Fennec Linux Desktop Builds

Fennec nightly builds for Windows Mobile and Maemo have been available for some time now. Recently, we decided to make nightly desktop builds of Fennec available as well. The desktop builds can be used to test add-ons and localizations with the most up-to-date code changes.

You can find the Linux desktop builds, along with the other nightly builds, here:

Localized versions of the Maemo and Linux desktop builds can be found here:

Thank you L10N & Build Teams!


  1. Al Billings said,

    June 17, 2009 @ 5:14 pm

    Strangely, that directory looks exactly the same as http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/mobile/nightly/.

  2. Mark Finkle said,

    June 17, 2009 @ 5:38 pm

    Al – It is probably the same, but there is no companion folder for the l10n builds.

  3. Dan said,

    June 17, 2009 @ 7:33 pm

    The cursor disappears over the Fennec window for me on Linux making it unusable…

  4. Mark Finkle said,

    June 17, 2009 @ 7:52 pm

    Dan – Ugh! That’s because on touchscreens we hide the cursor. Use about:config to set the “browser.ui.cursor” preference to “true”. I’ll file a bug to get that fixed.

  5. Mark Finkle’s Weblog » Embedding the Error Console in Fennec said,

    June 17, 2009 @ 11:13 pm

    […] is functional. In fact, Gavin Sharp found an easy way to mimic device window sizes when running a desktop version of Fennec. For example, enter top.resizeTo(480, 800) into the code evaluator to resize the window to match […]

  6. Brian King said,

    June 18, 2009 @ 7:10 am

    It would be great to have a nightly update channel for Fennec builds. Does Fennec do updates yet?

  7. Mark Finkle said,

    June 18, 2009 @ 7:47 am

    Brian – No updates yet. The updater doesn’t build on all of the mobile platforms, but we are working on it. An update channel is definitely planned.

  8. Rimas Kudelis said,

    June 25, 2009 @ 9:17 am

    Two suggestions:
    1) set browser.ui.cursor to true by default on desktop builds,
    2) please provide localized nighties for Windows Mobile too.

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