Maybe you misunderstood me. I meant the major-version-every-n-weeks-without-reason behavior, not PR flaunting.
As far as I can see this is a seriously braindead move on Mozilla's part, merely to keep up with Chrome's version numbers.
Also the old firefox development model of releases filled with major changes is MORE likely to break stuff.
All these stupid hyperbolic arguments about mozilla's new release schedule is making me rage.
Firefox 4's development took WAY too long, and now they have a sane release schedule and people even bitch about that.
Which is exactly my point: you knew when major changes happened that might break things, so you could stick to the older version of the software and still get security updates until the new version had been proven to work.Also the old firefox development model of releases filled with major changes is MORE likely to break stuff.
Not any more.
Good for you. The rest of us actually care more about software usability than having a rapid increase in version numbers.All these stupid hyperbolic arguments about mozilla's new release schedule is making me rage.
Since when was there any corporate use of Firefox anyway? They've been complaining since the beginning that they couldn't use Firefox until someone put out an msi based installer and allowed them to centrally manage it, and Mozilla never seemed to care about that.
Anyway, you seem to be conflating 2 complaints here. 1 is that they are releasing more often. The other is that the version # is getting too big too fast.
Your first complaint is valid - but there's a good reason they are doing this. Otherwise you end up with a situation like FF 3 where you are 12 months behind the competition for most of the year, and only get caught up for a month or two when you release.
Your second complaint is stupid, who cares what the version # says. Would you really have been happier if they called it 4.1 instead of 5?