Posted Sep 9, 2010 4:47 UTC (Thu) by roelofs
In reply to: On stability
Parent article: Debian squeezes out Chromium
The big issue with fast-changing apps and stability is that they make it impossible to win the "bug race".
Indeed. But the bigger issue, I think, is: what makes Firefox and Chromium so special that they have to pop out a major new, compatibility-busting release every few months? Internet Exploder certainly doesn't; Safari doesn't (AFAIK); and neither does Opera (also AFAIK). This seems like a classic case of cranio-rectal impaction on the part of upstream.
(Of course, if there is a reasonable excuse, I'd love to hear it.)
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