Posted Sep 9, 2010 6:56 UTC (Thu) by khim
In reply to: On stability
Parent article: Debian squeezes out Chromium
It would be interesting to understand why Firefox is still a so fast moving target after so many years of existence.
Because the web is changing? 3D, Drag-N-Drop, WebStorage, WebM, file access, etc - all these features can only be used by web developers if old versions without them are declared obsolete. Microsoft's answer to this challenge is called Silverlight: you can use all these nifty features there already and then it does not matter if the user uses IE6 or IE9. Chrome/Firefox are trying to propose different answer, but it'll only work if features will be pushed to the end users. It does not matter for the web developer if the feature is committed to git respository year ago or just yesterday, what does matter is when the feature is pushed to end users. So it does not matter when new version is released, what does matter is when old version is killed: Google certainly showed is nicely with Chrome and Firefox followed.
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