Firefox - the Aurora and beta channels

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  1. vasa1

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    The Nightlies are at 6.0a1. Aurora at 5.0a2 :thumb:
     
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    Updates are now working for the Aurora channel.

    Alt, Help, About, Check for updates.
     
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    Aurora, updated nightly, is now my default browser with portable Fx4 and portable Chrome as reserves.
     
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    Where is the download for Aurora?

    Thanks guys.
     
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    Thank you kind sir. Are any extensions compatible yet? Or should I just install this in a different directory based upon your experience?

    EDIT: Also how do you set it for nightly updates. I see three options in Help About. Aurora, Beta, and Release. Also, looks like it just picks up my Firefox profile (which is fine for me for the time being). However is it still recommended to use a fresh profile? Would assume so I just did not feel like reinventing the wheel at the moment.

    Cheers.
     
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    With expectations that Firefox 5 will be out on June 21, 2011, people are wondering about what exactly will be new relative to Firefox 4. No doubt, there will be a lot of behind-the-scenes stuff in terms of speed and security improvements but will that be easy to "sell"? Firefox is not as successful as Chrome in migrating users to the latest and greatest.

    There are allegedly some cosmetic improvements but one needs to look at this blog to appreciate them (if one can) ;) ;)
     
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    How to change Firefox channels by Seth Rosenblatt.​
     
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    This page has a lot of information on what may be new in Fx 5:
    https://wiki.mozilla.org/Features/Release_Tracking
     
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    vasa1, that's a great page! Thank you.
     
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    My turn to say, "You're Welcome and take care" :D :D
     
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    Had a feeling you would say that. ;) :D
     
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    Mozilla's Chrome-like release program may cause some confusion for the first couple of rounds but this article may help a bit understanding things:
    http://blog.mozilla.com/channels/2011/05/11/merge-dates-vs-release-dates/

    It's still jargony, and I don't get the meaning of atomic here:
     
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    Probably means: Immeasurably small.
     
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    Seems logical.
     
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    Source

    The way I understand it, the Aurora to beta push will go ahead on schedule but the business of including the "improved" add-on compatibility checking may be delayed.
     
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    The release notes for Fx 5 beta are here.
     
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    That probably should have said "automatic" but that's guess.

    Either way I installed Firefox v5 beta (as a separate install so I can switch between versions with just a quick change and have all of them handy at a moments notice). Still nice and stable, all my addons seem to have worked ok. Only Echofon did not work with it. No big UI changes like FF4 was which is good because I like the FF4 UI.
     
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    so what is the real difference here between aurora and nightly other than one is on 5 and the other is on 6 now?? i really dont see much if any difference between them? is anyone here using nightly or primarily aurora?
     
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    You could look at this: https://wiki.mozilla.org/RapidRelease

    At least till May 24, there won't be much difference between Aurora and Fx5beta. Then a merge will occur and Aurora will soon thereafter effectively become Fx6-in-the-making.

    I'm using Aurora as my main browser.
     
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