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Re: version numbering

From: Marc Haisenko <haisenko_at_webport.de>
Date: 2003-12-16 18:54:47 CET

On Tuesday 16 December 2003 19:17, Greg Hudson wrote:
> On Tue, 2003-12-16 at 12:44, Marc Haisenko wrote:
> > Now what John meant (I think) is that Mozilla 1.4 and 1.5 are like Linux
> > 2.4.21 and 2.4.22
> But they aren't similar. There was Mozilla 1.4.1 for bugfixes. Mozilla
> 1.5 is so named because it has new features.
> (Linux sometimes does put new features into 2.4.x releases. But that
> seems like a weakness, not a strength. With Mozilla, you know that 1.5
> has new features relative to 1.4, and that 1.4.1 has only bugfixes
> relative to 1.4.)

Well, new features are also introduced in the stable tree of Linux, but none
are very dramatic.

Whatever. It really does not matter since it's just a matter of the developers
personal taste how they number their releases... if they'd liked they could
even give each release a name ;-)

Marc Haisenko
Webport IT-Services GmbH
mailto: haisenko@webport.de
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Received on Tue Dec 16 19:24:11 2003

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