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____/ Homer on Thursday 18 Aug 2011 09:28 : \____
> Verily I say unto thee that Roy Schestowitz spake thusly:
>> ____/ 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.
> I don't see anything there that warrants a major version bump, do you?
> It's bullshit. They're just playing "Me Too" with Google.
> Let's get back to sensible numbering.
It's too late now.
~~ Best of wishes
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