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Tuesday November 26th, 2002
#4 Re: Why is 1.0 so long lived?
Tuesday November 26th, 2002 10:38 AM
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Because a lot of developpers of mozilla-based projects want to work on their project and not try to play catch up with the changes in XUL. They need something very stable. And 1.0 is exactly that. Of course, 1.1 and 1.2 have new things, improvements, that's why they have a higher number after all.
Concrete example: If you take the latest version (1.2b that is), you have 8 localizations (translations of Mozilla in other languages), vs. 19 for 1.0.1, there are less themes working on 1.2b than on 1.0.1 etc... That's just the tip of the iceberg.
So it's not that much about the stability of the program, but the stability of the code.
I hope this answers your question.