It's amazing to me how people think of documentation as easy or an
afterthought, but there's a huge difference between documentation
written by someone coming up the learning curve and documentation
written by someone who really knows it. I'd say well designed and
engineered documentation is more important than well designed and
engineered source code.
-- Brien Behlendorf
Sure, we could have labeled it 4.0.1 or some other fractional value
that would have made some slashdot and ars readers happy, but that
would be a lie to add-on and web developers because it's not a
minor non-breaking change for them. With this versioning system, we
are communicating honestly to the only people who will have a
reason to care about versions -- developers, that we are making, or
at least asserting that we may be making, breaking changes that
they should care about.
Again, Firefox version numbers are not for consumers. Nowhere in
our announcements of Firefox was it called anything but the latest
version of Firefox. There will be no past versions of Firefox
available to consumers so it's just plain "Firefox" and it gets
better at regular 6 week intervals.
-- Asa Dotzler
1.4.0 has actually seen testing in the form of loading the module,
enjoying a view of a non-crashing X server (-retro too, I'm soo 80s
today...) and thus deducting that the driver is bug-free. Which is
more testing than previous releases have seen. Nonetheless, you
may not want to control your nuclear power plants with this driver.
-- Peter Hutterer
The RFC forgot to send an army with you, so it cannot expect to be
obeyed. In the GNU Project, we do not obey standards -- we
consider them, then DTRT. Often TRT is to do what the standard
says. Sometimes TRT is something else.
-- Richard Stallman
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