Firefox Minefield is a daily build that has the latest bug-fixes, enhancements and test options that are not yet available on the stable release or might never end up being on future Firefox stable releases. In simple words, Firefox Minefield is a playing field for developers to continuously, often daily, update with the new things they are working with; which makes minefield nightly builds often unstable.
However, manually updating nightly builds everyday can be a hassle. You can use this script (thanks to jalada) to run a daily cron and update to the latest build.
–> Make sure you already have Firefox Minefield installed in /opt/firefox
–> The script is for 64-bit builds. For x86 platforms you can get the correct links from here.
–> If this breaks your Firefox, I am not responsible. Hopefully you know your stuff :)
rm -rf firefox/;
tar -jxvf firefox-3.6a1pre.en-US.linux-x86_64.tar.bz2;
chmod -R a+r firefox;
ln -s /opt/firefox/firefox /usr/bin/firefox;
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Eventually you will have to edit the script when version number changes. Bonus points for anyone who can show a better way to auto-update to latest builds.
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