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App.update.channel

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Background

This preference determines what types of builds auto-updates will look for.

Possible values and their effects

The type of build you originally downloaded determines the default value of this pref, and is found in channel-prefs.js of the application directory. Software_Update#Update_channels_-_Advanced has more detailed description of these channels.

release

All final releases.

esr

Special release channel for extended support releases.

beta

Betas / release candidates (up to Gecko 2.0 also final releases).

aurora

Pre-beta

nightly

All nightly builds.

default

No updates are offered.

Caveats

First checked in

2005-08-24 by Darin Fisher

Has an effect in

  • Firefox (all versions since 1.5)
  • Thunderbird (all versions since 1.5)
  • SeaMonkey (all versions since 2.0)

Related bugs

See also