REQUEST: Please consider publishing firefox nightly as a separately installable snap.
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.
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?.
@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
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?
Sorry, now i saw your comment