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[3]: Release cycles ...
by Fergy on Fri 11th Nov 2011 20:25 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Release cycles ..."
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But why did they change the versioning, is beyond my understanding - it is a mess imo. It might not be important for many ppl, but I feel less comfort, can't describe why.

What would you have said if Firefox started using names instead of numbers? 5=jacky 6=hank 7=trudy 8=mont 9=anne
The main thing about the version numbers is that they don't matter. Everybody should be on Firefox 8 right now.

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