Firefox 1.0 Update
Sunday July 25th, 2004
Ben Goodger has posted an update on his blog discussing what's next for Firefox on the road to 1.0. The decision has been made to call the next release "Firefox 1.0 Preview Release" externally, and 0.10 internally. Ben also goes into detail on what extension authors can do to ensure compatibility with this next release. More details on the latest extension standards can be found on the Firefox Project site.
zero point ten is more than zero point nine, its the sensible progression.
0.9.2 doesn't make sense because that would signify a very minor upgrade to 0.9.1, ie one with only a couple of bugs fixed. 0.9.9 doesn't make sense because then there are then some versions missing, it is still being billed as a more minor upgrade than to 0.10 and it doesn't allow any other versions to be added (not that they should be at this stage, but look at Mozilla 1.0)
If you look at other software projects, you will see lots of them using integer.integer version numbers, eg MySQL 3.23, Apache 1.3.31