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Re: [opensuse] What the reason behind the Mozilla "version race"?
On 2012/07/20 17:41 (GMT-0700) John Andersen composed:

Cristian Rodríguez wrote:

Version numbers are meaningless on the current state of affairs in
software development. they are no more than marketing tool now.

Well, actually not in this case.
So many plugins to FF are sensitive to version numbers that anyone living
on the beta channel had better resign themselves to constantly being without
the key useful plugins on any given day.

Often, the plugin dev need only change the required version numbers in
the plug in to get it to work.

Last year Mozilla changed the extension architecture to reduce the likelihood of add-ons becoming unusable when the version increments, and when more significant changes are released, but it cannot force the extension writers to update to take advantage of the improvements. Many extensions still don't take advantage. If you don't have the add-on compatibility reporter installed and enabled, you're probably failing to play a part in mitigating the problem of out-of-date extensions.
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