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One side effect of a rapid release schedule is skyrocketing version numbers, something both Google and Mozilla want users to ignore. But that’s a tricky proposition when users have been raised on slowly-climbing digits trailing the names of their favorite apps. Rather than cling to traditional versioning ideas, companies are now pushing channels — constantly updated snapshots of the different development stages of a program. Both Chrome and Firefox now offer stable, beta, and bleeding-edge versions to suit a user’s wants.
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This is kind of fitting since a lot of people around here think that it's getting out of hand.
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This is kind of fitting since a lot of people around here think that it's getting out of hand.
There still has to be some way to distinguish between different builds though. People will have no way of knowing which stable version they're installing otherwise. Many like to stick with older versions.
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That's why I don't agree with it, it will only benefit those who pay no mind and just update.

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Mozilla, though, wants to make sure that version numbers are buried deep with its browser where only developers, enthusiasts, and sniffing code can call them up.
I'm sure it will be easy to find since it will in fact be there or someone will just create an add-on to show the user which version they're on.
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alternatively, they can use proper version numbers instead of just increasing the integer value tacked onto the end of their software...

FF 3, 4, 5, 6, 9000... its silly. we really should be on ff 4 point something at best. The current release is NOT several WHOLE REVISIONS newer than the one that came out last week.
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This is it. This is the last nail on the Mozilla coffin for me.

If they're still releasing security updates to 3.6, I'll stick with that. Otherwise, I'll just keep using Internet Explorer, version 9 is just fine.
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This is so pointless
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This is so pointless
I think the release is pointless, not the idea.

It's the mindset surrounding 99.99 VS just "chrome"...because then the end user says well "chrome didn't have to be updated 99.98 times".
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How about the next version of it is called Firefox FFS?
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I like this idea. I don't care what version I'm on and I don't like having to worry about updating. Just let Firefox keep itself up to date for me and let me know of big changes. I would prefer it happen by itself.
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post #10 of 70
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I like this idea. I don't care what version I'm on and I don't like having to worry about updating. Just let Firefox keep itself up to date for me and let me know of big changes. I would prefer it happen by itself.
Would be fine if its an option, to just let it stay up to date. But even if you did allow it to do so, I would expect if an update had any major GUI changes, it would notify you first, and ask "If you update, it will look like this: [screenshot] and have these new features x x x x, if you still wish to update then click [bam]

If someone was used to 3.6 and FF autoupdated to 4.x for example they would probably rage. GUI is way to different.
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