Firefox Developer Edition Finally Released

Posted on Nov 11 2014 - 3:06pm by Eric Tompkins

firefox developer edition released

Firefox Developer Edition Released


The latest Firefox features

Firefox Developer Edition replaces the Aurora channel in the Firefox Release Process. Like Aurora, features will land in the Developer Edition every six weeks, after they have stabilized in Nightly builds.

By using the Developer Edition, you gain access to tools and platform features at least 12 weeks before they reach the main Firefox release channel.

A separate profile

Firefox Developer Edition uses a separate profile from other Firefox versions installed on your machine. This means you can easily run the Developer Edition alongside your release or Beta version of Firefox.

A distinct theme

This includes quicker access to the developer tools.

Experimental developer tools

We’ll include experimental tools that aren’t yet ready to ride the trains to release.

For example, the Developer Edition includes the Valence add-on, which enables you to connect the Firefox developer tools to other browsers such as Chrome on Android and Safari on iOS.

Set up for web developers

We’ve set default preference values tailored for web developers. For example, chrome and remote debugging are enabled by default.


Develop, deploy and debug Firefox OS apps directly in your browser, or on a Firefox OS device, with this tool that replaces App Manager.

Responsive Design View

See how your Website or Web app will look on different screen sizes without changing the size of your browser window.


All your favorite dev tools and more

Firefox Developer Edition Released brings your core dev tools together with some powerful new ones that will extend your ability to work across multiple platforms from one place. It’s everything you’re used to, only better. And only from Firefox.



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