JAB_Creations - 11:21 pm on Jan 11, 2012 (gmt 0)
This must infer that not everyone over at Mozilla is on drugs because their rapid release policy can't be explained for any other reason.
I love the bleeding edge but the six week rapid release policy proves that the people in charge at Mozilla need to not only be fired but blacklisted from anything more tech than hammer and nails. One release had added support for a single CSS3 property (word-wrap related, very miscellaneous) and a proprietary Microsoft JScript method that treats code as plain text without involving eval (using that or innerHTML means you doom yourself to below application-level programming)...and sadly there have been many releases that were absolutely totally and utterly worthless adding no value to anyone and doing nothing more than artificially inflating the version number (Firefox is at about 5.0 right now for those who appreciate integrity).
I don't like it as an end-user, breaks extensions for no reason and I've manually hacked my extensions and set the maxVersion to over 9000 (and not for the sake of humor).
I don't like it as a web designer/web developer, adds lots of versions with little difference to test.
I further hate it as a web designer/web developer as their "channel" setups make maintaining profiles a complete pain...and every 6 weeks/42 days.
I don't like it as a web enthusiast, ****if**** there is an exciting feature it gets added alone and that's not worth blogging about.
I don't like it as a techie, almost half the people I've helped have had (minimally) modest complaints if they weren't outright angry.
So I'll be sticking with the enterprise edition and I'll set that up for my clients, family and friends who can't get comfortable with Opera (which requires the least out-of-box customization to make humanly usable out of all the browsers).
I highly recommend everyone moving to the extended release edition. I'll switch over from 8.0 when it is released.
That or switch over to Opera, Opera 12 will be the only browser with cross-platform hardware acceleration. It absolutely slaughters the competition in my testing and they've been fixing a lot of the issues that have concerned me.