Waterfox follows the Mozilla rapid release cycle for its releases. Every 6 weeks or so, a new version of Waterfox is made available, generally featuring security and bug fixes.
Traditionally this would follow an incremental sequence based version of
X = Main version release
Y = Feature release
Z = Hotfix
Changing Versioning Scheme
Firefox is now moving to a 4 week release cycle and it does not make sense for Waterfox to follow the current versioning scheme it has. As such, the next releases after 56.2.14 and 68.0b1 will follow the date versioning system of
YYYY = Digits of year of release
MM = Two digits of the month of release
X = Hotfix
Addition of Channels
As of the next releases, Waterfox will have two separate channels, one focused on a legacy branch maintaining security and bug fixes and another branch focusing on keeping up to date with the modern web and a fully customisable web browser to go with it. The branches will be named as follows:
This branch is the legacy branch.
This branch will be the modern, feature updated branch.