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What is "release update channel" mean in FF6?

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Just updated from FireFox 5.0 to FireFox 6.0. Under Help > About, it says that FireFox 6.0 is currently on a "release update channel"; can anyone explain what this means? Am I using a Beta version of FireFox 6.0? I'm confused...

It also has a button saying "Check for Updates" which when clicked upon says that FireFox is up-to-date. That button was not there in FireFox 5.0 - I am assuming that the button is an addition to FireFox 6.0?

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They are 4 update channels in Firefox.

  • Nightly: The most unstable and buggy one. It's where all the tests are performed.
  • Aurora: Improved stability with all the new features to come. Every version would spend 6 weeks in this channel. (Now you would have FF 8 on Aurora)
  • Beta: The Firefox version that is almost ready but need a little bit of debugging.
  • Release: This is the standard version where the majority of users, including you are. It's fully tested and stable.
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That "Check for Updates" button only appears when the user has automatic updates for Firefox de-selected in Options > Advanced > Update and was first in Firefox 4.0.

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A-HA !! THANKS ED=MEISTER !! That is exactly what I have done !!