Version number changes for Thunderbird

Ben Bucksch ben.bucksch at beonex.com
Wed Jun 1 21:14:15 UTC 2011


On 31.05.2011 12:06, Mark Banner wrote:
>> Question: Will we end up with Thunderbird 15 in a year's time (and TB 
>> 25 in 2 years), or what's the plan?
> Yes, we'll get numbers that big.

Don't you think that's ridiculous? I think that's hideous. I don't like 
date-base version numbers, but they're still better than "TB 25".

Marketing-wise, that's an even bigger catastrophe: It's not news to 
update from TB 26 to TB 27. At the moment, we get newsticker articles 
(e.g. on heise.de) when we make a new release. This is PR, this is free 
advertising. We will lose that.

So, I think this is a loss-loss path.

Ben



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