Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 27th Sep 2011 19:45 UTC, submitted by lemur2
Mozilla & Gecko clones Mozilla has released Firefox 7. Unlike releases of Firefox 5 and Firefox 6 which were relatively minor upgrades to the browser, Firefox 7 includes a number of significant improvements, most important of which is probably the drastically reduced memory usage.
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RE[2]: Biggest change...
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 27th Sep 2011 20:32 UTC in reply to "RE: Biggest change..."
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

So, yes, Firefox increases its major version number at about the same rate as Chrome, but like Chrome, just learn to ignore the version number really.


Bingo.

Version numbers are retarded anyway when it comes to browsers.

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RE[3]: Biggest change...
by ephracis on Tue 27th Sep 2011 20:56 in reply to "RE[2]: Biggest change..."
ephracis Member since:
2007-09-23

Version numbers are retarded when it comes to consumer software that doesn't have any platform characteristics.

Browser have extensions, but maybe the solution is to either promise backward compatibility or use a distinct version number for the "extension platform" visible only to developers and power users.

Anyway, I still see the need for version numbers when it comes to libc and linux images.

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