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Re: Firefox 6 is Out Shortly

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____/ Homer on Monday 15 Aug 2011 15:26 : \____

> Verily I say unto thee that Roy Schestowitz spake thusly:
>> ____/ Sinister Midget on Sunday 14 Aug 2011 14:16 : \____
>>> I think they need to slow it down a little. I barely had 4 before 5
>>> was pestering me. Now we're set for 6 to start being an annoyance.
>> Yeah, this is a nightmare to some plugin developers. I made Firefox my
>> fallback browser (Konqueror now primary). Firefox's versions treadmill
>> also affects Iceweasel... but the numbers could just be 4.1 and 4.2...
>> that's a better way to think of 5 and 6.
> It was a stupid decision made for stupid reasons, a bit like the Linux
> 3.0 bullshit. We'll be up to silly numbers like "Firefox 107" before
> long, at which point the number actually detracts from the marketing.
> How many products do you know have a major version number greater than
> 10, for example? It just looks silly. It also makes a mockery of stable
> code branches and LTS support, which makes it a nightmare for plugin
> developers and distro maintainers, especially as Mozilla have
> emphatically stated they won't support older releases.

Well, so that's about release *pace* and not numbering.

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