Discussion in 'other software & services' started by ronjor, Apr 24, 2012.
Also: Thunderbrd in Fully Localized Versions
FYI. Mozilla Thunderbird, Portable Edition 12.0 (email client) Released for PA Platform users, courtesy of PortableApps.com.
Does anyone know why so many major releases? I applaud development and moving ahead but it must be hell for add-on developers to keep up!
Ikester, in this particular update, there were quite a few Security Advisories for Thunderbird 12.
OK fair enough. But I'm asking why in general. Is there really that much in the way of feature additions and/or security updates that there needs to be 12 major versions to date? I just don't know how third party developers cope.
Once incremental updates are virtually discontinued, every newer version then becomes a "major" version. It's called 'semantics', aka 'keeping up with the Joneses'. (Or more like keeping up with the Google Chromes, in this case.)
New versions of Firefox are now 'major versions' in the same way Ralphie's dad receives 'major awards'.
I would have thought that "keeping up with the Jones" didn't involve renovating the home every few months. It seems to me that stability should be the hallmark of a market leader.
I couldn't agree more. I feel sympathy for the extension coders. The way things are going Mozilla are going to alienate more & more of their users. They may even drive people to move towards Chrome or others as a more stable alternative.