I realize that one can skip a Brave update, however, is it really necessary to issue updates so frequently. They seem to come more than once a week. Unless there is an urgent security patch surely once a month is enough for feature updates.
This is more or less an industry standard for software companies. Frequent updates have several benefits:
- The codeis always in a shippable state and the software is always getting better.
- Releases are lower stress for everyone because they’re not an exception – they are a regular occurrence with a known process.
- It’s easier for product managers to hold back features that aren’t quite baked because the next release isn’t far away.
- The work load for developers is more sustainable (there aren’t spans of time with constant late nights).
- The team can get timely feedback on new ideas and iterate more rapidly.
Those are all good points. However, four to six week update cycles are common. For example:
and Safari is updated much less frequently.
Maybe it’s just an observation effect but it feels as though Brave updates more frequently.
Major release cycle for stable release is ~3 weeks. https://github.com/brave/brave-browser/wiki/Brave-Release-Schedule
But maybe minor release make it feels like it’s updated too frequent.
I have “Nightly” channels installed for various browsers on a number of machines … try that sometime : )