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Lifestyle lift for Firefox? Keeping that new version feel?

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post #12 of 70
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Originally Posted by Faster_is_better View Post
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.
Yeah, I was just thinking perhaps it could update automatically but store backups for the last 3 updates. That way you could easily roll back to where you were and would never have to worry about version numbers.
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post #13 of 70
I don't see why this was really necessary, but at the same time to me it really doesn't even matter.
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Originally Posted by IEATFISH View Post
Yeah, I was just thinking perhaps it could update automatically but store backups for the last 3 updates. That way you could easily roll back to where you were and would never have to worry about version numbers.
At that point you aren't getting security fixes, that would be silly.

They're going to EOL firefox 3.6 eventually anyway, might as well move on.
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Instead of using numbers how bout adjectives like sweetass update
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post #16 of 70
How about instead of using version numbers just use a build date?
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How about going back to the old system? If it isn't broke don't..
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post #18 of 70
They're only doing this because they're trying to 1-up each other. They're release schedule and software updating scheme violates the entire kernel/source code-update paradigm.

The uniformed will look at the numbers and the frequency with which updates are released and assume they're getting a superior product to other competitors.
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post #19 of 70
How can a web browser be so provocative all of a sudden? It is like the Firefox developers are trollin' everyone every six weeks.

Yeah, FF should go with a build date instead of a version number. They already have the build date in the Nightly. No build date or version number is unconventional.



Edited by Riou - 8/15/11 at 1:33pm
post #20 of 70
Version numbers are only practical for troubleshooting purposes.

But if the version number is tracked anyway (just in a more-conspicuous sort of way), what's the point in trying to cover it up? I mean, they have to track it, it's gotta be recorded somewhere in the code, why go to the trouble of masking it to the average user? I mean, the only time I even see my version number is if I go to help > about.

I'm confused by the reason to change, though it really doesn't matter to me all that much.
    
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