Firefox nightly (firefox-trunk)

In addition to the firefox snap installed from snapcraft.io, I also use firefox-trunk, which I installed from a ppa.

I’m grateful for the official firefox snap. But I’d also really appreciate having firefox nightly (firefox-trunk) available as a separate snap.

REQUEST: Please consider publishing firefox nightly as a separately installable snap.

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The Firefox snap is published directly by Mozilla. So the best place to request that someone put effort into maintaining a nightly build is Mozilla’s contact points. Don’t expect too much, though, because it is not trivial to maintain a snap and a nightly build is likely to require their (Mozillians’) manual input regularly.

FWIW there are currently two tracks for Firefox: latest and ESR; so it is expected that if there were a nightly release added it would be in a separate track, not a separate snap.

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Nightly is now available in the latest track, under the edge channel (for amd64 only). And it can be installed in parallel with the stable and/or beta version, see How to install a snap application in multiple versions from multiple channels?.

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@oSoMoN Why doesn’t it come with daily translation updates?
Currently we can download edge builds with translation changes from https://www.mozilla.org/it/firefox/all/#product-desktop-nightly

The nightly builds of the firefox snap do include the latest translation updates. They are being pulled from https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/nightly/latest-mozilla-central-l10n/linux-x86_64/xpi/.

@oSoMoN I found the problem. when update an existing firefox edge snap to a new build, it doesn’t replace (or remove) old translations properly . (so user must uninstall and reinstall it)

Also, recently i installed a separate snap (sudo snap install firefox_0 --edge) and it doesn’t have that problem.

I didn’t reproduce it multiple times. you can investigate further and fix

snapd 2.56.2+22.04ubuntu1 series 16
ubuntu 22.04

I see what you mean. The snap contains the latest language packs, but it seems firefox doesn’t copy them over the old ones in the profile directory. I can confirm that in my up-to-date nightly snap install, where about:support reports that the version of langpacks in the profile directory is 106.0a1buildid20220822.190304 whereas the version shipped in /snap/firefox/current/usr/lib/firefox/distribution/extensions/ is 106.0a1buildid20220907.174150.

Would you mind filing a bug to track the issue, and sharing the link to it here?

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Sorry, now i saw your comment
see https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1794138