In article <20190414185015....@firedrake.org
Roger Bell_West <roger+a...@nospam.firedrake.org
>On 2019-04-14, Grant Taylor wrote:
>>That's just the nature of Thunderbird / Firefox / Chromium, which seem
>>to be racing through version numbers, possibly because they can.
>The cool kids are now using the version that hasn't finished compiling
>yet. Which explains why they've been so quiet lately.
In the case of the browsers, it's because they are no longer browsers
at all but "platforms" for running "apps", racing madly against each
other to recapitulate all the mistakes of the last 50 years of
operating systems development. Except with a "security" model that
includes promiscuously executing any code they happen to trip across
on the entire Internet. Naturally, this leads to a lot of security
band-aids that must be cycled every few days.
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