Mozilla Firebird 0.7.1 Released for Mac OS X
Sunday October 26th, 2003
A minor update to Mozilla Firebird 0.7 has been released for Mac OS X users. Version 0.7.1 is a recommended upgrade that fixes several usability issues and significantly improves performance. The Mozilla Firebird 0.7.1 Release Notes have more information. The new build is available for Mac OS X only from ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firebird/releases/0.7.1. Starting with version 0.8, Mozilla Firebird will use Kevin Gerich's Pinstripe as the default theme on OS X. This theme is also available for 0.7.1.
In related news, the Mozilla Firebird Roadmap has been updated with details about the the plans for each milestone up to 1.0. The Mozilla Firebird 1.0 Charter has more general information about the project's goals.
#5 Re: Version numbers
Sunday October 26th, 2003 11:06 PM
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It's a common thing in the general versioning scheme Mozilla (and other open-source projects, and probably some other projects) follows. The numbers aren't standard decimals anyway; there's no such thing as 1.4.1. Instead, the points delimit independent numbers.
This really allows them to be more consistent with versioning, as they're not limited to any set number of minor releases per major release, nor are they limited to a certain number of bugfix releases per major release.