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Comment: I wonder what version we'd actually be at... (Score 1) 270

by cjellibebi (#47209977) Attached to: Firefox 30 Available, Firebug 2.0 Released

My guess is that 5.0[sane] would be around the time they changed the extension system (ca. 10.0[insane]) to take into account the rapid release cycle breaking extensions that relied on a max version number. Internally, I can't off the top of my head think of what changed internally since 10.0[insane], but I'd guess the introduction of Australis (29.0[insane]) would make it 6.0[sane] (unless there was another really major change which would push the sane version number to 7.0 or even 8.0). So FF 30.0[insane] would be 6.1[sane].

Another way of doing it is that the major version number only changes when an ESR is branched off, and the minor version number corresponds to an insane-major-number. So 4->4, 10->5, 17->6, 24->7, so 30.0[insane] would be 7.6[sane].

Perhaps if we can work out what version number Firefox should have, we can encourage disgruntled Firefox users to refer to it by it's sane version, and hope this will catch on.

Comment: Re:Still in classic Google Maps (Score 3, Interesting) 255

by cjellibebi (#45978619) Attached to: Google Removes "Search Nearby" Function From Updated Google Maps

[...] streamlining the interfaces, Apple-style (motto: "It's either easy or it's impossible").

This sums up nicely the trend towards dumbed down user-interfaces. They're spending so much time on making these gadgets and services accessible to the masses that the power-users are utterly being left out.

What hath Bob wrought?