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zikarus
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Damn...

... what is Mozilla going for? Just having released 2.0.0.2 a few weeks ago there is already a new version 2.0.0.3 (+1.5.0.11) out. What is that good for?

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Hehe

It's only 2.0.0.3 RC1.
Meaning:
Its not finished yet.
And I think versions with odd numbers (1,3,5) are unstable and the others (0,2,4) are stable.

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Hehe

Are you sure?

The release candidates were released 12.03.07. These new versions date from 20.03.07! And they are not labeled as rc's! Computerbase is usually correctly stating beta and rc-status. And they are well informed at early stages: New versions often appear on their site a few days before they can be found on the homepage of Mozilla itself...

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RCs are not labeled

Release candidates have no different display version than the actual release. If there are no problems with an RC it *becomes* the release.

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OK

I thought maybe it is like OO.

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No. It just means that a fix

No. It just means that a fix has been made. They're all stable. Mozilla puts versions out as they're made, which means if a fix is spotted and taken care of within a few weeks (or an existing major problem is fixed), there's a new version out in a few weeks. It's happened before.

An unstable release is denoted with "alpha" or "beta", as in Firefox 3.0a or Thunderbird 2.0b.

Vintage!

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Exactly

However some projects do number like that, most notable being the Linux kernel, however AFAIK they have changed.
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hmm

If you tested the firefox 2 beta, your new firefox will update to the RC version of 2....3 so you can 'test' it. I 've been doing that for a while and I didn't notice any stability issue.

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Stable

is more like whether it should be used by the public. Those RCs should be fairly stable, but not stable enough for widespread use.
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