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Keeping in mind all the discussions surrounding Firefox version numbering, seems OpenBSD have been doing pretty much the same for a long time now.
Posted Nov 6, 2011 20:43 UTC (Sun) by robbe (guest, #16131)
Firefox, OTOH, has cought the "our major version is meaningless, let's drop it" flu. Previous victims include Sun (SunOS/Solaris, Java) and GNU (Emacs). These always were suspected of version inflation.
MS Windows, to give another example, suffered from completely erratic "external" naming of the versions between 3.11 and 7. The internal versions were always sane.
Maybe naming releases after the number of cycles around the sun since the birth of some obscure religious emperor will also sound silly in the future -- who knows?
Posted Nov 9, 2011 13:28 UTC (Wed) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
But it hasn't exactly inflated its version numbers at stunning speed since then. I was using Emacs 19.34 back in 1996. Now? An Emacs 24 prerelease.
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