Firefox v. 15

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  1. Gargoyle
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    I just got a popup asking me to upgrade to FF 15. It seems like I only upgraded to FF 14 a few weeks ago, and they've had at least 7 full versions in the past 12 or 14 months.

    A full version upgrade always indicated a major new release, there was an entire hierarchy on how version numbers were assigned; to jump from 14.0.1 to 15.0 in a matter of weeks goes against all conventions.

    What is the deal with FF and their version numbers? At this rate we'll be on v. 47.0.1 in three years, and website developers will be jumping out of windows due to the craziness of making sure their sites work on all versions.
     
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    I have been running 15.0.1 for a while now
     
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    It's just numbers. Whether they change the one before the first "." or one of the numbers behind doesn't really matter to me. In the cloud it's becoming more and more popular to label releases with major numbers and have new releases every few months (see, for example, Workday). The desktop software is just adjusting to that model.

    At some point they'll realize that they run out of numbers (well, not really, but you get the point) and they'll switch to another naming scheme. Windows 98 anyone?
     
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    As mentioned above, that's just number. Wold you prefer to be on Firefox 3.971.1 instead? The actual updates are of the same frequency, they are just numbering them differently.
     
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    It doesn't matter, it's just a number. chrome also releases updates and new versions just as fast.

    -David
     
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    I think flipping the digit(s) to the left of the first decimal point should be reserved for major upgrades. But them "major" can be in the eye of the beholder.
     
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    I agree with you on the 'major' ... 'generally' speaking ;)
     
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    First world problems!
     

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