Asa Dotzler, community coordinator for Firefox marketing projects added the entry to Bugzilla, and says the dialog will now just offer more general information like "Firefox checked for updates 20 minutes ago, you are running the latest release."
If you now want to check the version number, you will have to head over to the about:support page, says ghacks.
It appears that Mozilla's ultimate goal is simply to make versions less important to the end user.
Earlier this year, Mozilla announced it would be moving to a more Chrome-like release schedule, and has since moved from Firefox 4 to Firefox 8 nightly (Aurora) in just 6 months.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 18 Aug 2011 1:44