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Old May 4, 2012, 10:10 AM   #1
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Firefox 12... wtf

So, now they're up to Firefox 12.

Is it me, or did Firefox 8 come out like 3 weeks ago? AND, since when are they using "whole numbers" for these minor updates? Based on what I've seen, we should be on version 8.6 or something, not version 12. No major changes to the product in a long time, which is usually when you see the "whole number" update. Mildly annoying.
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Old May 4, 2012, 10:13 AM   #2
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The RapidRelease schedule has been in place for over a year now...
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Old May 4, 2012, 10:15 AM   #3
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So, now they're up to Firefox 12.

Is it me, or did Firefox 8 come out like 3 weeks ago? AND, since when are they using "whole numbers" for these minor updates? Based on what I've seen, we should be on version 8.6 or something, not version 12. No major changes to the product in a long time, which is usually when you see the "whole number" update. Mildly annoying.
It's not you, they started doing these whole updates in the last 6 months or so and the next release will be 13.0 in about a month or so.

Here's a link to some Wiki notes on Mozilla.org.
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Old May 4, 2012, 10:16 AM   #4
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I've been firefox portable beta for more than a year now. Yesterday I upgraded to Fiirefox 13

Don't see much of a difference yet, except the homepage has tiles for recent page shortcuts.
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http://blog.mozilla.org/futurereleas...8/26/rapidity/

Here was their statement about it and their reasons for doing it, in case you're interested. They've been doing it this way since last August.
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Old May 4, 2012, 10:23 AM   #6
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Firefox 8 came out 6 months ago, November 8th 2011.
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Old May 4, 2012, 12:47 PM   #7
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http://blog.mozilla.org/futurereleas...8/26/rapidity/

Here was their statement about it and their reasons for doing it, in case you're interested. They've been doing it this way since last August.
Yes, I am interested, thanks.

Hmm... that sort of explains what they're doing, except I still don't agree with the "whole number" updates. The differences in an upgrade like that used be VERY obvious from one to the other. I don't notice any differences at all. I mean, I'm sure there are differences in speed, security, etc, but that's what should be happening in the ".X" updates anyway. Right?

Eh, no matter.

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Firefox 8 came out 6 months ago, November 8th 2011.
I thought it was obvious I was be facetious.
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Old May 4, 2012, 01:39 PM   #8
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It is a IT headache with vendors when they say they support for example Firefox 4, IE 8, etc.
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It is a IT headache with vendors when they say they support for example Firefox 4, IE 8, etc.
I wonder how much testing and work the add-on developers have to do to deal with rapid releases.
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Old Aug 6, 2012, 10:02 AM   #10
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While I’m glad to see Firefox, like Chrome, nimbly fixing bugs and rolling in new features, it still seems silly to award each new bundle of minor updates with a whole new version number.
My point exactly. From here:
http://www.macworld.com/article/1167...to_safari.html

Oh, and we're up to 14 already.
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