Version number changes for Thunderbird

Rafael Ebron rebron at
Thu Jun 2 12:09:07 UTC 2011

On 6/2/11 4:30 AM, Ben Bucksch wrote:
> On 02.06.2011 03:14, Rafael Ebron wrote:
>> For example, Gmail users don't know what version number they're on.  
>> They're just using Gmail. And the Gmail team ... are able to push 
>> features without having to use version numbers.
> Have you *ever* read a news item in a major news outlet that headlined 
> "Gmail has new feature XYZ"? I can't remember any. Oh wait, there was 
> one: The delete function, after there was an outrage that Gmail didn't 
> really delete it, and Google had to respond to the public. There is 
> *no* regular news about Gmail. That's exactly my point.
This was just last week. LA Times, International Business Times, all the 
Tech Outlets

And also my comment about my car wasn't about my car model it was 
regarding the software in my car. 

It sounds like we all should know the operating system and version of 
our car software which tells us how fast we're driving, how much gas we 
have left, and connects us to things like gps/directions, OnStar, BMW 
Assist, etc.  I'm glad the car guys aren't making me care.  They're 
taking care of keeping my software up to date and letting me focus on 
driving my car.

>> We have surveys and data.
> Could you share that?
>> Here's some reality.  I drive a 2005 BMW X3
> Right. And while in the US, people say "2005 BMW", we in Europe think 
> in models. (And that might explain part of this discussion, because 
> cars are often used as comparison.) I know there were 3 models of 
> Mercedes C-Class, W202 starting 1994 (IIRC), W203 starting 2000, and 
> W204 starting 2008 IIRC. Once a major new model is released, the old 
> model drops significantly in price. A used C-Class from 2000 is *a 
> lot* more worth than one from 1999, because that's the newer model, 
> while 2000 to 2001 almost makes no difference. And that reflects 
> reality, because the W203 is indeed very different from the W202, 
> while 2000 to 2001 makes almost no difference.
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