This part doesn’t make sense to me:
We’re going to replace the existing nomenclature for pre-releases from alpha and beta to “Developer Preview” and “Preview Release” to more solidly differentiate them. The reason: for some time people have associated Firefox Preview – Releases with high quality and we want to make sure there are no guarantees made of any pre-release we offer. We also want to make it clear that Developer Previews in no way represent final or feature-complete code.
He seems to be saying:
- People have historically associated “Firefox Preview Release” with high quality
- Future preview releases may not have that quality
- So, instead of calling them “alpha” and “beta”, we are calling them “Developer Preview” and “Preview Release”.
Surely that’s completely backwards? If they aren’t going to have the quality associated with “Preview”, we should be avoiding calling them “Preview” anything at all costs!
Or have I misunderstood?