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From:
Nicholas Clark
Date:
February 6, 2013 20:18
Subject:
Re: Perl 7 or Perl 2013?
Message ID:
20130206201833.GW5653@plum.flirble.org
On Wed, Feb 06, 2013 at 12:10:39PM -0800, Jan Dubois wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 6, 2013 at 11:49 AM, Nicholas Clark <nick@ccl4.org> wrote:
> > Secondly, I read* a specific complaint from someone that Firefox version
> > number bumping killed their ability to migrate work webapps from IE to
> > Firefox. Just as they were getting close to sign off that it worked on
> > Firefox 4 (I think), the whole rapid numbering started. And the transition
> > project was doomed, because there was no way they could re-validate every
> > 3 months for a new "major" version number.
> [...]
> > * I read it on the Internet (so it must be true) and I can't find the
> >   reference, but it certainly seemed truthful
> 
> I think you were looking for this:
> 
> http://mike.kaply.com/2011/06/21/firefox-rapid-release-process/#comment-10455

It was exactly that one. Thanks

> Note that Mozilla *has* reacted to this issue by making "Extended
> Support Releases":
> 
> https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/organizations/faq/

Where "Extended Support" seems to last for about 12 or 13 *months*.

That's better than nothing, but revalidation every year is still going to be
a pain. However, you get what you pay for.

Nicholas Clark

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