Re: The Sun sets on Firefox Developer Edition aka Aurora
- Date: Tue, 18 Apr 2017 08:55:57 -0400
- From: WaltS48 <thalionusa@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: The Sun sets on Firefox Developer Edition aka Aurora
On 4/18/17 12:57 AM, Sailfish wrote:
My bloviated meandering follows what WaltS48 graced us with on
4/17/2017 8:35 AM:
Out of curiosity, do you know what the participation figures were for
Nightly and Alpha? Or maybe a better metric would be the number of new
unique bugs discovered in those two phases? Clearly, if Nightly had
the majority and Alpha/Aurora had few then compacting the phases seems
like a no-brainer, if only for the configuration control resource
On 4/16/17 9:16 AM, WaltS48 wrote:
I think a better name would be Project Dusk, but I can see Project
Dawn, because it is a new dawn for Firefox release channels.
Instead of four channels there will be three, Nightly > Beta > Release.
Mozilla plans to drop the Firefox Aurora release channel with the
release of Mozilla Firefox 53 on Wednesday, April 26th 2017. The
change affects the Thunderbird and SeaMonkey projects as well.
I don't think it is going to be boring using Nightly for another six
A pref to enable Photon, "browser.photon.structure.enabled" just
landed in about:config, set to false but doesn't do anything except
disable the Menu Button when set to true.
No idea how many users are on each channel. Mozilla stopped releasing
that information several years ago.
As for bugs, Josa keeps a tally in the "Official Builds are out" posts
Nightly 55 fixes since 20170306 (Gecko 54) ~2063
Aurora 54 fixes since 20170123 (Gecko 53) ~2399
Beta 53 fixes since 20161114 (Gecko 52) ~3176
The daily post has a list of bugs fixed for each version since the
previous days post.
<http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=3029482> 20170417 post.
<http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=3029481> 20170416 post.
The things I learn there reading the list of Nightly big fixes and break
my fingers over can be astronomical. :-X
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