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Support building with different channels w/ different branding

See original GitHub issue

You can find icon resources here:

Anthony started things here, and apparently it works for macOS.

So still remaining is Linux and Windows.

You can see where we have different profile directories for each OS here: This doc might be helpful:

We want to support 4 channels: release, beta, developer, and canary

User directory

For official build

  • ~/Library/Application Support/BraveSoftware/Brave-Browser-Dev/Default for dev channel
  • ~/Library/Application Support/BraveSoftware/Brave-Browser-Beta/Default for beta channel
  • ~/Library/Application Support/BraveSoftware/Brave-Browser-Canary/Default for canary channel
  • ~/Library/Application Support/BraveSoftware/Brave-Browser/Default for release channel

For unofficial build

  • ~/Library/Application Support/BraveSoftware/Brave-Browser-Development/Default for all channel


  • channel option for build command (brave-browser)
  • user dir support (brave-core)
    • MacOS
    • Windows
    • Linux
  • install dir
    • MacOS
    • Windows
    • Linux
  • app icon (brave-core)
    • MacOS
    • Windows
    • Linux

Issue Analytics

  • State:closed
  • Created 6 years ago
  • Reactions:2
  • Comments:7 (7 by maintainers)

github_iconTop GitHub Comments

bbondycommented, Mar 28, 2018

~/Library/Application Support/Brave-Browser-Dev/Default for dev channel ~/Library/Application Support/Brave-Browser-Development/Default for official_build=false builds.

simonhongcommented, Apr 4, 2018

On windows, channel info is fetched from executables path.

void InitializeProductDetailsForPrimaryModule() {

In the startup progress of beta, Beta is fetched from “C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome Beta\Application\chrome.exe” and appropriate InstallConstants is set as a global variable. Then, this variable is used to get various channel information on runtime.

Need to check GetDefaultUserDataDirectory() in

We have copied chromium_install_modes.[h|cc] version, however, upstream version is still compiled together. install_static_util target is including upstream version and is build as a separate library. I need to fix this first.

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