Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th Jan 2010 00:04 UTC
Google Finally! Google has released version 4.0 of Chrome for Windows, bringing the much-anticipated extensions framework out of beta and into the stable channel. Currently, more than 1500 extensions are already available. Version 4.0 carries more features than just extensions, though.
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RE[3]: Version Marketing?
by MechR on Tue 26th Jan 2010 06:06 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Version Marketing?"
MechR
Member since:
2006-01-11

Version number is always arbitrary.

Then why do you care if Chrome goes up by 1's instead of 0.1's?

But the point is that from 1.0 to 4.0 in 1.5 years is tooooo marketing.

If by "marketing" you mean "simpler," then I guess so. Since it's all arbitrary, you might as well cut the modesty and estimation and decimals, and just increment by one every time. Let people who care read the release notes if they want to find out "how much" has changed.

If mozilla wanted marketing, they could have called 3.6 4.0.

But they didn't.

... This time. Previously they jumped from 2.0 straight to 3.0, and the plan after 3.7 is to skip to 4.

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RE[4]: Version Marketing?
by kwanbis on Tue 26th Jan 2010 14:20 in reply to "RE[3]: Version Marketing?"
kwanbis Member since:
2005-07-06

I'm meaning arbitrary because there is no "law" on what to do.

That is how Microsoft went from Word 2.0 for Windows to Word 6.0. Or how WordPerfect for Windows started at 5.1.

Now, "normally", products start at 1.0, and grow in version number as in MAJOR.Minor updates.

So, no, going from 1.0 to 4.0 in 1.5 years is NOT normal, and it is a marketing plot for sure: Chrome 4.0 should be better than Firefox 3.5, but still worst than IE 8.0, so probably in another year, Chrome would be at 8.0.

And I don't care. It's just an observation.

By the way. Mozilla jumped from 2.0 to 3.0 after 1.5 years. And the changes from 2.0 to 3.0 where major enough to warrant that option.

Same time it took google to go from 1.0 to 4.0.

Edited 2010-01-26 14:30 UTC

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RE[4]: Version Marketing?
by Fergy on Thu 28th Jan 2010 07:58 in reply to "RE[3]: Version Marketing?"
Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

If by "marketing" you mean "simpler," then I guess so. Since it's all arbitrary, you might as well cut the modesty and estimation and decimals, and just increment by one every time. Let people who care read the release notes if they want to find out "how much" has changed.

Firefox 1.0: first real release with nice extension manager
Firefox 1.5: great update manager and a big improvement to extension mananger
Firefox 2.0: spellcheck, session restore, phishing protection
Firefox 3.0: faster javascript, resume download, tab scrolling, awesomebar, Full page zoom, better password management, bookmark tags, much lower memory usage
Firefox 3.5: faster javascript, HTML5 <video><audio><Drag and drop><offline>, improved awesomebar
Firefox 3.6: faster javascipt, improved HTML5 like video, personas

Chrome 1.0: fast startup, fast javascript, fast rendering
Chrome 2.0: ehm?
Chrome 3.0: ehm? extensions?
Chrome 4.0: ehm? something like personas?

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