo7, 5/2/2011 8:35:04 AM]

 
Neo7  posted on May 02, 2011 8:36:41 AM - Report post

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Fun note: The current nightly build does not work with Cheat Happens. It is not a problem with Cheat Happens but the browser engine of Firefox. It's an expected minor problem that will eventually be fixed in a nightly update.
 
Ratchet_Expert  posted on May 02, 2011 3:51:57 PM - Report post

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Downloaded and installed Aurora. It's a lot faster than the final release, at least for me. The only thing that's not working is IDM, everything else is great.
 
Neo7  posted on May 02, 2011 5:21:52 PM - Report post

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Might want to give DownThemAll a try.
 
Ratchet_Expert  posted on May 03, 2011 9:12:31 AM - Report post

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Not available for Firefox 5.0a2. I'll just use Chrome and JDownloader for downloading.
 
Neo7  posted on May 03, 2011 9:33:32 AM - Report post

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This will let you override the checks:
[url]addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/add-on-compatibility-reporter/?src=external-fxbetarelnote' target='_blank'>Link
 
Petray  posted on May 18, 2011 9:10:54 AM - Report post

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Will this work too?
Link

[Edited by moderator Neo7, 5/18/2011 7:02:04 PM]

 
Neo7  posted on May 18, 2011 7:39:56 PM - Report post

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quote:
originally posted by Petray

Will this work too?
Link

[Edited by moderator Neo7, 5/18/2011 7:02:04 PM]

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