So the way things worked up to and including 1.7 was that at some point, I said "this looks like we've added/fixed/improved/balanced enough things for a release. Let's release!" This worked fairly well for 1.0 to 1.5, which were pretty rapid releases. Then, there was a year between 1.6 and 1.7. For the first half of that year there were bugfixes and patches; but after that, because I knew I wasn't doing a lot of work on it, I was never really ready to release 1.7. Early this summer, I finally had the patience to do everything we needed to release (merge BUG and tidy things up)and then actually release. Now, for 1.8... I have no idea when 1.8 would be ready, because I don't really have any idea of what new things should be in 1.8. So here's an idea I came up with that might make things better. Let's say every three or four months, we'll take everything in the subversion repository, test it's stability, and release it as the next version. (Assuming that there had been some changes over those three months, of course- I don't want this to become the Firefox release system ). Quick hotfix patches would be released within the first month or so to fix any outstanding bugs, of course, just like now. Thoughts?