Opera: 9 to 90 in 30 seconds!



  • Not quite as large a jump as Microsoft did from 3.1 to 95 (or 98 to 2000), but still WTFey:

    A new version of Opera, Opera 90.1, is available. Would you like to upgrade now?



  • Ha, I remember seeing that. Why did I not submit it?!

    I wonder if the actual stored version number is affected. Meaning the next release couldn't be labeled 9.2 because the updater wouldn't think it's more recent. That would require a version 90.2 or something to knock the version back down and get everything under control.



  • I suspect it's a new feature of version 90.



  • You mean the one and only new feature of Version 90



  • @gblues said:

    Not quite as large a jump as Microsoft did from 3.1 to 95 (or 98 to 2000)
    Only if you ignore the fact that 95 was 4.0 and 98 was 4.1 and 2000 was 5.0...and if you're going to treat product names as version numbers, what do you do with Me, XP, and Vista?



  • @iamyourenemy said:

    what do you do with Me, XP, and Vista?

    Dump them in the trash. But seriously:

    M is the Roman numeral for 1000 and e is Euler's number.
    Me ≈ 1000 * 2.718 = 2718

    X is the Roman numeral for 10 and P is for positive.
    XP = positive(10) = 10

    V is the Roman numeral for 5, i is the Roman numeral for 1, s is for sum, t is for tera, and a is for absolute.
    Vista = absolute((5 + 1) * 10^12) = 6000000000000



  • Pretty new version, that.

    I guess they just counted each patch as a version. /tooeasyjoke



  • @iamyourenemy said:

    Only if you ignore the fact that 95 was 4.0 and 98 was 4.1 and 2000 was 5.0...and if you're going to treat product names as version numbers, what do you do with Me, XP, and Vista?

    You mean Win 95 and 98 later evolved into 2000 and XP? Wasn't it Windows NT 3.51 -> 4.0 -> 5.0 (Win2k) -> 5.1 (XP) ?? Nothing at all to do with the Win 9x/me line, development for which stopped after Me, afaik.


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