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General Chat Thread, Firefox 6 released early (a.k.a. Firefox 5 is now EOL'd) in General; The Linux Kernel has also changed its numbering system. 3.n+1 instead of 2.6.n+1. kind of makes sense to me when ...
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    The Linux Kernel has also changed its numbering system.
    3.n+1 instead of 2.6.n+1. kind of makes sense to me when trying to spot the difference between minor version in 2.6.32-131.6.1.el6.x86_64

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    I'm sure we'll get used to it in time but it is quite annoying (and pointless) for the moment. Chrome has done is since the beginning (I think?) whilst Firefox hasn't, which makes it seem all the more silly - to have the first few major releases on a traditional numbering system and then to suddenly change. Years with FF3 and then suddenly go to 6 in a year.

    It's nonsensical because the traditional system works perfectly, major releases and minor updates are easily differentiated.

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    Mozilla have lost the plot IMO. I use IE9 at home, less problems with these stupid updates every few seconds. Guess I have to test SLG with FF6 at work now when I have only recently finished with FF5!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidewinder View Post
    I'm sure we'll get used to it in time but it is quite annoying (and pointless) for the moment. Chrome has done is since the beginning (I think?) whilst Firefox hasn't, which makes it seem all the more silly - to have the first few major releases on a traditional numbering system and then to suddenly change. Years with FF3 and then suddenly go to 6 in a year.

    It's nonsensical because the traditional system works perfectly, major releases and minor updates are easily differentiated.
    Tbh I have never been happy with chrome not informing the user of version changes, they could at least give you an idea, that way when something breaks you know your browser just changed and thats when the bug came in.
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    See bugzilla bug 455694. Fixed in the 2011-07-31 builds. The bug is basically:

    'make tab drag and drop animation look like chrome and safari.'

    First logged in 2008 and bumped in 2010. The 2010 bump was 'can we put this in firefox four.'

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    Quote Originally Posted by thepineapplehead View Post
    See bugzilla bug 455694. Fixed in the 2011-07-31 builds. The bug is basically:

    'make tab drag and drop animation look like chrome and safari.'

    First logged in 2008 and bumped in 2010. The 2010 bump was 'can we put this in firefox four.'
    LMAO!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroHour View Post
    LMAO!!!
    At least they're honest about pinching ideas from other browsers. lol

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    Thanks for the info. upgrading my Firefox 5 now. =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidewinder View Post
    Years with FF3 and then suddenly go to 6 in a year..
    It's silly but it looks like theres going to be a new release every 6 weeks. Here New Firefox 6 belies rapid-release complaints | The Download Blog - Download.com has a good diagram made by mozilla of the release schedule. (Yes I know you can get it from their website in TIFF format.)

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    Loaded up firefox at work this morning ... we're up to 9 ... I'm sure there's a spinal tap joke in there somewhere
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    Firefox just asked me to install Firefox7.0beta.

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