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Mr. Boffo

Since: 24.3.02
From: Oshkosh, WI

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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.94
A quick timeline:
Firefox 3: June 17, 2008
Firefox 4: March 22, 2011
Firefox 5: June 21, 2011
Firefox 6: August 16, 2011
Firefox 7: September 27, 2011

Do you think they've made enough changes to warrant the major build number changing 3 separate times, or do they think that having a big number makes it seem like they're making progress? Or is this just an excuse to get more cakes from Microsoft?

All I know is that my extensions keep breaking.
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Boudin blanc

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They decided on this insane release cycle/version update that's baffling pretty much everyone. Minor updates, instead of being a subset of a main release, will get their own release number if they fall within the release cycle. Yeah, I don't get it either.

Mozilla Outlines 16 Week Firefox Development Cycle (

There was also a moment there were Mozilla was talking about removing the version number from the "About" section, so you couldn't easily discern which version you had installed.

Version numbers in Firefox aren't going anywhere (

They're getting pretty wacky over there at Mozilla.

(edited by Leroy on 27.9.11 1506)
Peter The Hegemon
Lap cheong

Since: 11.2.03
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Holy crap. I'm still on 3. I had installed 4 at one point, wasn't happy with the changes (I'm a total "I like it the way I know it" guy) and hit the System Restore. I had no idea they'd gone beyond 4! Maybe it's time to suck it up and upgrade, but I'm not sure to what!

Since: 22.4.02
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It could have just been a way of catching up to Chrome, which is already on version 14. I wouldn't put much stock in the release numbers anyway, but whatever they want to do, fine with me.

You wanted the best, you got... the Out of Context Quote of the Week.

"£8.70 for a measly 16 out of your average fag machine." (dMr)

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I disagree with you, actually. Why should we force a user to either open up a new window or new tab when they might not want to? The way it's set up seems perfect to me. Everyone can open new links in whatever way they prefer.
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