Provide ability to change update channel within the application

RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 642765

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Toolkit
Application Update
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enhancement
RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 642765
10 years ago
6 years ago

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(Reporter: rstrong, Unassigned)

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Spinoff of the opt-in part of bug 405463 comment #0.

There was some discussion of making it so the installer provides this which I am very much against doing. If such functionality is desired IMO it should be part of the application.
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9 years ago
Product: Firefox → Toolkit

Comment 1

8 years ago
We could add a checkbox, "Update to beta versions when available", in Options > Advanced > Update.  (This is the wording Adium uses.)

Or we could offer beta versions to users who check for updates manually (e.g. Help > Check for Updates).  Instead of just saying "There are no updates available", say that there is a new beta version, or add a checkbox there.

Last night, I joked that anyone who clicks "Check for Updates" 10 times in a week should automatically be moved to the beta channel.

Comment 2

8 years ago
Fixing this would make it easier for non-English users to find out about betas.  Having more non-English beta users could have prevented the recent 0-day (see bug 503286 comment 24).

Comment 3

8 years ago
FYI there is the Update Channel Selector extension https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/6263 by Mossop.
yep... he sits about 10 feet from me. ;)
Duplicate of this bug: 567563
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 642765
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