Mozilla Adds New Firefox Channel to Facilitate Rapid Release Schedule

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Dartht33bagger

Personally, I'm tired of all these new browsers.  FF4 just came out and we're already talking about FF5.  IE9 just came out and we're already talking about IE10.  FF4 should at least have 2-3 years of life before FF5. 

If they keep making new browsers at this rate, we are going to be on FF18 and IE30 in a matter of years.

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SuperiorBeing

So? So what if we end up using Firefox 597 by 2020? Browser are constantly evolving. They're getting faster, more secure, and more features all the time. That's a good thing. I want more powerful open web standards, I want more efficient, better looking user interfaces. I really don't think it's a bad thing that sluggish developers like Mozilla are heating things up. Competition is a great thing, because otherwise we'd all be using IE6 and Windows XP.

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AETAaAS

Wow, it really has gone into overdrive... FF4 just finalised recently and the FF5 card is already on the table. Looking back, it seemed like I was on FF3 for donkey's years compared to this.

I've usually used the final builds so I'm not sure what's going on now. How much more aggresively updated can the Aurora channel be compared to the Nightly Builds which are already largely untested? xD

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whiteknight89

Here. This is from Mozilla's website. It explains the situation a little better I think. Im surprised the article didn't link it.

 

https://developer.mozilla.org/devnews/index.php/2011/04/07/new-development-channels-and-repositories-for-rapid-releases/

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AETAaAS

Thanks, even with the official explanation, it still seems needlessly complicated, but I'm sure they know what they're doing. I'll just wait till June for the full release. xD

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