It's taken Mozilla a little longer than they expected to exorcise the demons out of the next Firefox update, and given the extent of the update have decided to call it Firefox 3.5.
There's a fair bit of new stuff going into the next incarnation of Firefox:
- New privacy features
- Improved tab handling
- Enhanced web standards compatibility
Is this enough for an x.5 version number, or is this just politics at play? Personally I don't care, but I do find that these sorts of version jumps do confuse your average user who doesn't understand version numbers.
The good news is that the Beta 3 code (which will still be called 3.1) has been frozen so we can expect to see that soon.
Thoughts? Is Mozilla generating confusion with version numbering here, or is the jump to 3.5 understandable?