Linked by lemur2 on Tue 8th Nov 2011 22:40 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones Mozilla has announced the release of Firefox 8 for Windows, Mac, Linux and Firefox for Android. This release appears to be a relatively minor update. Perhaps the main feature of this update is the ability for user control over third-party addons. "At Mozilla, we think you should be in control, so we are disabling add-ons installed by third parties without your permission and letting you pick the ones you want to keep." A detailed technical description of this new Firefox release can be found in the release notes.
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RE[4]: When
by arbour42 on Wed 9th Nov 2011 16:43 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: When"
arbour42
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Version numbers are extremely important, especially for developers. How do you know which javascript function isn't working in which browser version? Why does this add-on work in Firefox 6, but not in Firefox (n+3) which came out 4 months later?

Do I need to test my javascript in Firefox 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and Chrome 10, 11, 12, 13, 14? To cover all versions released in the last 6 months?

I'm sick of all of it. In a corporate environment, you want slow, measured version number changes. You can't just keep upgrading for the sake of upgrading every 6 weeks.

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