The Dawn of Aurora


Very early this morning, legneato merged over the code from mozilla-central to mozilla-aurora. This means FF5.0 is now on Aurora.

Anything that lands on mozilla-central after this point is destined for FF6.0.

We’re still working through lots of mechanical details (name changes on mozilla-central, l10n for aurora, channel changer impact, last minute updater bustage, figuring out tags, …), so please be patient. After all this is our first time doing this! However, with any luck, later today or maybe tomorrow, we should have stable FF5.0 builds on Aurora. (click here for details on the name “Aurora”)

Oh, and by the way, all this happened *without* closing the tree! 🙂

3 thoughts on “The Dawn of Aurora”

  1. I find myself a little confused about what this means for me as a tester of minefield. 🙂

    Currently I’ve been just letting Minefield auto-update from pre-4.0 version. The current version string is “Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.6; rv:2.2a1pre) Gecko/20110411 Firefox/4.2a1pre”

    Which of the channels is this? As a tester running nightlies, how do I choose which branch to follow? In general, what should this new release cycle mean from a testers POV?

  2. Can someone please tell me if Firefox 5.0 won’t have any new features and will be just like a normal 4.0.1 would be in the olden days? And if there are new features, what are they? I can’t find any public roadmap 🙁

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