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Windows 7: Firefox To Drop Version Numbers Entirely

16 Aug 2011   #41
arkhi

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195
 
 

Wait.. what's the latest stable version? I just updated to FF4! D:<


*nvm... checks FF website*


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16 Aug 2011   #42
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

btw mentioning stability. I'm surprised how solid Chromium is. I just updated my snapshot today to 15.0.854.0 and it's as solid, if not more so, as any "final" version of other browsers. I cheat. I pick the snapshot with the empty change log.
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18 Aug 2011   #43
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
A long series of stupid decisions

This is just like when they changed their web page layout a couple of years ago.
I find it next to impossible to find anything on it, unless I know the EXACT name of the Add-on I am looking for.

Recently they took away the "Release Notes" link in the "Help" menu (so you can't find out what changes the latest update makes).
It's next to impossible to find the info on their website.

I blame Smart Phone and Tablet users.

Here's something I posted on ZDNet:
Quote:
I have noticed a trend recently (amongst almost every software maker) of removing as much info as possible from their products.
"Need to know basis and you don't need to know."

I assume that this is to cater to the Smart Phone/Tablet market.
Instead of producing a product to suit that market, they modify desktop software which reduces its functionality.

IE9
Despite the large amount of "real estate" it uses (with the toolbars on) it has almost no controls and there are very limited options for rearranging the UI.
FF4 (and later)
"One Button to rule them all" approach.
FF8
Doesn't show the protocols in the "Awesome bar" (another cringe worthy name) any more.
Email Programs
A couple that I use don't even display email addresses!
I guess email addresses are too difficult for Smart Phone/Tablet users to understand.
That's weird.
Actually I can see the protocols now (I'm using W7 and FF8a at the moment).
It must be FF6 in Ubuntu that doesn't show them.
Maybe my PC glitched.

Additional
It's not FF6 in Ubuntu.
It was those updates for FF8a that caused the protocols to vanish (the ones I had to uninstall).
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18 Aug 2011   #44
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Awsome Bar

Hmm, does Safari have a "Genius Bar"?
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18 Aug 2011   #45
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

I was wondering what was going on when after the update I went to check/confirm the update & instead of a version number, it said in it's place "You are currently on the release update channel".
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18 Aug 2011   #46
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

This hasn't been put in use yet. Probably see it in version 9 or something.

"You are currently on the release update channel" has been there for a while now since they implemented channels. I'm sure if you go and check again it will show you the version number still.
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18 Aug 2011   #47
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

Nope, just updated on the 16th & had a look just now, it's still there...

Might be a diff of what they show tween the 32/64 bit version perhaps. Not that I'm worried.....
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18 Aug 2011   #48
darkfriday

Windows 7 Home Prem x32
 
 

I just updated to FF 9.0a1. So its still listing the version number as of 8/18/2011.
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18 Aug 2011   #49
pjhutch

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

How about build numbers? So current release is say 6000, next release is 6001 etc
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19 Aug 2011   #50
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Jesus. I do hope they're kidding.
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